Thursday, August 23, 2007

8 Keys to Eating Healthy Nutrition Properly - Part 2

Today we will discuss the remaining 5 to properly. Our emphasis is on HOW to eat correctly because your will affect your health.

Key #4 - Practice conscious under-eating. The less you eat, the better you will feel because your digestive system will not be overloaded. This is the Number 1 health and longevity principle. Remember, over-eating is one of the main causes of premature aging and degenerative illnesses.

Key #5 - Eat fruit by itself. Don't mix fruit with your meal; it is best eaten alone for digestion purposes. Many older people say that they can't eat fruit because it gives them gas. However, the real problem is not the fruit, but rather that they are eating fruit along with other foods which causes it to putrefy in their systems. The secret to eating fruit is simply to eat it by itself on an empty stomach.

Key #6 - Eat your whole meal within a one-hour period. Do not go past 60 minutes because your body will kick in another boost of insulin.

Key #7 - Learn not to drink fluids while eating your meal. Liquids will only dilute the digestive enzymes and slow down the whole digestion process. There is a time to drink lots of liquids, and that time is between meals, not during meals.

Key #8 - Give thanks to God for the food He provides you. Be grateful for the abundance of His provision.

Bonus Suggestions - Eat several smaller meals in preference to two larger meals. Also, try not to mix too many foods at any one meal. Keeping it simple will enhance your digestion and assimilation. And finally, don't mix raw vegetables and raw fruits at the same meal because the digestive enzymes are incompatible, and this will result in gas and poor digestion.

Daily Quote: "To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals." - Benjamin Franklin