Focus on Eating Unprocessed Foods
Many people want to eat healthier and turn to popular diet plans to achieve this. For example, gluten free is a very popular diet right now which helps a lot of people live healthier, but is it right for everyone? While some people do have allergies that require a gluten free diet, the focus for most healthy eaters should be eating unprocessed foods. The way to equip people with the tools to take control of their own health is to give them knowledge.
The goal of the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute is to build a healthier world, one family at a time. The efforts of Health Coaches all over the world are helping numerous people daily. Helping people become educated consumers is the greatest asset to their health. The more we know, the better decisions we can all make for a healthier world.
A Preventable Epidemic
Today, we face an epidemic. Not just a nation of people falling ill to preventable and curable diseases but an epidemic of an overabundance of processed foods in our grocery stores. Instead of living happily and healthfully, many people are simply surviving, preserved by processed foods and prescriptions.
It’s a huge problem, and it’s only getting worse.
You see, people are switching from one type of processed food to another. Consider this, from 2008 – 2012 the gluten free market grew nearly 30 percent each year and it continues to grow. A large portion of the foods labeled “gluten-free” are highly processed, which tend to encourage inflammation in the body. Foods loaded with sugars and processed with omega-6 oils for long shelf life have been the mainstay of the American diet for decades. These foods have been slowly poisoning everyone. When we continually expose the body to insult by toxins or foods the human body was never designed to process, a condition occurs called chronic inflammation. We now know that chronic inflammation is the cause of many diseases, including heart disease.
Feed Your Body Real Nutrients
Switching from one type of processed food to another will not result in health. Gluten-free doesn’t necessarily mean good for you. Besides creating inflammation and falling short on nutrients, processed gluten-free products rely heavily on ingredients such as corn and soy, which the majority in the United States are genetically modified. Corn for example, has been modified to produce its own pesticide, which appears to damage the intestinal lining and increase inflammation in the gut. A body that has been damaged for years from processed foods is likely to be inflamed and in desperate need of nutrients to heal. Not such good news for those trying to get healthy and feel better by eating gluten-free alternatives. People switch to gluten-free products with good intentions but many of these foods are making matters worse. There is no escaping the fact that the more prepared and processed foods we consume, the more we increase inflammation in our body.
Yet, there is a simple solution.
A simple solution is to move away from highly processed foods altogether and instead rely on eating unprocessed foods that are real and nutrient dense. Return to eating unprocessed foods closer to their natural state. By eliminating inflammatory foods and eating unprocessed foods full of essential nutrients, you will reverse years of damage throughout your body from consuming the typical American diet.
Today, we all face one huge choice:
Are you ready to commit to eating unprocessed foods?