Many people are looking into eating better to get healthier. Of course, there are so many diets out there that it can be very difficult knowing which one is the best. Here are 5 things I would recommend to help you feel better and healthier:
The longest living civilizations in the world tend to eat low fat diets. No matter what foods you eat, make sure they are low in fat. This is probably the most important rule of all.
No more than 5-10% of your total calories should come from fat for optimal health. However, most people get roughly 30-40% of their calories from fat. If you drop your fat content, you will feel more energetic and will probably lose some weight as well.
Eat fruits and vegitables
These should be the staple of any healthy diet. No matter what else you consume, try to consume lots of fruits and vegetables.
Eliminate all your sodas, coffee, and juices. Instead, drink only water. This is the best cleansing liquid on the planet.
Eliminate processed and junk foods
These will produce toxins in your system, and generally will make your body more acidic and less healthy. Try to eliminate all processed foods, even all natural products. Instead, you want to focus on whole foods.
Get rid of salt
Salt will cause you to retain water weight, and it dehydrates you. There is a reason that drinking salt water kills you. This is because the salt in it dehydrates you more than the water hydrates you. This should tell you something about its’ nutritional value. You will likely find that you have a lot more energy by getting rid of salt, and you will probably lose some water weight as well.
If you are looking into eating better, then focus on eating a low fat, low salt diet rich in fruits and vegetables. This is what I have done recently, and I have definitely noticed an increase in my energy levels over my previous high fat vegan diet. Stay consistent, and you will see results shortly.