Do you want to work on your health and make sure you get enough nutrition every day? Then follow these simple tips to take your health to the next level.
Live Foods Help You Stay Healthy
Our bodies are designed for live foods. Live foods help the body to stay healthy. They contain all the nutrients we need (vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, etc.) and are made so that our body knows exactly how to use them.
Replacing much of the factory food (dead food) with live food can improve your health and well-being. It provides natural nutrition without salt, saturated fat, sugar, or additives. As a result, you can correct many vague health problems (caused by questionable ingredients or nutrient deficiencies), gain more energy, strengthen your immune system, lose weight responsibly, and have a more positive outlook on life.
What Exactly Is Live Food?
Live foods are natural plant-based foods eaten in their raw, unprocessed state. This means foods that grow from the earth, plants, shrubs, and trees, such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, grains, and seeds. Increasing your living foods does not mean that you have to eat only raw vegetables. It simply means the following:
- Choosing more raw vegetables and unroasted, unsalted nuts and seeds in your diet.
- Trying to get a variety of nutrients from a variety of foods.
- Choosing more (or as many as possible) fruits and vegetables that are fairly and consciously grown. So, those without chemical pesticides and considering people and the environment (organic, ecological, fair trade).
- Eating fruits regularly, preferably with the skin on.
- Trying to make your meals and snacks based on living foods as much as possible. Work with various living foods, such as fresh vegetables, fresh herbs, olive and nut oils, spices, mushrooms, legumes, and other foods that need to be cooked (such as eggplant).
- By focusing on a diet of living foods, you will see more positive changes in your body. The more we cook, cut, heat, and otherwise process food, its vitality becomes weaker. Nutrients are lost during the cooking of food. If you eat only reheated vegetables, you will be removing all the weak nutrients that disappear as soon as they are reheated. Therefore, it is wise to include more raw vegetables in your diet.
How to Consume More Live Foods?
There are countless ways to consume natural, living foods. Here are a few ways to increase your raw and cooked fresh foods intake:
- Choose a unique dish every time you reheat vegetables. When cooking vegetables, many nutrients are discarded along with the cooking water. Instead, heat your vegetables in a wok, dish, or risotto. This way, you can keep as many nutrients in the pot as possible.
- Drink a green smoothie with fresh fruit and leafy greens every day.
Choose salads more often, such as at lunch. This way, you will not only eat more vegetables, but you will also prevent your energy from dropping at 4 pm.
- Include more seeds (such as flaxseeds and chia seeds) in your diet. This will provide you with more fiber and omega fats.
- Challenge yourself to cook more often with real ingredients (without packets, jars, powders, sauces, etc.). You will enjoy cooking more and find it more satisfying. You can taste the real thing! You are no longer cooking to fill your stomach; you are cooking to nourish your body.
Raise the bar for yourself. Don’t be satisfied with just living on bread, cookies, potatoes, and meat for a day. Inspire yourself to eat more vegetables every day. Spend more time focusing on the vegetable and fruit shelves than the meat and cookie shelves. Before you know it, it will become a habit to eat vegetables every day, and you will feel better!