When I eat a bowl of Earth Foods-meaning all the foods in the bowl are
from natural sources and not created synthetically in a factory. I feel
as though a ray of sunshine has come from the top of my head to the
base of my feet. I feel rejuvenated and revived. Alternately when I sell
my soul to the food devil and eat a meal at McDonald’s I feel nauseous and
ill. The novelty of getting a quick meal fix wears off in a hurry. Even my kids
refuse to go to McDonald’s now-they recognize the effect is has on them.
That doesn’t stop my husband from treating them to it on nights when
I’m doing my thing. My point is: intuitively we know what foods make us
feel at our best and we need to follow our instincts in what we put in our
bodies. It is not necessary to define anything.
An Excerpt from Live Science:
“Superfoods are foods — mostly plant-based but also some fish and
dairy— thought to be nutritionally dense and thus good for one’s health.
The term has no set scientific meaning, however, and any list of “top”
superfoods is purely subjective. Superfoods are healthful, for the most
part, aside from possible contamination, added sugars or over-consumption of them.”
During the last week we have been exploring nutritional issues and how eating
and drinking consciously can improve our lives. It is now common knowledge
that eating processed foods with a battery of ingredients that we can’t pronounce
is bad for our health. We’ve also talked about the fact that we need to make sure
that our relationship with foods does not become obsessive and irrational.
The movement towards healthy foods has had highs and lows for years; some
years becoming like an underground black-market secret
society-it’s members hiding their passion and knowledge that these foods do
have visible health benefits and brushing them under the carpet so they
could avoid ridicule from the mainstream public. Now that Orthorexia-the
addiction to whole foods-has been thrown out there-we may see the whole
foods revolution retreat and become silenced and secretive once again.
Sometimes I feel confused at whether the advice being supplied about what
foods are superfoods and what foods are dangerous is legit because different
sources have different opinions on the foods they discuss.
Now that my rant has come to a close-what are Superfoods? And what
are their benefits?
Check out the following article on SkinnyMs which goes through
50 superfoods-there is information on the benefits of these foods as
well as links to recipes.
Mommy Edition-15 Power Foods to Improve Brain and Mental Health
Journal Entry: Think about the last time you ate something that made
you feel terrible? What was i? Describe your feelings? Now think of a time when
you ate Earth Foods and how they made you feel afterwards. Psychologically did you
also notice how you felt about yourself afterwards? How can you do more of the
right thing for yourself? Make a list of foods that make you feel good mentally,
physically and soulfully. This is now your superfoods list.
I heard a radio program with Liana Werner Grey on Hay House
Radio and felt like she had some great ideas to share. Here is her
book and a link to her website.
Another awesome video by Infinite Waters about Superfoods
20 Minute Yoga Workout for Digestion
Evening Meditation with Louise Hay:
Peace, Love & Namaste Em