Healthy Natural Nutrition explained by the Healthy Girl
I often talk about healthy natural nutrition with you and I wanted to clarify exactly what I mean by that, because it could mean different things to every one of us.
I believe that the foods we eat should nourish your cells deeply in order for them to fuel your body sufficiently so we feel energetic, healthy and are in great shape. They should also ensure your hormones remain in control and balanced.
I have mentioned previously the natural diet which we human beings have existed on for the vast majority of our time on this planet. It is only in the past 50 years or so that we save switched to an unnatural modern day diet.
An important reason to switch back to the natural diet our bodies are designed for, and respond well to, is to rebalance your hormones. This enables you to enhance your shape, your health and your longevity.
Understanding how to balance your hormones allows you to easily take control of your health, the rate you age and your body composition i.e. how much fat or lean muscle tissue you have.
Hormones turn girls in to women and boys into men; they are what keep us functioning at optimum levels over a lifetime. If they start to decline this leads to us becoming weak, frail and old.
It’s important to understand that their being out of balance will cause us to lose muscle tissue and gain body fat at any age! This can then lead to the many health issues which have become frighteningly common today, such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and strokes etc.
Gradual muscle loss is one of the first symptoms of ageing. You will likely not even notice it to start with, but over a lifetime you are likely to lose up to 30% of your muscle mass, including from your internal organs and your brain!
Taking control of your hormones is necessary in order to ensure your bodies control centres are working proactively towards you being slim and free from excess fat, staying young, fit, energetic and as healthy as possible.
The unnatural diet most of us are eating today produces excess insulin in the body. Excess insulin suppresses other hormones from being released, which in turn causes the body to gain fat and lose muscle tissue.
This takes you closer to the possibilities of illness and disease. On the other hand, eating a natural diet helps return your insulin levels to normal, at the same time allowing other naturally occurring hormones to be released which help burn fat off the body, suck it out from the arteries and help your body return to its natural state, and to function as nature intended.
What is healthy natural nutrition?
A healthy, balanced natural diet would consist of the best quality foods you are able to source. Think of the kinds of foods which would have been available naturally before modern day food manufacturing existed.
Look to eat plenty of good quality proteins such as eggs, yoghurt (sugar free), cottage cheese, lentils and beans, fish and seafood, lean meats and poultry. Add some healthy fats such as extra virgin olive oil, nuts and seeds, avocados and oily fish such as wild salmon, mackerel and sardines.
Eat plenty of green vegetables (such as broccoli, cabbage, leeks, courgettes) and salad leaves, with smaller amounts of low GI fruits such as berries and citrus fruits.
Alexandra Jones of Healthy Girl UK is living proof that natural nutrition works and achieving lasting weight loss is possible! She is the author of the eBook ‘How to get slim and stay slim’ and upcoming book Slim, Sexy & Sensational – Discover the New & Easy Way to Lasting Weight Loss.
Alexandra is a well respected Weight Loss & Wellbeing Coach who works helping her clients achieve lasting weight loss with weight loss advice that really works and healthy natural nutrition tips.
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