Here at Yes Chiropractic we are all about health and prevention so we eat a healthy diet ensuring our bodies are well nourished preventing illness, promoting healing and give us enough energy to keep our bodies fueled ready to take on the world each and every day. So we thought we would share with you our tips to a healthy diet and a healthy life!
We believe in a wholefood diet, foods that are natural and free from additives or anything artificial. Number one on our Food For Life plate would be fruits and vegetables, of course! But not just any fruits and veges, a variety of colors, tastes and shapes. Good produce that comes from the freshest local or organic farmers.
Vegetables are important sources of many nutrients, including potassium, dietary fiber, folate (folic acid), vitamin A, and vitamin C.
Second would be good fats, avocados, coconut oil, ghee or organic/ grass feed butter and omega 3 (found in salmon & sardines) Our bodies need these healthy fats to help to support cell growth and absorb nutrients.
Next on the list is protein! According to the recommended dietary allowance an average woman requires 46 grams of protein per day and 56 grams for an average man; this may increase if you are highly active individual. There are many sources of protein but the ones your body will benefit from the most are eggs and lean meats such as turkey breast, chicken breast, beef liver, ground beef (96% lean), sirloin tip beef steak, pork loin and salmon. We highly recommend getting these proteins from organic, grass feed and free range farms to steer clear of any added hormones and pesticides ensuring your body stays free from unnecessary toxins. Other great healthy protein sources come from activated nuts and seeds, almond, cashew, walnuts and pistachios, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds and flax seeds.
Last but not least, WATER!! Plenty and plenty of filtered water!! Our bodies are made of up to 75% water!! It is an absolute necessity to keep the body hydrated if we want to keep our bodies function correctly. Filtered water removes chlorine and bacterial contaminants reducing the risk of gastrointestinal disease by more than 33 percent.
We understand that each one of you have different tastes for food and also have different goals for your health. We encourage healthy eating habits for everyone as we know first-hand the negative effects that chemical stress can endure on the body. We hope that you have enjoyed our tips and would love for you to share some of yours with us!