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5 Food Rules For Improving Your Health

Stumble thisPosted by Jessica Oxford on Thursday, May 28th 2009   28

If you want to make an immediate impact on your health and lifestyle for the better then follow these 5 rules on eating food to improve your overall wellbeing. The following list works through 5 simple steps to help you improve your eating habits. If you follow these rules you should start feeling healthier, decrease your body fat percentage, start to work towards a flat stomach and perhaps even improve your ability to fall and stay asleep throughout the night.

Eat REAL Food!

An easy way to dramatically improve your health is to eat real food! By this I mean eating food in it’s natural state. This means eating food as close as possible to the way nature intended it to be. Consume less processed grains, go for rolled oats over instant, brown rice over white and defiantly no white bread. Try switching to a sourdough or whole grain bread. Actually eat fruit instead of purchasing products that contain “real fruit”. Finally it also means preparing more of your own food at home instead of buying factory produced processed packaged meals.

Following the same line of thought you want to eat foods that contain no or minimal amounts of flavorings, preservatives and colorings. When you do your shopping make sure you actually check the labels and go for products where you recognize all the ingredients. Avoid items that are made up of powders, flavorings and numbers!

Eat Local Produce

Try and source your food from locally grown suppliers. Almost all cities and suburbs have a local farmers market somewhere. Find it and support your local manufactures and farmers. Buying your fruit, vegetables and meats from the supermarket is a great convenience but it comes at the cost of truly fresh and seasonal eating.

Eat More Fruit and Vegetables