Whether surviving a long day at the office, eating on the run, or preparing a meal at home, what you eat has a big impact on your health. What you put in your mouth can either nourish your body and leave you feeling good, or leave you feeling sluggish and run down. Improper nutrition has been positively linked to diseases such as: insulin resistance, obesity, progressive aging, food cravings, poor skin, hypertension, elevated cholesterol and blood fats, allergies, certain cancers and a decreased sense of physical well being.
Additionally, research has consistently recognized that diets high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and quality proteins can reduce the risk of diseases and feelings of poor health. The benefits of these foods are partially due to antioxidants which contain specific vitamins, minerals and enzymes that assist in protecting cells against oxidative damage. Fruits, vegetables and legumes contain health-promoting phyto-chemicals that appear to be beneficial in the war against cancer and other lift-threatening diseases.
Praised phyto-chemicals include: Flavoniods (found in citrus fruits and berries), Indoles (found in broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower and cabbage), Genistein (found in soybeans), Saponins (found in chickpeas, soybeans, lentils and kidney beans), P-coumaric Acid and Chlorogenic Acid (found in tomatoes), PEITC (found in cabbage) and thousands of other phyto-chemicals found in plant-based, whole foods are positively beneficial for good health.
Quality Proteins are essential for growth and development, muscular repair and weight control. Amino acids in protein provide the body with energy while assisting in the process of manufacturing hormones, antibodies, enzymes and tissues. Quality protein sources include: fish, eggs, poultry, cheese, milk, meat, whey, soy, nuts, beans and seeds. Animal sources provide complete proteins as they contain all of the essential amino acids your body needs for good health. Vegetable sources are incomplete proteins as they lack one or more of the essential amino acids necessary for good health. You can, however, combine two or more incomplete protein sources in one meal and still obtain all the essential amino acids your body needs.
Are You Ready for a Dietary Make-Over?
A dietary make-over begins with a FREE client consultation, personalized food analysis and nutrient profile. After a review of your current nutritional habits and dietary goals, Susan will carefully design and craft a performance eating plan for your desired success. This includes: suggested meal plans and food lists, recommended vitamin and mineral intake, quality food selection, recipe suggestions, guidelines for dining out, understanding food labels (up-date advice on food additives, preservatives, trans fats, and chemical-laden foods), and expert advice on common nutritional concerns.
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