You are what you eat, is what they say. Since you eat what you buy, logical deduction would suggest that you are what you buy. So then, what should we buy? Great question! Thank you for asking.
Let’s take a quick look around the grocery store. On one side is the produce area full of beautiful colors of fresh fruits and vegetables. As you move inward, the shelves have boxes, bags and cans of food. Typically on the other end of the store is the meat and dairy department, where again the food is relatively fresh, especially compared to the middle aisles.
The best place to select foods is the area where the food is fresh because fresh = nutrients!
Recently I changed to a vegan diet to help improve my symptoms from Multiple Sclerosis. In my kitchen, it was hard to find snacks and even to create healthy meals. After several days of struggling to get enough calories, I realized that I needed to adjust my shopping habits and rearrange my kitchen. Happily, my fridge now has 2 drawers for fruits/vegetables (only one small drawer holds cheese and meat for my family). There are fewer prepackaged snacks in my pantry since we are now focused on fresh foods for improved nutrition.
Have you heard of Bok Choy? What about Napa Cabbage? Here is our fresh head of Napa Cabbage.
My family has been enjoying new foods together. Our favorite way to eat fresh produce is in a salad with a dressing that I make myself. Just mix 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil, 1 Tablespoon Applecider Vinegar and 1/2 Tablespoon of Agave Nectar (or you can use 1 Tablespoon of sugar). Chop up the Bok Choy, Napa or even shred the stem of broccoli, add the dressing, top with some toasted sesame seeds and sunflower seeds then serve chilled. Yummy!
Luckily, as I adjusted my diet, I had Terragreens from doTERRA to ensure I had enough greens in my diet. I mix a scoop of Terragreens in a glass of water and enjoy a quick, nutritious snack!
Changing what we eat doesn’t happen overnight even for the very motivated person; my vision was severely affected with my new diagnosis of M.S. so I was extremely motivated. Be patient. Don’t worry. Start with one change at a time. What is one thing you would like to adjust in your diet?
Comment below and we can encourage each other!