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The Lifestyle Diet – the perfect diet

November 23, 2011

The Lifestyle Diet – the perfect diet

There are many things you can do to improve your overall health. Remember, you are what you eat, so think twice before consuming non-beneficial foods. Try to follow this diet at least 80% of the time but don’t be too hard on yourself. It is understandable if you include other foods once in a while. Consider the following:
Beverages: Non-chlorinated, natural spring water, herbal teas. Fresh, pure fruit juices (one type of fruit only). Vegetable juices may be blended together. Be cautious as some mixtures may cause bloating. Add ground flaxseed and oat bran for extra nutrients
Desserts: Fresh fruit, stewed fruit, dried fruit (unsulfured), carob, black-strap molasses, pure maple syrup.
Fats: Coconut oil, olive oil, flaxseed oil, sunflower oil. NO animal fats.
Fruits: Pears, apricots, ripe bananas, cherries, grapes (with seeds), papaya, melons (with seeds), nectarines, peaches, plums, oranges, tangerines. Eat one type of fruit at a time and avoid ALL genetically altered fruits, ie: seedless grapes and some apples. What had seeds before should have them now. Always have fresh fruits and vegetables at your finger tips.
Grains: Quinoa, millet, kamut, spelt, brown rice and whole grains. Quinoa, kamut and spelt are believed to be some of the oldest grains. They are nutrient dense, containing significantly more protein and fiber than wheat. They are also low in gluten, therefore easier to digest than other grains. We also believe that these grains have not been genetically altered.
Milk: Rice, almond, hemp, coconut or organic soy milk.
Nuts: All RAW nuts except roasted or salted.
Potatoes: Baked, broiled or mashed. Scrub thoroughly and cook with the peel on.
Protein: Peas, beans, lentils, nuts, seeds.
Salads: Shredded or finely chopped greens. Add fresh vegetables, legumes, and sprouts. and a homemade salad dressing (flaxseed oil, apple cider vinegar, garlic and spices).
Fermented Foods: Salt cured sauerkraut
Seasonings: All herbs, spices, garlic, onions, chives, fresh lemon juice or sea salt.
Soups: Homemade pea, barley, lentil, potato, bean and mushroom. Brown rice or millet can be added for extra nutrients and texture. Fresh garlic, onions and carrots can also be grated into your soup. Add your favourite herbs or spices for flavour.
Vegetables: Raw, juice, steam, bake or roast. Boost your vitamin and mineral intake by choosing a variety of fresh vegetables daily.

Health & Happiness,
Alcona Beach Health Shoppe

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