What are The 5 Elements of Health? Part 3

The 5 Elements of Health

So we have gone over the first 2 elements Proper Function and Proper Fitness, it is now time to cover the 3rd Element – Proper Pure Nutrition.

Element 3 – Proper Pure Nutrition

What you put into your body affects how you feel each and every day. Food is the fuel that your body needs to continue to power and heal itself on a daily basis. Diets that are high in carbohydrates, have pH or omega-3 imbalances or are nutrient deficient, have negative effects not only on your body, but can create a universe of symptoms and conditions such as depression, brain fog, stress and fatigue.

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Most Americans eat a diet that is high in refined carbohydrates, high in omega-6 fatty acids, and low in nutrients. We as Americans tend to love fast food, potato chips, and almost anything that comes in an easy to open package. These foods not only stress the body to have to process all of the artificial ingredients out of our bodies but cause high levels of inflammation.

Inflammation is the driving force behind diseases such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease and strokes.

Not only are our foods inflammatory but when you combine that with the fact that all of the processed foods and fast foods we consume we become vitamin and mineral deficient. These deficiencies do not allow the body to heal like it should. Have you ever wondered why colds take so long to get over sometimes? Vitamin D and C deficiencies are usually to blame.

Foods such as fresh organic fruits and vegetables, lean organic grass feed and pasture raised beef, free range hormone free chicken and eggs, fresh wild caught fish and water are just some of the foods that help improve health, reduce inflammation, and speed up recovery.

Tips to Improving Your Nutrition

  • Increase your daily fruit and vegetable intake. Add at least 1 fruit or vegetable to every meal.
  • Increase your water consumption
  • Increase your omega-3 fatty acid intake. You can do this by supplementation, increasing wild caught fish, and omega-3 eggs just to name a few.
  • Reduce your consumption of breads, pasta, oatmeal, and cereals.
  • Drive right past the fast food joints
  • Eliminate as much as possible pre-packaged and processed foods.

Remember Health is a Journey, NOT a Destination. Make it fun and make is exciting.

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