You're going to love how true and beautiful this first tip is!
Eat Real Food!
We know, right? So why don't we do it?
The easiest way to support our digestion is to eat what the body is naturally equipped to digest: real, fresh, whole and organic foods packed full of vitamins, fiber, antioxidants, and enzymes. Foods in season and grown locally are our best choices.
Our bodies are not meant to process artificial foods. Not only are such foods devoid of nutrition, but they actually drain our body’s nutrient reserves in order to digest them and then eliminate the toxins!
Don’t be fooled by “enriched” proclamations either – this is just a sign the food has been heavily processed; hence, the loss of nutrients to replace (synthetically) and only those nutrients that we know of at this time.
Eating real food also means avoiding GMO foods. It is simply too early to tell how these foods are affecting our bodies. If a fungicide can be injected into the cell of a plant and we ingest that plant, could it be killing off beneficial gut microflora?
Real food is natural and easy for our body to digest, provides more nutrients than processed foods, and is rich in fibre. Fibre helps us feel full, regulates our blood sugar levels and most importantly, feeds and nourishes our good gut bacteria.
So why reach for processed crap when you can nourish yourself with something better?
What real food will you indulge in today? If you want a treat, pick a food you love but always pass over due to practicality or price, like pomegranate, berries or melon.
If you’d like to see the Clean Eating handout I give to my clients, click here.
Stay tuned tomorrow for my most effective tip on how to tune up your digestion (it’s so easy you won’t believe it).
Ready for a gut tune-up? Try my new Guts to Heal 7 Day Challenge, free for a limited time. You can still grab it here.
It Takes Guts Nutrition
Katanne Belisle RHN
Gut Health Specialist
Whitehorse, YT, CAN
What Clients Are Saying
"I was plagued by a myriad of digestive and inflammatory issues and after months of discomfort I was fortunate enough to meet Katanne. Her insight, intuition, knowledge and caring attention has made it possible for me to heal and thrive with a new understanding of the food I eat. I am now healthier, happier and have more energy than I have had in quite some time. " ~ Steve T.
"Katanne gives well balanced information versed in first hand experience and research. After seeing various health professionals over the years, doing my own research, trials and tribulations, I can (say) that this is the real deal, and that what she provides people is a holistic, realistic approach to healing oneself through food" ~ Elizabeth G.