10 Critical Healthier Body Upgrades
10 Critical Healthier Body Upgrades – It is often difficult for people to completely drop old health compromising habits and pick up completely new ones, even if it is a better choice for their health. Due to that fact, transition is an important strategy. Here are 10 upgrades to which to transition in order to reach that next level of health.
Upgrading water is one of the most important factors to consider when becoming healthy. Ditch the contaminated tap and hormone disrupting plastic bottled water and choose spring, mineralized, or filtered water instead. Our special report on “Healthy Water Choices” may help guide you into the best choice for your unique situation. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. Our 5-step guide will give you the tools you need to make the best choices.
Don’t start the most important meal of the day with coffee and sugary, starchy foods. This is a bad way to wake up the digestive system and it will not adequately power anyone through their morning. Opt for a very low-glycemic smoothie instead that is full of enzymes, probiotics, vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, fiber, and other health promoting nutrients. Incorporate high quality whole, organic foods for the most benefits.
Stop shopping in the juice aisle! There are very few juices on the shelves that are not “dead” and full of added sugar. Have fresh juice from very low-glycemic, organic veggies once a day, and make it 15 minutes prior to a meal so that the probiotics and enzymes can facilitate a healthier digestive process. It will also help energize the body, and the amount of nutrients in an 8 ounce glass will provide more nutrients than many people get in one day.
So many smoothies, juices soups, broths and stocks are made with higher-glycemic foods that spike blood sugars. We decided to create an entire set of 65 recipes designed for minimum impact on blood glucose with maximum focus on nutrition, health and wellness: The Liquid Assets Recipe e-Book. Our family enjoys these recipes on a daily basis, knowing we are drinking our way to better health.
There is no debate that North America is on a sugar high. It is one of the most difficult things to avoid, since it is in nearly everything and most people are addicted to it in some shape or form. A good way to ditch a lot of the sugar is to use stevia, an herbal sweetener that does not incur the negative effects of regular sugar, like feeding candida. Try it in smoothies, teas, and tasty, blood-sugar-stabilizing treats such as those found in the Roman Diet Ultimate Diabetes Recipe e-Book. We consider stevia the best choice in alternative sweeteners for the Roman Diabetes Diet and overall health. We discuss the benefits of stevia and include a Sugar to Stevia Conversion Chart to help you determine the amount of this zero-glycemic, zero-calorie sweetener to use as a substitute for sugar in some of your favorite recipes.
Our “Sweet Alternatives Special Report” will give you the best alternatives to replace sugar, fructose and artificial sweeteners. With increasing reports of health consequences resulting from consuming artificial sweeteners, and too much sugar and fructose, most people looking for a sugar substitute have been left wanting. We identify in this special report several delicious natural sugar substitutes that can take the place of any other sweetener – even in baking – and one surprise that makes them all taste even better.
Salt has been demonized, but the devil is in the details. In the process of making regular table salt, aluminum, ferro-cyanide, and bleach are used. These toxic materials, combined with the fact that the salt has also been stripped of minerals, make table salt dangerous to ingest. Upgrade to a good, full spectrum sea salt in order to avoid all of that dangerous processing and absorb the full spectrum of nutrients that come in a good sea salt.
By now, people have heard about organic or are already eating organic food as much as possible. For those who still haven’t made that transition yet, it is one of the most important things to remember.
When eating organic, pesticides, GMOs, antibiotics, and hormones are avoided, and it helps protect the environment as well. For those on a budget, consider checking into the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists, to see which foods are most important to buy organic.
Eat More Plant Protein
According to the EWG, the scientific evidence is increasingly clear that eating too much of greenhouse gas-intensive animal meats boosts exposure to toxins and increases the risk of a wide variety of serious health problems, including heart disease, certain cancers, obesity and, in some studies, diabetes.
With complete plant proteins offering up to 60 percent of highly digestible protein, it makes sense to increase consumption of plant material.
Eat More Raw, Nutritious Plant Foods
People have grown accustomed to cooking their food, and perhaps a little too much. Cooking will change enzyme content and probiotics, and can also raise your level of cancer causing agents like acrylamides. Choose to eat food more raw, and always incorporate a significant amount into each meal to allow the intact enzymes and probiotics to help digestion. We use the 80-20 rule where we target 80% of each meal to be raw and the remaining 20% can be cooked.
Our recipe e-books, workshops and home study course will teach you how to transform your lifestyle in a practical, livable way for long term sustainability and better living. You will enjoy a natural, innovative way to help control type 1 and type 2 diabetes with healthy, natural, whole, very low-glycemic foods. There’s strong evidence that better blood sugar control – without the roller-coaster ride of highs and lows – results in better health outcomes and fewer complications in the years ahead.