Summary of dietary guidelines: Proteins, carbohydrates, fats, fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices.
All food groups are beneficial for the different biological processes in our body, if we consume them in ratios that are needed for optimum health.(See previous blogs on protein, carbohydrates, fats).
Fruits and vegetables contain both macro and micronutrients.
Fruits and vegetables are the main source of vitamins and minerals and phytonutrients for our body (micronutrients). The different colors of fruits and vegetables reflect different important phytonutrients. They also have fibers that modulate glycemic index, help the micro biome and also help with regularity. Herbs and spices also contain concentrated nutrients that have crucial roles to play in health and wellness. For example, the Indian spice Curry contains turmeric that has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Oregano has anti-microbial properties.
My recommendation for healthy living.
- Eat a balanced diet of all the food groups
- Find out if you have any food sensitivities.
- The easiest way to test for food sensitivities is with different muscle testing techniques such as Nutrition Response Testing and Autonomic Response Testing.
- Eat a 1:1 ratio of omega3 :omega 6 fatty acids.
- Cut refined sugar out of your diet.
- Moderate exercise daily.
- Stress reduction techniques.
According to the CDC, a lifetime of healthy living will prevent most chronic diseases.
If you wish to learn more about dietary guidelines and nutrition response testing, contact Wize Nutrition Therapy today to schedule your appointment.