Winter is upon us, which means cold and flu season is here too! The best way to fight off disease is to have a healthy and stable foundation. My tips for good health through the winter season and beyond are:
Eat whole foods
Whole foods are unprocessed and unrefined. They do not need an ingredient list. Enjoy pastured meats, chicken, eggs, wild caught fish, fresh fruits and vegetables.
Eat the rainbow
Include lots of green, red, purple, orange, yellow, etc. fruits and vegetables. Different colours equals different nutrients.
Water aids in healthy digestions, helps to eliminate toxins from our body, and is great for our skin, among other things. Try replacing juice, soda and coffee with good old water. For a little extra flavour add some citrus to your water, such as lemon or lime.
Include good quality fats in your diet
Fats are both healthy and necessary for our bodies. Fats as they are found in nature are nutrient power houses. Enjoy coconut oil, avocado, butter, ghee, tallow, duck fat, and healthy omega 3 & 6’s
‘Frankenfats’ are those that have been extracted at high heats and hydrogenated to lengthen their shelf life. These fats are damaged and should be avoided. We want to avoid man made fats such as margarine, corn oil, and canola oil, soybean and cotton seed oils.
Avoid ingredients you don’t know
Avoid all fats, oils and the products that contain them if the following processing terms are listed ANYWHERE on ANY food label:
If an ingredient list includes numbers and names you don’t recognize as food, it probably isn’t food.