Mind Body Spirit – 3 Principles for Healthy Eating

Mind Body Spirit – 3 Principles for Healthy Eating

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Experts agree on a few things we can do to eat healthier. Here are three principles to follow:

1. Eat Real Food – In Genesis 1:29 we read, Then God said, “Look! I have given you every seed-bearing plant throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food.” So eat or drink what grows on the planet – seed and herb bearing fruits and juices, vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds, sprouted whole grains, healthy oils like olive and coconut oil. Drink lots of water.  Your body made of 65-75% water. We recommend that you drink half of your body weight in ounces as a daily minimum.  Add more water if you live in a dry climate, workout, or travel. Eat more foods fresh, live and raw.  Eat animals that walk, fly or swim. Your body is like a bank account. The more good/real food you put in, the stronger and healthier you’ll be.

2. Don’t Eat Junk Food – If you want to have a healthy body, the easiest way is to cut out the junk! Here’s the problem: we take all this beautifully created real food and we mess with it. We bleach it, process it, preserve it, and inject it with additives, antibiotics, hormones, chemicals and pesticides, then fry it to a crisp and call it food. But it’s not – it’s JUNK! Our bodies don’t even recognize it as food. All this added stuff is poisoning our liver, gall bladder, spleen and colon and clogging our arteries, giving us all sorts of diseases like cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Research shows that there is an undeniable connection between the chemicals in our food supply and the increase in these diseases.

3. Moderation – Our biggest problem concerning food in America is overeating. We need to use the fruit of the Holy Spirit in us called self-control! Philippians 4:5 says, “Let your moderation be known to all men…” Moderation helps us avoid overeating and addiction. Slow down. When you eat slowly it gives your body the ability to know when you’re full. You don’t have to deprive yourself. Give yourself a splurge meal or day. Eat smaller amounts. A little tastes the same as a lot!

Want the bottom line on healthy eating? Cut the junk and eat real food in moderation. 

This is is Part 1 in a series
Part 2 – Renewing your mind
Part 3 – Overcoming Depression
Part 5  – Prayer

 

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