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Eat alive food, not dead food

If it doesn't go bad, don't eat it. Why? Because "dead" foods generally offer very little in terms of nutrition and sometimes contain artificial substances that extend their shelf life but can screw up our digestive & endocrine system.

By "dead" food I mean processed, packaged, artificially colored food stuff like replacement bars or breakfast cereals. These foods may taste ok and have lots of wonderful health claims on them but some of them shouldn't even be called food because they will actually do more harm than good to our health.

In recent years we have seen an incredible rise in “lifestyle induced” diseases like diabetes, obesity, infertility, cancer and more. It is hard to ignore the correlation between the rising popularity of “modern food” and these illnesses and the link between our health and the quality of the food we eat.

By choosing foods that are “alive”, we provide our bodies with nutrients in a form that is natural and that our bodies can process. These types of food don´t only contribute to our overall state of health but to our longevity too. 

By alive foods I mean foods that are as close to their natural state as possible. These types of food grow in the dirt, or on a tree or come from the sea or walk on legs. Think broccoli or sweet potatoes, or eggs or wild salmon or even some packaged foods like nut butter (provided that they only contain nuts and maybe a hint of salt). These foods are rich in antioxidants which helps reduce ageing and benefit our immune system too! 

The concept of living on “alive” foods may seem overwhelming at first as it sometimes requires some planning but generally the way I start with clients is that I encourage them to replace their packaged meals with “alive” foods one step at a time. Instead of grabbing a berry & nut snack bar, they´ll have a handful of berries & some almonds for example. And instead of eating a packaged cereal for breakfast, they´ll make a smoothie with ingredients that are “alive” such as berries, avocado, banana, coconut & almond butter for example. For some inspiration, check out my very berry smoothie recipe here!

There are tons of ways we can replace “dead” foods with antioxidant rich, nutritious & natural food. I recently made a spaghetti recipe replacing the “dead” pasta with some courgetti. It was super easy to make, tasted badass and the recipe can be found here.

Start with one meal at the time and steadily you will start feeling the benefits in the form of better digestion, more energy, clearer skin & less hunger! Yes by filling up on nutrient rich foods your body will start asking for less of it and no longer be reliant on the toxic hunger caused by some “modern foods”.

So go ahead, give it a go! Summer is the best time of the year for it since we have so many wonderful fruits & vegetables to replace the “dead” food with!

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Maddy x