The Healing Power of Food: Conscious Eating
by Julianne Koritz, a registered, licensed dietitian. –
Learn how food can heal your body
by strengthening your immune system and increasing your energy level – create a plan
for boosting your immune system. Lessons address common health complaints and offer
up remedies for issues such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, memory loss, joint pain,
depression, anger, and weigh loss. Make food your best friend to energize, nourish and
heal your body!
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"...I understand that a proper diet is crucial for self-transformation
and for the transformation of society."
Essential Foods: Embracing the Foods You Need
~ Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, Fifth Mindfulness Training
By Julianne Koritz
Did you know that foods offer about fifty different nutrients that our bodies require for normal growth and development? We require some foods daily, others every other day - or weekly.
in your diet are ones that improve your immune system, increase your energy level, repair your tissue and maintain your metabolism. These are
These foods include whole grains, such as old-fashioned oats, whole grain breads, whole-wheat pancakes that provide fiber and B-vitamins to fight colon cancer. Anti-oxidant foods that destroy free radicals in your blood system include fresh fruit, green leafy vegetables (e.g., kale, collard greens, spinach, broccoli) and dark orange colored vegetables (e.g., sweet potatoes, acorn squash, butternut squash and carrots).
Foods that are NOT Essential
We do not need pre-packed snack crackers with peanut butter, low fat chocolate ice cream sandwiches, soda, sugary beverages, sweetened ice tea, frozen TV dinners, canned pasta, flavored chips, etc. These "filler" foods have a low nutritional value and are very low in fiber and high in fat.
Processed foods that leave an orange residue on your hands should be banned!
Be aware of the alternative food items in the market.
Rice milk, for example, should never be used as a substitute
for cow's milk due to the differences in the nutrient content. Both products have carbohydrates, however, 8 oz of cow's milk has 8 grams of protein, while 8 oz of rice milk has 1-2 grams of a poor protein source and is very low in calories.
Some people cannot tolerate cow's milk due to allergies or preference. They can use soymilk as a substitute, but may need to supplement other minerals and vitamins. Read labels and know the level of protein, carbohydrate and fat in the food items, as well as the major nutrient present.
Resources to Check out:
Check out this
Essential Foods/Healing Foods Pyramid
Memory boosting herbs and fruits
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