Food is life and life is extremely fast paced so it’s easy to forgive when we forget what to eat healthy. With the speed we are carried along by life, we can even forget that we already have great recipe knowledge or can aquire this easily from our own or other peoples wealth of experience.
With that being said you can easily align yourself with that healthy lifestyle you deserve by giving small amounts of energy to researching food each day. Food should bring us love & happiness together, not worry about whether our health will suffer as a result of what we eat.
Cold ice cream in the summer or hot soup in the winter. It feeds the soul as much as the body. Whole happiness in life is very closely related not just to what we eat but how we eat, how we feel before/during/after eating, how we feel about the foods contents or even the idea of eating in certain company.
How I feel about the foods presentation, aroma, colour, texture often come before any thoughts of nutritional value.
I want you to know that if you feel good about eating a varied diet, you are definitely on the right path to knowing what to eat healthy.
Right now with global commerce, we feel the benefit of new flavours, aromas, exotic fruits & difficult to pronounce ingredients from far away culutures. At times feeling pleasently surprised how even a familiar food can be rediscovered through other peoples great recipe knowledge.
I have a friend with seliacs desease so, gluten is not an option for him. As soon as I had learnt of his misfortune my mind ofcourse raised with thoughts to cook my friend one her most favourite meals. I wanted something that I could make fresh but not too time consuming. I decided on pizza with home made gluten free dough & home made sauce made from fresh tomatoes & basil.
One day we arranged to meet at my place for the evening. I had already offered to cook and so after catching up in th lounge we made our way to the kitchen. I proudly whipped out the coconut, chestnut, almond & standard gluten free flour doh I had made earlier.
Blissfully basking in my friends glow of appreciation we laughed & talked as I prepared the sauce and finished prepairing our lovely meal.
Unfortunately many people suffer with allergens for many reasons, peanut allergy has been linked to the former generation & a mothers diet during pregnancy. Lactose intollerence is said to be around due to evolutionairy changes happening in our diets spanning over a thousand years or more.
Gratefully, right now most do not suffer allergens, but that could all change. The amount of allergens in food, and the variety of ingredients available is rapidly increasing each year therefore more people will be suffering from allergens in the near future.
That being said, could you be or have built up an intollernce or allergen to a food substance? New ingredients are becoming available daily, and the body does change with time so it is worth asking yourself. Do I really know what to eat healthy?
To have great recipe knowledge means to continual learn of and use new ingredients. Research any pros and cons. Talk to as many people as you about thier diet, what works what doesnt, what new ingredients or techniques have they discovered? Others have daily experience with food too so make it simple so that you can have really great recipe knowlede.
Eat fresh, drink cucumber water, drink lime water with ginger, keep it varied and most of all, if it doesnt feel right.. don’t eat it. This is one reason how even small amounts of meditation or yoga can improve health so much. Practise puts us in tune with the aligned body & mind. We become more sensitive to our body & mind bringing our awareness of subtle changes to or attention.
Be aware of what you eat & how it makes you feel before, during and after the meal. This way you become more interested & feel the fact of the food becoming you. This is how to know what to eat healthy and have great recipe knowlede.