Despite all things that may go left, life is important. Health is important.
“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha
What you put in your body is the way it portrays itself on the outside. There are no amount of creams and serums that will transform your skin, nails and hair into a picturesque beauty unless you also protect yourself from within.
Stuffing fried chicken and burgers into your face every day will, no matter how blessed you are genetically, show in sprouts of blockage on your dermis. Same with soda, artificially flavoured eats, preservatives, etc. These are all things I’m sure you already know from your mother, but you don’t listen because they “taste so good” and you crave them.
This said, I am not opposing to an occasional indulgence. Life is about celebration and comfort. These two are important. Eat your cake, your papas fritas, your bloody filet mignon…in moderation. In moments like this – savour each nibble. Allow yourself to appreciate how hard you work on keeping yourself in tip-top health in order to enjoy the luxury of an occasional “slip”.
“There’s lots of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven’t the time to enjoy it.” -Josh Billings
Not to sound like a nagging nutritionist, but…
- Fruit and veggies can be consumed abundantly and always. Raw, they are an excellent source of vitamins, antioxidants and sugars. Best: leafy greens like kale and mangos.
- A handful of nuts goes a long way (that’s what she said) as a quick snack. Best: walnuts. And if nuts aren’t your bag – try dried fruit. Best: apricots.
- Eggs in the morning are a lot better for your cholesterol than steaks…any time of the day.
- A lot of acne problems surface from the intake of white carbs and sugars. Stick to whole grains and raw sugar, but please stay away from sugar substitutes if you care about your nervous system.
- Carnivores should stick to lean meats like grilled chicken/turkey and treat themselves rarely to bloody brawn.
- Fish is great for healthy oils, fats, minerals and vitamins – especially if you are preggers, though keep away from sushi until your pop. Best: salmon.
- Coffee, in moderation, actually provides minerals such as magnesium and chromium and prevents your chances of diabetes and some cancers.
- Alcohol, also in moderation, is a safeguard against heart diseases as it thins the blood. Red wine, in particular, is a great source of antioxidants.
- Water…no more needs to be said. You already know.