Good Healthy Food And Its Advantages

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

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

That leaves only 10%, or less, of real food. It is not possible for your body to operate 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.

They are in the brassicaceae family of plants and contain 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 rich in fiber, macro minerals, trace elements, vitamins, protein and omega 3, phytochemicals and antioxidants.

The family members are especially healthy. The cruciferous vegetables all have a slightly spicy or pungent aroma and/or flavour. This comes in the sulphur containing chemical, 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 present 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 potential raw. Growing your own vegetables can ensure the freshest source.

Often it is an acquired taste. But here is one recipe that may match your taste buds.

Combine freshly squeezed orange and lemon juice. Allow finely chopped kale to marinade in this overnight.

Healthy, yummy!