1. Drink a Minimum of 64 Ounces of Water Per Day
Ideally if you can get between 90 and 120 ounces per day, I highly recommend it, but at minimum 64 ounces or a half gallon is needed. We lose water all day, through breathe, sweat, bathroom trips and more, and when this happens we can become dehydrated, which can lead to blood not getting to our organs, as well as possible constipation or kidney stones and many more bad things we could name. Drinking water is going to help brain function, which a large portion is made up of water, which can also help alleviate headaches. It.s going to help us detox by getting impurities out of the body, and help boost our immune system. Best of all it will promote weight loss, by removing by-products of fat, speeding up metabolism and filling the stomach making us less hungry!
2. Don’t Mix Your Fruit With Other Foods
Fruits can be great for us, they are filled with vitamins and nutrients, but they can also be filled with lots of sugars. Why this can be bad for us is that sugars help to ferment other foods that are already in the digestive tract, and this can keep them from being processed the way we’d like them to be. A good rule of thumb is to have your fruit a couple hours after your breakfast or lunch so that there’s no other food in the stomach.
3. Add Raw Plant Protein To Your Daily Diet
Believe it or not there are big differences in the way our body breaks down protein from animal meat and protein from raw plants. Animal protein can be much more difficult to breakdown and puts a lot of stress on our kidneys. Research has shown that bio availability of raw plant protein is twice that of animal protein meaning 25 grams of raw plant protein is equal to what would be 50 grams of animal protein. Some good examples of raw plant protein you could add to salads or smoothies, or just eat by themselves are: Broccoli Sprouts, Hemp Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Almonds and Spirulina Powder.
4. Always Get Organic When You Can
To preserve foods and make them last longer, companies have been using pesticides which contain toxins and synthetic estrogens which are carcinogenic, disrupt hormones and can be very harmful to the body. The USDA has reported that the best way to keep away from many of these toxins is to buy organic. The top fruits or vegetables to be sure and to buy organic due to potential toxicity are: Apples, Strawberries, Avocados, Cabbage, Grapes, Celery, Peaches, Cherry Tomatoes, Cantaloupe, Eggplant, Grapefruit, Kiwi, Spinach, Mangoes, Mushrooms, Bell Peppers, Sweet Potatoes, Pineapples, Kale, Potato
5. When and If Using Salt, Be Sure To Use Sea Salt
Traditional table salt is dried with heat and this evaporates the healthy trace minerals and elevates bromide. Bromide is in all salt but is very toxic at elevated levels. Sea Salt is dried naturally which causes the reverse effect, the bromide evaporates and the healthy minerals and necessary sodium is left with little to no toxicity.