2. Eat more greens. Make it a habit to eat something green everyday or drink something green everyday. Green symbolizes life and healing. You can’t go wrong getting your body more alkaline with greens whether its a green salad, juice, powder, or fruit. Dark leafy greens are essential and they come in kale, collard green, beet greens, mustard greens, turnip greens, etc. Mix them all together to create a rich and appetizing salad or put them through a juicer and add an apple or fresh ginger root to sweeten it a bit.
3. Eat more frequently. Many of us eat 1-3 meals a day and we stuff everything in our mouths at once. Make it a point to eat more frequently but in lesser quantities throughout the day. This balances out your appetite as its harder to get hungry. It also cuts down on combining the wrong foods, and when you do sit down to eat that family meal together, you are more pleasant, upbeat, and fairly nourished because you’ve been eating all day as opposed to starving yourself throughout the day.
4. Eat foods that you normally would not eat, yet that are good for you. This year I’m branching out and I’m going to dive into more superfoods throughout the year, and more exotic tropical fruits this summer. Usually I stick to very traditional fruits during the summertime which is actually the time that I consume more fruits than vegetables but I’m going to eat more tropical fruits when they are available.
5. Learn how to veganize a meal. I loved how one of my Facebook friends let me know that instead of having a traditional gumbo for the New Year, he decided to make a vegetarian mock version of it. So learn how to make vegetarian, vegan, or raw versions of your favorite meals.
6. Sit down and eat your food. Chew it slowly and take your time. Proper digestion and vibrant and optimal health starts in the colon and with our digestion system. The best way for us to get all the nutrients from the food is to chew it properly and thus promote better digestion.
7. Simplify your eating habits. We are so obsessed with protein and starches that we are programmed to think we are supposed to eat them at every meal. There is nothing wrong with having only a salad for dinner and there is nothing wrong with only having a bowl of berries for breakfast. Give up the idea that your plate should look a certain way. Rely on how you feel after a meal as opposed to what you have been told. Obviously with all the disease and sickness and the failed health care system, something or someone hasn’t always been telling us the truth.
Nwenna Kai is an award winning world-renowed author and raw foods expert. She founded one of Los Angeles's pioneering raw vegan restaurants and catering companies called Taste of the Goddess Cafe. She is the author of the book, The Goddess of Raw Foods.
She is the creator of The 7 Day Raw Foods Cleanse and a much sought out expert in the media. She has been interviewed on E-Entertainment, NBC's The Ten Show, WURD AM Radio in Philadelphia, Pacifica Radio, and The Travel Channel. To Get Your FREE weekly health & wellness tips, recipes, and a FREE Raw Foods Holiday Recipe Book! Yummy!!! Sign up here www.nwennakai.com.