Why eat healthy?
Eat Real Food
So You Said This Was Easy?
Before we get started, let’s define “Processed Foods”…
Choosing The Right Foods
- How close is my food to how it looks in nature?Consider the difference between corn on the cob, popcorn and corn-syrup. Generally, the more your food resembles how it looked in nature, the better.
- How many ingredients are on the label? The fewer the ingredients on the label the better.
- Can you pronounce the ingredients on the label? If you can’t pronounce ingredients on the label, chances are they are harmful sweeteners, preservatives or processed fillers.
- Is the label making a claim such as “zero-calories” or “fat-free”? Unless it is a bottle of water, your food (and drinks) should have calories in them. Artificial sweeteners mess with your bodies gut flora and are considered worse than conventional cane sugar. Also, fat is not bad. In fact, healthy fats, like those found in nuts and seeds are necessary for a balanced diet.
- Can you make this food from scratch? A loaf of fresh, whole wheat bread?—sure you could make it, but you probably don’t want to take the time. Gummy worms with high-fructose corn syrup? or Diet Pepsi?—nope.
- Ask yourself: “How the food will make me feel after I’m done eating?” Are you going to feel sluggish because of all the processed oil? Or full of energy because of the fresh nutrients?