Good Healthy Food And Its Advantages

The advantages of eating good healthy meals is that you provide your body with the nutrients it must work efficiently. This eliminates much strain, stops food cravings and prevents disease.

The typical western diet is around 50% processed meals and 40% animal protein. The cooking of animal protein alters the protein, making it difficult to digest, assimilate and eliminate. Animal protein does not contain a huge variety of complex nutrients.

That leaves just 10%, or less, of real food. It is not possible for your body to function well when only 10% is nutrient rich food.

Not only is it impossible, it means you remain hungry all the time, increasing the chance of snacking. This inevitably leads to fat gain.

Cruciferous vegetables are one of the most complete foods there are. They are in the brassicaceae family of plants and include root vegetables, leafy greens and flowers. The typical ones are broccoli, kale, cabbage, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, arugula, watercress, horseradish, collards, turnip greens, kohlrabi, radishes, daikon, chinese cabbage, bok choy, chard, rapini, wasabi and rutabaga.

They are full of fiber, macro minerals, trace elements, vitamins, protein and omega 3, phytochemicals and antioxidants.

The green family are especially healthy. The cruciferous vegetables all have a somewhat spicy or sour aroma and/or flavour. This comes in the sulphur containing compound, sulphaphane. is famous to:

Shield cellular enzyme activity

induce cancer cell destruction

targets cancer stem cells

heals the blood/brain barrier

reduces chronic inflammation

It's fascinating that these are the favourite vegetables for fermenting, which enhances the healing abilities of the vegetable.

The benefits of a regular supply of these vegetables comprise:

This is comforting in our current age of high toxicity, poisons, chemicals and environmental degradation.

The very best way to eat good healthy food is to eat it fresh, and when possible raw. Growing your own vegetables can ensure the freshest source.

Eating it raw can be a challenge. Often it is an acquired taste. However, here is one recipe that may tickle your taste buds.

Combine freshly squeezed orange and lemon juice.

Healthy, delicious!