With fads, trends, and changing nutrition advice – it can make you dizzy trying to sort it all out.
Just look to the internet for advice on milk, these are just a handful of article headlines that we found:
DRINK COWS MILK FOR CALCIUM
SOY MILK FIGHTS CANCER
RICE MILK HAS LESS SUGAR AND FAT
RAW MILK HAS NO ADDITIVES
GOAT MILK IS NATURALLY HOMOGENIZED
SOY AFFECTS YOUR HORMONE LEVELS
RICE MILK HAS NO PROTEIN
RAW MILK HAS BAD BACTERIA
1. Avoid processed foods, opt for whole foods
Fresh produce, meats and proteins, real dairy, fresh eggs, and the bulk bins for nuts, and seeds. To help your family avoid the temptations of boxed foods, shop the perimeter of the grocery store.
2. Cook your food at home and know what you’re putting into it
Eating at restaurants is the easiest way to overeat, over spend, and stay ignorant to the exact make-up and preparation of your dish. Making food yourself will help you relax, appreciate your food, and truly understand what’s in it.
3. Small local farms are the healthier option
The food is fresher, the animals are treated better, and typically there are fewer pesticides and hormones are used.
In addition, going small & local is better for the the environment, for the animals, and for the people who work on the farm.
4. You can’t go wrong with vegetables
Eat your vegetables! These foods are packed with vitamins, minerals, fibers – you can’t eat too many vegetables.
5. Eat in moderation
Eating in moderation keeps you SANE! It gives you variety and makes it possible to live in the ‘real world’