Congratulations! You’ve decided to place a priority on your health, and you deserve commendation for your decision to change. The vast majority of the American population choose to lead a sedentary lifestyle and eat a “modern” diet full of empty calories and toxic ingredients.
Moving away from “the norm” takes courage and dedication. However, as the coming years tick by, you’ll benefit from your decision to lead a healthy lifestyle. While the people around you develop health disorders like diabetes, hypertension, and “leaky gut,” you’ll enjoy a lean physique with healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
Eating a healthy diet isn’t as hard as everyone makes it sound. All that’s required to eat well is a little preparation and a good relationship with your food. If you value your nutrition, you’ll find a way to make time for food prep and shop at the right stores that sell organic, nutrient-dense foods. Here are 15-essential tips to help you get started on the path to preparing a healthy recipe.
1. Try Plant-Based Recipes
Vegans and vegetarians get plenty of bad press in the media. Somehow, everybody has the opinion that these meat-free lifestyles result in an arrogant, superiority complex. Jokes aside, there’s convincing evidence that shows eating a plant-based diet has significant health benefits. There’s also the ethical argument that eating meat causes the unnecessary suffering and death of animals.
On the counter-argument, people that enjoy a juicy steak from time to time state that a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle leads to nutrient, vitamin, and mineral deficiencies. For example, plant-based proteins are inferior to animal protein in the sense that they lack a full spectrum of amino acids.
There’s convincing evidence on both sides of the argument. However, those people that chose a plant-based diet do tend to experience better gut health and less autoimmune dysfunction. The only way to find out which side is right – is to try a plant-based diet for yourself, and review your results.