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Eat good to feel good!

Posted by on Jul. 8, 2012 at 7:51 PM
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 Please know that I am not sharing this because I believe it to be 100% accurate, factual, truthful, whatever.  I am sharing this because I think it is interesting and wanted to share

(NaturalNews) Ever wonder why you are in pain, feeling tired and sluggish, frequently sick, have less than radiant skin, or just can't seem to focus? The answer may very well lie in the meals you eat on a daily basis. Food plays a direct role in why you feel the way you do. Making smarter choices by incorporating natural, raw foods into your diet will help to alleviate common symptoms and allow you to live a healthier, symptom-free life.

Processed, chemically and genetically altered foods wreak havoc on your body, especially when ingested regularly over long periods of time. Chronic pain, learning disabilities, increased medical bills, fatigue, frequent illness, sleep disturbances and irritability can occur when nutritionally poor food choices are made on an all too regular basis. Animal products, sugar, artificial colors, preservatives and chemical sweeteners have negative, long-term effects on the body. Below is a list of common foods in the American diet and some of their associated negative health effects.

• Sugar: diabetes, obesity, vitamin loss, learning/behavioral disabilities

• Animal proteins: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer risk

• Chemical sweeteners: carcinogenic effects, migraines, nervous system damage

• Artificial preservatives/colors: promote cancer, liver detox overload, ADHD

• Decreased fiber: increased risk of colon cancer, cardiovascular disease

The age old adage, "you are what you eat," is more true today than ever before; eat badly, feel bad; eat well, feel well. Foods in their natural state provide the body with the necessary fuel it needs to function optimally. Minimally processed foods contain a high vitamin content, natural fiber, antioxidants, and lower calories.

• Raw fruits/vegetables: high vitamin content, fiber, phytonutrients, good carbs

• Dried beans/lentils: high in protein, fiber, iron

• Chia seeds: natural source of omega-3's, fiber, protein

• Nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashews, Brazil): healthy fats, vitamins, protein

• Green tea: cancer fighting, improved cognition, antioxidants, lowers cholesterol

• Almond/Coconut milk: High in vitamins, especially Vitamin D and calcium

• Fresh garlic: anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal

People who eat "clean" reap the health benefits both inside and out, including: clearer skin, less pain and sickness, decreased prescription medications and medical bills, improved sleep, energy levels and mood, and an overall improvement in their quality of life. Healthier eating is not a diet; it is a lifestyle change that your body will thank you for, today and in the future.

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***Sabrina *~* wife to Matt  8/6/05*~*Mommy to Isaac 7/25/06, *~*Liam 7/30/08, *~* and Eban 6/24/10***

by on Jul. 8, 2012 at 7:51 PM
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by on Jul. 8, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Totally agree here...when I eat good, I feel good!  Simple as that!

by on Jul. 8, 2012 at 11:29 PM
I feel the same as Darby.
by on Jul. 9, 2012 at 12:39 AM
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by on Jul. 9, 2012 at 6:59 AM

Same here!  I've been eating summer rolls for lunch almost everyday, it's all mostly fresh and raw.  But on Saturday Dh's family was here and we ate food from the freezer, fries, onion rings and chickn tenders.  I had indigestion afterwards and bloated up like a balloon the next morning! UGH!

Quoting reneawesley:

I feel the same as Darby.

***Sabrina *~* wife to Matt  8/6/05*~*Mommy to Isaac 7/25/06, *~*Liam 7/30/08, *~* and Eban 6/24/10***

by on Jul. 9, 2012 at 8:57 AM

i totally agree.  when i overhauled my diet, i felt 100% better - not as bloated and i felt good.  my poops improved (sorry, TMI) but the biggest benefit of all was that my sleep did a total 180 and i went from sleeping a crappy, fragmented FOUR HOURS A NIGHT (and it took me 1+hrs to fall asleep) to a solid 6hrs and it now takes me 5mins to fall asleep, if that.

i hugely agree that in order to feel good, you have to eat properly.  in order to feel awesome, combine clean eating with exercise and you'll feel like the bomb-diggity :)

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by on Jul. 9, 2012 at 1:14 PM

 Thanks for posting!

by Silver Member on Jul. 9, 2012 at 3:59 PM

It is so true.

by on Jul. 9, 2012 at 6:49 PM

I always feel SO MUCH better when I am eating healthy. 

by on Jul. 9, 2012 at 8:32 PM

I agree! We eat a mostly organic - whole grain - plant based diet and feel better than ever!

by on Jul. 11, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Some good points in there

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