Good Healthy Food And Its Advantages

The advantages of eating good healthy food is that you offer your body with the nourishment it must work effectively. This eliminates much stress, 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 more difficult to digest, assimilate and eliminate. Animal protein doesn't contain a huge variety of complex nutrients.

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

Not only is it hopeless, 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 contain root vegetables, leafy greens and flowers. The common 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 green family are especially healthy. The cruciferous vegetables all have a somewhat spicy or sour aroma and/or flavour. comes in the sulphur containing chemical, sulphaphane.

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 interesting 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 include:

This is reassuring 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 potential raw. Growing your own vegetables can ensure the freshest supply.

Eating it raw can be a challenge. However, here is one recipe that may match your taste buds.

Combine freshly squeezed orange and lemon juice.

Healthy, yummy!