Some people can jump right in with both feet. Others not so quickly. Pick your plan….the plan you can stick to. Bump it up a notch as you get comfortable with each level. Don’t go whole hog if you can’t be faithful to your plan.
I love the saying “a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step”. That saying was passed to me several years ago when I was at the bottom of the ladder in a business and was hoping to work my way to the top . I did eventually get to the top and those wise words helped me appreciate the effort needed between the starting line and the finish line. You can keep your eye on the prize but you must embrace the journey.
When I was a young child and my developing body was at its most vulnerable my Mom fed my family whole foods that she made from scratch. Nothing was processed. I recall those days and have come to appreciate that I was nourished with good sound nutritious whole food. Today children are fed denatured, processed, sugar laden, chemical laden facsimiles of food. This includes baby nutrition. My husband and I picked up a can of baby formula the other day to read the label of ingredients in the product. There were approximately 30 ingredients on the label, most that we had never heard of. Some of the ingredients that were listed “incognito” were MSG and SUGAR. Not a good foundation to start life on. Sad really!
One important step towards sound nutrition is getting onto ORGANIC food. It has been proven in many studies and documented in many books and articles that organic food is more nutritious and is generally free of fungicides, herbicides and pesticides. You will be avoiding GMO ingredients as well. (genetically modified organisms) GMO is a whole other topic.
The most sprayed fruits and veggies on the grocery shelf are as follows. From the highest sprayed down…here is the “dirty dozen”.
Peaches, apples, sweet bell peppers, celery, nectarines, strawberries, cherries, pears, imported grapes, spinach, lettuce, potatoes.
You should buy organic from this list.
The least sprayed fruits and veggies in no specific order are: onions, pineapple, asparagus, eggplant, avocados, mangos, kiwi, watermelon, sweet peas, cabbage, papaya. These you can enjoy conventionally if your grocery budget restricts you from going totally organic.
But eventually, as you move through your journey towards optimal nutrition you will make all of your food choices organic.
It just makes sense.
To your “Health Wealth”….
As an footnote to my nutrition post I would like to draw your attention to the link below. Upaya Naturals is the place I go to get many of my essentials for the RAW vegan lifestyle I lead. Upaya carries many wonderful nuts, seeds, foods for vegetarians, vegans and raw foodies, raw chocolate, natural supplements as well as appliances such as my favorite little tool…..the SPIRALIZER….which is how you can make the most wonderful pasta substitute….noodles made of zucchini. What a raw vegan treat! Check out the link. You won’t be disappointed.