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 common western diet is around 50% processed meals and 40% animal protein. The ingestion of animal protein alters the protein, making it difficult to digest, assimilate and eliminate. Animal protein doesn't contain a wide variety of complex nutrients.

That leaves only 10%, or less, of real food. is not possible for your body to operate well when just 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 weight 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 family are especially healthy. The cruciferous vegetables all have a somewhat spicy or sour aroma and/or flavour. This comes from the sulphur containing chemical, sulphaphane.

Sulphaphane is known to:

Protect 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.

But here is one recipe that may match your taste buds.

Blend freshly squeezed orange and lemon juice.

Healthy, yummy!