We connected the dots this Tip Thursday by sharing five tips under five subheadings. This week’s tip highlight why you should eat egg yolk, nourish your body with “real” food. Also, the use of spices and herbs in preparation of your meal amongst other things.
EAT EGGS, YOLK AND ALL
Whole eggs are so nutritious that they’re often termed “nature’s multivitamin.”
It’s a myth that eggs are bad for you because of their cholesterol content. Studies show that they have no effect on blood cholesterol in the majority of people. Instead, eggs are one of the planet’s most nutritious foods. Notably, the yolk contains almost all of the healthy compounds.
DON’T GO ON A DIET
Diets are notoriously ineffective and rarely work well in the long term. In fact, dieting is one of the strongest predictors for future weight gain.
Instead of going on a diet, try adopting a healthier lifestyle. Focus on nourishing your body instead of depriving it. Weight loss should follow as you transition to whole, nutritious foods.
NOURISH YOUR BODY WITH REAL FOODS
The simplest and most effective way to eat healthy is to focus on real foods. Choose unprocessed, whole foods that resemble what they looked like in nature.
It’s best to eat a combination of animals and plants — meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, as well as healthy fats, oils and high-fat dairy products.
DON’T EAT A LOT OF REFINED CARBS
Not all carbs are created equal. Refined carbs have been highly processed to remove their fiber. They’re relatively low in nutrients and can harm your health when eaten in excess.
Studies show that refined carbs are linked to overeating and numerous metabolic diseases.
USE PLENTY OF HERBS AND SPICES
Many incredibly healthy herbs and spices exist. For example, ginger and turmeric both have potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, leading to various health benefits.
Due to their powerful benefits, you should try to include as many herbs and spices as possible in your diet.