You might wonder sometimes even when you eat super-healthy foods all the time you get constantly tired or don’t feel good and can’t figure out why.
Now you might be eating that healthy cereal and granola. Protein bars, frozen burritos or healthy canned soups. Yes, you are sticking to organic food which is great. But most of your meals are motly comprised of pre-packaged foods- straight from the factory. These stuff loaded with too much salt, sugar and refined oils. You might not be eating enough or many fresh fruits and veggies. You think you are eating super-healthy, but in fact, your body is nutrient-deficent. That’s why your enegery levels are slumping.
People who feel pretty good, but not great. People who aren’t exactly sick but aren’t thriving and vibrant either. If that’s your situation, you should take a closer look at what you are eating. You might feel like you’re sticking to a supernutritious diet, but maybe not! Switch to real food and you will feel a big difference within few weeks.
But what about protien?
We don’t need as much protein as we’ve been led to believe. In fact, too much protein is very tough on the body. Oh yes, the beef industry has worked hard to convince you that meat is crucial for strength and vitality! But it’s simply not true.
If you look online, you’ll see several blogs written by vegan weightlifters, vegan boxers, vegan bodybuilders, dancers, Iron Man athletes, and marathoners who are all living—and thriving—without meat. They stick to a plant-based way of eating, and they’re functioning in top form, because of their plant-strong lifestyle. If they can, why not you?
Just as an experiment, stop eating animal protein for few weeks. Notice how you feel. Taking a “meat break” is a beautiful gift for your kidneys and your cells. You’ll allow them to circulate excess sodium effectively through your body while flushing out excess water and acidity, which can build up over time from too much protein. After eliminating animal or high-protein foods for five weeks, you might feel lighter, more energized, and have a clearer head. You might not miss pork chops as much as you thought you would.
Ok! What about salt?
You might wonder if you can sprinkle some good-quality salt onto my meals?. You can but It’s strongly recommend that you don’t. Why? Because most of us consume way too much salt already.
Health organizations recommend no more than 2,300 milligrams (about one teaspoon) of salt per day. But most people consume far more than the recommended amount and the consequences are severe. Excessive salt intake spikes your blood pressure, which, over time, increases your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
If things “just don’t taste right” without extra salt, that’s because you’ve grown accustomed to a high-sodium diet, and your taste buds need a little time to adjust. If you reduce your salt intake for a short time even just ten days then you’ll give your taste buds a chance to adjust, and your palate will change. After two weeks or so, you’ll notice that you don’t “need” the excess salt anymore. Things will taste amazing without it!
How about alcohol?mnm.all
You’ve probably seen the headlines that say, “Red wine contains antioxidants that can fight cancer!” and “Moderate alcohol consumption is good for your heart!” and so forth.
Is it true? The jury’s still out. Some studies say yes, and others are inconclusive. Dealing with alcohol is one of those situations where you need to view your body as a living laboratory and pay close attention to how things impact you.
When you have one glass of wine, how do you feel the next morning? What about two glasses? What about none?
Rather than buying into the media hype or trusting the latest news headlines. Trust the information you’re receiving from your own body. Ultimately, that’s the information that matters most.