A Wholefoods Approach to Good Health


If your family is anything like my family, we start out with the best of intentions as far “eating healthy” is concerned, but then our “good intentions” just melt away under the harsh glare of real life. Our life is busy, and it is hard to make time to actually plan our mealtimes with intention and good health in mind.

So, this year, after reviewing many articles, watching lots of episodes of Dr. Oz, and a strongly worded recommendation from my physician, I am making it a priority to incorporate more wholefoods sources of quality nutrients. For now, my main focus will primarily concern eating more high quality sources of both antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids.

Antioxidants are critically important to your body because they “wipeout” free radical scavengers that otherwise play havoc with your healthy cells. Since I am trying to create more specific health goals this year, my plan is to eat at least two servings of “colorful” antioxidant sources each day. Spinach, blueberries, blackberries, kale, carrots, green tea, and broccoli are all powerhouse antioxidants that are readily available in your local supermarket. Decide on a few of your favorites, and make sure you stock your fridge and pantry in ways that are supportive to your new habit.

Wholefood sources of omega-3 fatty acids are a little more difficult to come by, but the most popular of them include fish and flax seeds. My family does not just naturally love the taste of fish, unfortunately. However, I have found that they will tolerate tuna fish salad on toasted bread, and that they will eat freshly ground flax seeds if I sprinkle them onto tasty Greek yogurt. I am also attempting to find fresh, great-tasting fish recipes that all members of my household will eat. So far, we have had great results with a modified fish taco recipe using grilled Hoki.

Source by Mike M Gibson

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