6 Tips To Stay Healthy Naturally With The American Diet

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Diseases, nutrient deficiencies and the American diet; some simple tips to stay healthy naturally.

Life is busy, and many American's do not eat as well as they should. Many of the nutritional guidelines underreport what we really need to stay healthy. The drug companies have more interest in selling us drugs for the diseases than helping us stay healthy naturally and most doctors are under educated on the subject. In other areas of the world, people are healthier because of what they eat, the way they eat and the nutritional content in what they eat. To avoid many of todays common disease processes, it is often as easy as what you eat and the choices we make. I always tell patients about the importance of salads and vegetables but in most busy households, prepared foods are often what we eat. Why not prepare them yourself? I often make salads to last me for a few days which is eaten along side my meals. Sunday evening dinner usually is enough food for a few days and they I reheat it as I need for meals during the week, which helps me eat good, home prepared nutritious meals. In other words, eating great nutritious home cooked meals is a matter of planning and preparation for the week, and does not have to be something that we take out of the freezer that may be devoid of he nutrients we need. Why use frozen veggies when fresh ones are in the fridge and cooked quickly on the stove or in the microwave? Here is a great article on some of the essential foods we should eat and their nutritional content

There's a nutrient deficiency crisis in America

Look at any standard nutrition label, and you'll see how much of the daily percentage of vitamins and minerals a food will give you. Typically, it's pretty easy to consume 100% of the essential vitamins and minerals these labels outline. Meaning, you've achieved the daily recommended amount. But, there's a big problem with these recommendations on the label. And it's contributing to a nutrient deficiency crisis in America. You see, the percentage of daily value on all nutrition labels is based on a 2,000-calorie diet. In other words, these labels provide just one number for everyone — regardless of age, gender, location or pregnancy. Simply put, the nutritional needs for a 4-year-old child, a 25-year-old man at the peak of his vitality, and a 55-year-old woman going through menopause are going to be very different. read more