Five diet tips for a step towards optimal health from a casual yogi

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1 – The average American diet is killing us by making our livers fat and messing up our endocrine systems.  The number one ingredient doing this is high fructose corn syrup.  Make a game of finding out where this is in your diet.  Removing this one ingredient from your diet can make a huge difference.  A cheeseburger combo with a Coke has this ingredient in the Coke, the hamburger bun, the ketchup, and perhaps more places.  Switching to the salad?  Check the dressing!

2 – Fresh fruits and vegetables are key to good health.  Add servings of these to your diet to improve your longevity and quality of life.

3 – Fat is your friend.  Many people have been brainwashed into believing that fat should be removed from your diet.  Most lowfat foods are made more attractive by adding – you guessed it – high fructose corn syrup or another sweetener.  Eat stuff with good fats.  Olive oil, nut oils, avocado, and coconut are all sources of good fats.

4 – Avoid the center part of the supermarket.  Any product that is in a box or a bag and has been processed is suspect.  Remember the point about adding fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet?  Well take that opportunity to get rid of crackers, cookies, fried snacks and other things that come in packaging and need preservatives to keep them edible.  They are only good if you wish to eat yourself into a stupor.

5 – Eat local as much as possible.  Find a farmer’s market and buy stuff that comes from a local farm.  This will be fresh and seasonal and will have more nutritional content than those horrible tomatoes they sell at the supermarket.  These fruits and veggies will wake up your taste buds so much that it will be a pleasure to add more fruits and vegetables to your diet.

The tips above will not remove everything harmful from your diet but they are a good start! 

Try these and let me know how it works for you.  I want to hear from you here on the blog.

 

 

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About sordog1

Shiva Steve Ordog is a Yoga Instructor certified by Yoga Alliance - RYT 200, a Thought Field Therapy Practitioner (TFT-Algo) and a Zen practitioner. He is the author of a book on meditation, mindfulness, and yoga called "Hey, Yoga Man!: Yoga Practices for Everyday Life from a Prison Yoga Practice"
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