Optimum Health Diet

By: teahupoo
Organic products and raw foods have become extremely popular. Stores that specialize in these foods are springing up all over. Even grocery stores are devoting whole sections to them. The reason for that is because these foods are much healthier for you to eat.

Organic foods contain no harmful pesticides, chemicals or processing. They are as natural as you can get. With all of the advice we hear of eating more fruits and vegetables, how much better is it for us to eat ones that do not have these harmful substances? Organic food does not stop at produce. There is also organic meats, fish, chicken, eggs, etc... If you look at the labels on salmon in the grocery store, you will see that some of them say that coloring has been added. When you buy organic fish, all you get are healthy ones that were raised naturally, instead of one with additives.

The same theory applies to raw foods. Raw fruits and vegetables contain important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that are beneficial to your health. Cooking them reduces those properties and can even remove some of them completely. By eating them raw, your body gets all of the benefits that nature intended.

If you don't have a store that carries these foods, you can easily order them online. Many of these sites offer valuable information and advice as well. The more research you do on organic and raw foods, the more you will want to include them in your diet.

You don't have to try to eat every fruit and vegetable being offered. Try different ones and see which you like the best. Here are a few to try.

Cabbage-This vegetable is very high in fiber, something that we need to consume everyday. It is also packed with Vitamin C, which supports the cellular system.

Kale-This dark green vegetable as well as others in the same color group provides powerful antioxidants, calcium and fiber.

Barley-This grain has a beneficial effect on blood sugar. It also provides iron, fiber and niacin.

Pumpkin and other orange vegetables provide carotene, a form of vitamin A. It also supplies the body with appetite reducing fiber.

Cucumbers, this vegetable is high in water content. The skin is rich with fiber and the vegetable itself provides calcium and manganese.

Celery-This crunchy treat has a diuretic effect and is said to help control blood pressure.

When choosing your fruits and vegetables try to include all the different colors that they come in. By including organic and raw foods in your diet, you are well on your way to better health.
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