Tuesday, December 16, 2014

I love my granny's recipes but they are so unhealthy, what do I do to make them more healthy?

Even with our busy lifestyle, as a society we are returning to our home stoves and cookware for meal preparation rather than calling out for take-out or delivery, or heading to a restaurant. We are choosing to eat at home because it saves money, is a healthier decision, and in some cases is lifesaving. You may be surprised to know that, with a little planning, eating healthy food prepared in your kitchen is fast, convenient, and simple.

First let's take a look at what is going on with your current eating plan, what it's causing, then recipe makeover ideas you can use to transform to ta healthier life.

The Western Diet is known as the Standard American Diet (SAD) Diet

If you were to list the factors that increase the risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, intestinal disorders - just about any illness - the standard American diet has them all:
  • High in animal fats
  • High in unhealthy fats: saturated, hydrogenated
  • Low in fiber
  • High in processed foods
  • Low in complex carbohydrates
  • Low in plant-based foods
The striking fact is that cultures that eat the reverse of the standard American diet - low fat, high in complex carbohydrates, plant-based, and high in fiber - have a lower incidence of cancer and coronary artery disease (CAD). What's even more sad is that countries whose populations can afford to eat the healthiest disease-preventing foods don't the United States leading the way. To learn more about what the Standard American Diet (western diet) is doing to you go here >>>The Standard American Diet in 3 Simple Charts. 

Experts agree .. walk away from the western diet, it's linked to disease and early death. 
Good news you can change that! 

First a Diet Makeover

Here are the 3 simple steps you can take to modify your current eating plan (diet) to make the transition to a healthier life. 
Step 1. Eliminate MSG, Aspartame, and artificial sweeteners.
Step 2. Invented food that comes from factories. If you can, grow it, pick it or kill it don't eat it. 
Step 3. Eat foods as they appear in nature with minimal alteration.

Let's get started on those recipe makeovers!

This is from Wellness Wednesday Getting Healthier Every Day eNewsletter to 
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Your partner in health,

Cindy Cohen RN
Certified Health Coach
Wellness Consultant