5 Nutrition Hacks to Hack your Health

Food is fuel. Have you ever heard the saying ‘you are what you eat’? Well, there could be more truth to this than what people give credit. Obesity has risen by 40% on a high carbohydrate, low fat diet, so it begs the question, what should we eat? Hopefully, this article will shed some light on how to shed a few kilos and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

  1. Eat Whole Foods and Avoid Processed Foods/ Sugars – if it comes from a plant, eat it, if it is made in a plant, don’t. Michael Pollan.
  • Eat Only Foods that are Farmed/ Grown Naturally, including: leafy green vegetables, other colourful vegetables, nuts (not peanuts), avocado, olive/ coconut oil, eggs, fish and organic pasture raised meat.
  • Avoid Sugars and Refined Carbohydrates, including bread, pasta, chips, biscuits, lollies, pastries, cool drink/ sodas and (most) breakfast cereals etc. Breakfast cereals advertised as low in fat are high in sugar and refined carbohydrates.
  • Shop the Peripheries of the Supermarket, ie where they keep the fresh stuffFood Rules, Michael Pollan.
  • Eat a Variety of Good Monounsaturated Fats. Fat is not the enemy, trans fats are. Eat foods that are high in monounsaturated fats and omega 3’s such as olive oil, coconut oil, nuts, avocado, walnuts and oily fish.

Credit: The Ready State – Aches and Pains Over 50

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