When one eats only foods from the earth the health benefits are spectacular. Modern foods today contain too many chemicals. If you look at the ingredient list of a product and it has a lot of long chemical names on the product do not buy that product. If you can’t even pronounce the names of the chemicals contained in the food you shouldn’t be eating it!
I can feel the difference in my body after I eat a commercial frozen dinner. They contain too much salt and chemicals. They are terrible for one’s health. It is far better to cook in bulk at home and make one’s own frozen meals. This ensures the food is chemical free and is healthy.
Some tips to eat naturally follow. Find the time to pamper your health and eat well. I will try to follow my own advice. I am attempting to eat only natural foods and force myself to look at the ingredient list of any product before I buy it.
Shop Farmer’s Markets
I think a bowl of fresh raspberries is one of the wonders of the world. Few luxuries equal the beauty of a bowl of fresh raspberries. I love to wander the aisle of farm markets. The fruit is so beautiful and it feels so nice to shop outdoors rather than in a busy supermarket. In the winter I miss the farmer’s markets terribly.
When available, shop at least once a week at a farmer’s market to get the freshest produce. Enjoy a wide variety of fruits and vegetables to get a wide range of nutrients.
Cook in Bulk
Keep your freezer stocked with food prepared at home so you aren’t tempted to buy frozen dinners. Home cooked food is so much healthier than commercial food and is cheaper to prepare too. Make wonderful home-made soups and freeze in bulk.
Avoid Junk Food
Look on the ingredient list of most packages of chips or dips and you will see lots of chemical products used. Don’t load your body with the chemicals and salt found in junk food. The long-term impact of all these chemicals will likely be quite toxic.
Find Joy in Healthy Foods
Certain foods seem to emit natural cheer. I love to take an orange out of the fridge in the morning and put it on my writing desk. As it warms up its cheerful orange color reminds me of past vacations in Florida where it was always a treat to pick oranges directly from the tree.
I also find the banana a cheerful fruit. Its perky yellow skin brightens my morning routine. A banana is also a healthy snack and it is fun to imagine the warm climate the banana is from. If you don’t live in a cold region, trust me, in the winter any little sign of the tropics, even a banana can be quite enjoyable.
A coconut can be a wonderful treat any time of the year. The coconut milk is a new health trend. Ritzy spas are touting coconut water and milk as a health elixir. The coconut fruit is a wonderful snack and tossing some shaved coconut on top of a fruit salad adds an exotic touch.
A mango is my favorite treat in the winter. I find the mango’s aroma so enticing. A nice bowl of bright yellow mango chunks or slices improves my mood on any winter day. This fruit is also supposed to have a very high level of healthy nutrients.
The best food and snacks are those right from the earth. When one shops in the supermarket it is very tempting to buy processed products. However, they are terrible for one’s health. Going back to basics and consuming only nature’s foods will help your health and probably your budget too. Commercial foods are too expensive and detrimental to health.