Boosting Your Physical Well-Being
How our food choices can change our health and boost our well-being.
- Higher levels of Omega-3 fatty acids can protect against a wide range of cancers, cognitive degeneration (Alzheimer’s), heart disease, and can moderate symptoms of depression, decrease impulsiveness and boost daily mood.
- Our early ancestors maintained a 2:1 ratio of Omega-6 (found in meat and vegetable oils) to Omega-3’s (fish, nuts, seeds). Researchers fed healthy people a controlled diet of 2:2(ancestor’s diet). They discovered that many critical signaling genes that promote inflammation, autoimmune and allergic responses were markedly reduced in just 5 weeks due to these dietary changes.
- A Diet high in carbohydrates and sugars can negatively affect our appetite-control cells, sending messages to our brain to eat more.
- Diets with higher levels of unsaturated fats found in avocados, nuts and olive oil send messages that tell our brain to stop eating.
A rule of thumb when shopping: Look for fruits and vegetables that have darker tones of red, green, and blue.
Greens: Broccoli, Spinach, Collard Greens, Asparagus, Lettuce, Artichokes, Swiss Chard, Sprouts
Blues: Blueberries, Grapes, Blackberries, Cabbage
- The choices you make today can begin making changes toward your health in days, and give a boost to your well-being.
- Read More:
- Paleolithic Diet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paleolithic_diet
- Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid: http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART02995/Dr-Weil-Anti-Inflammatory-Food-Pyramid.html
- The Paleo Food Pyramid (primalcut.wordpress.com)