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In the United States, nearly 16 million people have diabetes. More than 50 million adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. More than 600,000 people die each year from heart disease. Dementia and Alzheimer’s are on the rise, and digestive disorders are common.
According to the National Institutes of Health: “More than 35% of American adults are obese and more than 34% are overweight.”
Do I have your attention now?
Diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, dementia, and digestive disorders are out of control in the US People are suffering in silence and in fear. They don’t know where to turn or what to do.
People are eating their way to an early grave with foods laced with additives, preservatives, chemicals, sweeteners, and fats.
As a positive thinker, Norman Vincent Peale wisely expressed, “Every problem has within itself the seeds of its own solution.” Therefore, if food is the problem, it is also the solution.
The good news is that once you know how certain foods respond within your body (which ones are beneficial and which ones cause conflict); you can eat straight your way back to health. No matter what your current state of health or energy level is, it’s rarely too late to change it.
That ‘s what I did. In my 20s, 30s, and 40s I struggled with my health. It declined so alarmingly over that 20-year period that I knew I was eating my way into an early grave. I had to change my health. I made it by eating my way to health.
Now, at 50 years old, I am in the best health of my life!
If I can do it: You can do it.
eat your way to life
There are three key nutrients and vitamins essential for optimal health: protein, B vitamins, and greens. This is why:
Studies show that eating a diet rich in protein has some specific health benefits. Not only does it help you maintain and lose weight, but it also works to stabilize your blood sugar levels, improve cognition, reduce “brain fog”; increase your energy levels and support your muscles and bones. Organs, tissues, muscles, and hormones are made of protein.
There are so many proteins to choose from!
Here are some great protein sources: oats, grains, quinoa, nuts, dairy, tofu, eggs, fish, beans, and meat. You can also get your protein by drinking a protein powder shake.
The key to protein is to eat it every 2-3 hours.
2. B vitamins.
Everyone needs B vitamins. However, most people fall short of these essential nutrients. This not only slows down your metabolism, making it difficult to lose weight, but also causes energy crashes. B vitamins help your body make energy from the food you eat. They also form red blood cells.
There are eight B vitamins:
A. B1 (thiamine)
b. B2 (riboflavin)
against B3 (niacin)
d. B5 (pantothenic acid)
my. B6 (pyridoxine)
F. B7 (biotin)
gram. B9 (folate)
These foods are high in B vitamins: brown rice, 100% whole grain bread and pasta, non-GMO organic soybeans and other soy products, bananas, potatoes, and shiitake mushrooms.
The importance of eating vegetables cannot be overstated. Imagine foods so powerful that they can help you lose weight, reduce your risk of cancer, make you look younger, strengthen your bones, and help you live longer. Pretty clever huh!
Superwoman status is achieved with vegetables because most vegetables contain a mix of vitamins A, C, K, B9, iron, and potassium. Plus, most have protein and B vitamins.
Here are some delicious ways to get your greens:
A. Eat a salad a day.
b. Add steamed broccoli, zucchini, and cabbage to any meal.
against Dinner artichokes.
d. Eat raw celery and green bell peppers for snacks.
my. Blend kale and spinach into a green powder smoothie.
When you start eating for health, making the decision about what foods to eat is overwhelming. That’s why it’s helpful to work with a nutritionist or health consultant to design an eating plan specifically designed for you.
With so many people in the US suffering from diabetes, dealing with digestive disorders, struggling with weight problems, and going to an early grave from heart disease, don’t you owe it to yourself to prevent this from happening? I did. And I know you can too by eating your way to health. Start eating your way to health: The quality of your life depends on it.