The most basic thing you have to do to be healthy is eat healthy food. That’s not easy. It’s really hard if you eat fast convenient food because it’s not good for you. The good news is you can eat healthy food. It doesn’t matter how much money you have or where you live. You can eat healthy food. You do have to make some changes to your diet though. And that’s not easy, but it will make you healthier.
Life is inconvenient, all good things are, it’s the same with cooking your own food. Keeping it simple and sticking to the basics is best to start with. Personally, I like to eat beans, fruits and vegetables because they help me to detox and get back to feeling great. If you don’t have a stove and can’t cook go to the grocery store and get fresh fruit and salad.
Your mind will want to tell you that there are healthy convenience foods. I advise you to read the labels the facts are there. I started reading labels to avoid the following things:
Hydrogenated and Partially Hydrogenated Oils
Monosodium Gluconate (MSG)
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Red Dye #40 (crushed bugs)
L- Cysteine (human hair in bread products)
Genetically Engineered Foods
At first I couldn’t find anything to eat. The state of our food is so crazy. The other day I was buying butter I thought, better check the label. It read: cream, milk, and natural flavoring. Butter is the only flavor I want in my butter! I left it on the shelf. It’s usually like that when you read the label, you still need to do it. Just because food companies package something that’s says healthy and all natural on the label; doesn’t mean you should eat it.
Here’s a few tips I have learned over the years that have helped me. Look for foods made with one to three ingredients that you know. If you don’t know or understand the ingredients – don’t eat it. Shop the produce aisle the most. Be careful about your oils. I usually use butter, olive oil, and coconut oil, all of which I normally add to my food after cooking it.
Eating healthy food is worth all the effort we have to make. We can succeed with ease if we help each other. Please do feel free to leave your comments and advice below.