Proper nutrition represents the most vital immunity booster, a truly empowering tool in our effort to attain a healthy, strong body, a luminous mind and a vibrant spirit.
Have ever caught yourself being so busy that you forget or intentionally skip lunch? Is your breakfast taking place in the car while driving to the office? Is snacking or having a cup of coffee your way of dealing with an overwhelming sense of hunger or a blurry, tired mind? If some of these or all of these sound familiar, then you are unintentionally deprived of a good energy source to fuel yourself properly for a demanding working day. And most importantly you are seriously risking your immunity, your physical and psychological protection mechanism against degeneration and illness. Proper nutrition represents the most vital immunity booster, as the greatest concentration of cells related to our immune system is found in our small intestines. Healthy bacteria from natural fresh foods interact with the cells in our intestines, in a way that has been shown to activate our immune system.
Corporate Lifestyle Challenges and Diet
Processed nutrition is indeed a major health challenge people in a corporate environment are facing in their daily life. The variety of choices for a quick and satisfying lunch is extremely limited. Most executives consume bready snacks, rich in calories and animal protein that have a very acidic impact in our body fluids and blood quality. The absence of natural, living foods, rich in fiber such as vegetables, grains, beans and fruits produces a very poor and stagnated type of blood that compromises our ability to live healthy and happily and make proper decisions. Most processed foods are:
• High in saturated fats, animal protein and simple carbohydrates.
• High in sodium (acid), low in potassium (alkaline).
• Containing foods high in glycemic index.
• Increasing overall disease risk.
• Causing weight gain & fluid retention.
• Main cause of cholesterol, diabetes II, stomach and colon cancer.
• Linked with cellular degeneration and low immunity
The Healing Power of Food
Discrimination and the ability to lead ourselves, as well as others, to fulfil our objectives and higher purpose in life, comes only through a healthy state of being which includes soul, body and mind. Processed food on a daily basis is a greatly undermining factor in our effort to retain a healthy, strong body, a luminous mind and a vibrant spirit, creating harmony and balance. Food is actually energy and as we eat different kinds of foods there is an impact on our internal energy. The resulting new energy creates differences in the way we think, feel and act, influencing slowly the course and quality of our life. In addition by consuming living foods, foods that can still grow or sprout when we plant them, we benefit greatly from their healing and regenerating effect. These foods are high in fiber and fermented agents, ensuring an optimum digestive health & balance. Natural foods are also low in saturated fats and glycemic index, acting thus as a protection against obesity, diabetes, cholesterol and help us retain our body weight to optimum standards.
They are also rich in complex carbohydrates and basic minerals, such as iron, calcium, phosphorus, providing an ample source of energy and nutritional factors that upgrade the quality of our blood. Some of the benefits are listed below:
• More alkaline blood, intercellular fluids
• Less calories, low glycemic index
• Less gluten
• Mineral rich
• Better absorption
• Reduce the incidence of headaches
• Reduce the risk of cancer
• No inflammatory effect
• Do not trigger auto immune diseases
Nutritional Tips for a Better Life.
According to Simon Brown, author of Modern Day Macrobiotics, here are some practical tips you can use to create greater nutritional health and alignment in your daily life:
• Eat raw fruit as a snack instead of biscuits
• Drink teas that do not need sweetening, such as green tea.
• Eat salads and raw vegetables at every meal T
• Try porridge with nuts, seeds and fruit for breakfast
• Enjoy fresh vegetable and or fruit juices or smoothies instead of soft drinks or alcohol.
• Eat more vegetables, grains and beans
• Enjoy soups at meals
Suggested recipe: Green Pea & cialis 20 mg comprime pellicule boite de 8 Quinoa Fusilli with Watercress & Coconut Pesto, Fresh Peas & Spinach. If you like your greens, you’ll love this delicious Green Pea & Quinoa Fusilli with Watercress & Coconut Pesto, Fresh Peas & Spinach, by Nicky Clinch, Certified Macrobiotic Nutritionist, Life Counsellor and Chef. It can be served as a main or salad.
250g Green Pea & Quinoa Fusilli
200g Organic Garden Peas
100g Fresh Spinach Leaves
200g Fresh Watercress
100g Fresh Parsley
100g Fresh Mint
3 Medium Garlic Cloves
100-150ml Coconut Oil (Melted)
1 ¼ tsp Traditional Unrefined Sea Salt
¼ tsp Ground Black Pepper
Bring two pots of salted water to a boil and once it is rolling add the fusilli to cook in one pot for approx. 6 minutes or until tender and cooked. Add the frozen peas to the other and cook on a rolling boil for approx. 5min. Strain and leave aside. Add all the pesto ingredients to a blender or food processor using the smallest amount of coconut oil first and blend well till all smooth. If it is too thick then add the remainder of the coconut oil. Once the pesto is done serve up your pasta in dishes, spoon in 2-3 tbsp of pesto into each bowl and a portion of peas and mix in gently. Finish it off with some fresh spinach leaves on top and enjoy!
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