Now anyone who knows Adrian and me will know we are BIG time foodies. Adrian could literally eat all day long whilst I love nothing more than cooking up a storm in the kitchen. So when we share our CHEK holistic approach to healthy eating with our clients they are simply blown away. No calorie counting, no deprivation, no bland limp food. We believe we should all Just Eat Real Food!
Did you know that one whole arm and leg equates to the amount of Protein needed by the body to function optimally, while the other leg equates to the amount of Fat?
The head neck and torso would represent the amount of Water needed by the body while the other arm would represent the Carbohydrate and Mineral requirements!
So by simply eating real foods you can:
• Balance blood sugar, mood, mental focus and energy
• Stabalise optimal body weight
• Eliminate anxiety and depression
• Heal digestive pain and irregular bowel movements
• Improve strength, endurance and exercise capacity
• Reduce joint and muscle stiffness and pain
Healing the Body with Real Food
Eat Liver for Endocrine Health
Tip = if the thought of eating organ meat is a challenge simply blend organic livers into a paste and add to any mince meat dishes such as chilli, bolognaise or homemade burgers, strong flavours and spices will make the taste and the mince will mask the texture! Check out a handful of my favourite Liver Hidden recipes via www.endibsnaturally.com/recipes
Eat Ghee for Hormone Health
Saturated fat found in animal products such as Ghee, Butter, Eggs and Meats are essential for healthy hormone pathways as cholesterol; found only in dietary saturated fat, is the pre-cursor for all hormone pathways. When the body perceives stress via emotional worry, physical pain, junk food diet etc it requires even more cholesterol in order to make additional stress hormones (cortisol/adrenaline) to help manage the stress. When the diet is low in saturated fat decreased sex drive, PMS, infertility and erectile dysfunction can all follow.
One of our favourite sources of fat is organic ghee. Both Adrian and I struggle with lactose (milk sugar) and casein (protein) found in Dairy products so Ghee is perfect as both are removed in the clarification method of preparation.
TIP = our favourite Ghee rich snack (buy yours at www.purebodybalanceshop.co.uk )is Cinnamon Infused Apples & Pears featured below, divine!
Eat Root Veggies for Digestive Health
Root veggies are a great way to support digestive health. They are much easier to break down than above ground veggies which contain cellulose (plant fibre) and are indigestible in the human digestive system. The human stomach unlike that of ruminant animals such as cows that have multiple stomachs cannot convert the cellulose from inflammatory rich PUFAs (polyunsaturated fatty acids) into anti-inflammatory saturated fats. Excerpt taken from Meals That Heal – K. Maidment
Roots are also rich in anti fungal/microbial properties which help to make the gut less welcoming for harmful gut bugs such as parasites.
TIP = if your blood sugar is a little unstable (meaning you get peaks and troughs in energy) always pair root veggies with a little fruit as this aids the liver in its conversion of glucose found in the roots into stored glycogen (stored sugar to be used by the body when needed). I love making my Rooty Good Curry, found in Meals That Heal (Buy your copy from www.purebodybalanceshop.co.uk )pg 117.