A crash course in natural health: What you need to know to get started
Posted by truthpills on 2013/09/21
Raleigh : NC : USA | Sep 19, 2013 at 5:58 AM PDT
By Elizabeth Renter
Natural health is very en vogue right now. It’s trendy to have cloth shopping bags, to shop at the farmer’s market and to forgo entire food groups or nutrients because of what might be in them or how your body reacts. It’s cool to juice, to make your own medicines, and to talk trash about Monsanto.
It’s because natural health has become a trend that there is almost too much information out there. For someone accustomed to getting their breakfast at a drive-thru and their dinner in the freezer section, it can be difficult to know where to start and what to believe. Fortunately, eating better for your health and for the collective health of all of us doesn’t have to be difficult. It can begin with five simple steps.
1.Processed foods are out. If it’s in a box, it more than likely contains genetically modified organisms, specifically corn. If it’s in a can, it contains something called bisphenol-A (BPA), known to have serious repercussions for the reproductive and endocrine systems. Basically, if it won’t “go bad”, it’s bad. You will find very few healthful foods in the inner aisles of your grocery store. Bags, boxes, cans, and other packages are typically food-like substances loaded with unknown ingredients. Stay away from these processed foods as much as possible.
2.Become a label reader. If your food has an ingredient’s list (only produce and animal products don’t), read it. Learn about what’s in the foods you love the most. Generally, if you can’t pronounce it, you shouldn’t be putting it in your body. Look for short ingredient’s lists and only components you recognize as being natural and healthful.
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