Start your day with a few squeezes of lemon juice in room temperature filtered water first thing in the morning. Great to help alkalise your body, assists in removing mucous and to stimulate the bowels to eliminate accumulated waste. It also boosts your immune system because of the rich Vitamin C content as well as promoting clear skin by helping to eliminate toxins.
Replace refined table salt with unrefined sea salt, rock salt or my favourite – Himalayan salt (pinkish in colour) which also contains trace minerals. Refined table salt uses Aluminium as an anti-caking agent, which has links to dementia and Alzheimers Disease.
Add superfoods into your diet every day – goji berries, spirulina, maca powder,
Try sparkling mineral water in a wine glass with a couple of ice cubes, as a replacement for alcohol
Have a palmful of raw, unsalted nuts as a snack. Soak these overnight in water to activate them for better digestion and absorption of minerals. Leave to dry naturally or use a dehydrator.
Sprinkle freshly ground Flax seeds over cereal for breakfast for extra fibre and vitamins and minerals.
Concentrate on ONE DEGREE shifts…Imagine for a moment an airplane. If the flight path of the airplane is modified even just one degree from its point of take off, the passengers will end up in a completely different destination to originally planned. Making small changes in your daily diet, will have significant long term results.
Digestion…this begins in the mouth…yes your mother was right..you do need to chew your food 32 times (or however much it takes to reduce the food in your mouth to a mush so that the enzymes in your saliva can start working.
Meals – sit down..relax…then eat. Take your time, put your knife and fork down in between mouthfuls, enjoy each bite, savour it!! Eating on the run, in a hurry, standing at the kitchen bench, or when angry and annoyed is not conducive to good digestion!
Drinks – have these either ½ hour before a meal or ½ hour after a meal, unless it is a meal that contains little to no water/moisture. Mixing water with a meal dilutes the digestive enzymes making digestion more difficult.
Cup of tea… drinking regular tea (high in tannins), ensure you take any supplements at least ½ to 1 hour apart from a cup of tea, as the tannins in the tea can bind to minerals, so there is less absorption.
Variety..they say is the spice of life! Variety in your food is important also, try to rotate foods over 3-4 days, so that you aren’t eating the same foods every day. This helps to prevent food sensitivities developing.