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4 Easy Ways to Eat More Healthy


Over the last year I have started to eat more healthy.  I talked a little about it in Getting Back to Healthy where I talked about a sleep issue I had because of eating too much aspartame.  Another reason I'm changing how I eat?  Two years ago I started getting nauseous about an hour after lunch every afternoon.  I started thinking maybe it was something I was eating.  I ate a chicken salad every day and one day I switched the chicken for salmon.  Bingo.  Had I suddenly developed an allergy to chicken?  Crazy, and so irritating.  I eat chicken a lot.  I went to an allergist to get tested, but it was inconclusive.  He said so many people are developing allergies, they haven't been able to create tests to keep up.  Someone, and I don't remember who, said try eating organic chicken.  That was it.  There was something in the chicken, it wasn't the chicken itself.  Makes you wonder, what do they put in our food?  Sometimes I don't like to think about it...

I'm certainly not perfect (I love my Ben & Jerrys) and I am trying to continue to learning a lot.  Although I'm still making some changes, I started out with baby steps and I thought I would share them with you.

These are easy things, relatively inexpensive that can help you be healthier and feel good about the things you're putting in you body.

1.  Switch sugar & Aspartame for Stevia.  I use Truvia brand and really love it.  I'm very picky as I love sugar (a total downfall), and Truvia has a taste & texture similar to sugar.  The one item of aspartame I allow myself most days is 1 can of diet soda.  I have tried Zevia and well, it's just not the same.  Learn about Stevia vs. Aspartame & Stevia vs. Splenda.

2.  Buy Organic Produce.  It's not that organic produce is healthier (surprised?)... It has FAR less pesticides than conventional produce.  I don't know about you, but I'd rather not have toxins in my body and especially my kids!  Read more about why you should buy organic produce.

3.  Organic or non rBST Dairy.  This is controversial.  Many people say that the hormones they treat the cows with does not pass into the milk.  However, cows treated with this hormone tend to get more infections, are treated with more antibiotics, and those can be passed into the milk.  Decide for yourself.  This is an interesting read on rBST.

4.  Grass Fed Beef.  I don't generally eat a lot of beef.  But when I do,  I buy grass fed meat and butter from grass fed cows and you don't know until you've tasted it.  It's higher in Omega 3 fatty acids, good unsaturated fats, vitamins A & E, and CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) which has numerous health benefit (read here).

All in all, make your own decisions.  Try to do research if it's something you're concerned about.  It's also helpful to surround yourself with knowledgeable people that can offer advise when you can't the forest between the trees.

All the best in becoming a healthier version of your own beautiful self!

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  1. Great post Lulu. I buy organic milk and it tastes so much better. It makes such a difference. I also try and buy as much organic meat and produce as possible.

    Agi:)

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  2. I am so looking forward to be healthy and happy again !

    cheers
    http://dailydiaryofabrowngirl.blogspot.ca/

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  3. Great tips! I totally agree with you. But, I don't buy organic items that have a hard skin or have to be peeled like oranges or bananas. As for the stevia, is the truvia brand really that good? I have some now that's not that brand and it tends to be bitter.

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  4. These are great tips, I'm trying really hard to be healthy :) xxx

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  5. I have totally changed my way of eating and shopping for food. These tips are great! Thanks so much!

    xxS

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  6. these are very nice tips! nice post

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  7. I got to try Stevia. As far as Organic Produce, almost all the Produce we buy here in Albania is Fresh & Bio, it's Organic. We buy it off the Farmer Markets. Fortunately, Albania produces lots of Fruits & Veggies. But I will be in the States in just a few days. I got to eat healthier now that I am breast-feeding. Our cows are also grass-fed, that I know for a fact. Also, check this out, Lulu.

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    Enjoy your weekend, Ada. =)

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  8. Thanks for the tips, Lulu! I'm excited to try them out :)

    Lauren xx
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  9. I just entered. I hope I win!! Who doesn't want $50 to J.Crew?! I need to be better about only buying organic.
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  10. Thank you for the great tips!

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  11. Great post, Lulu, I buy organic food much as possible, unfortunately it is still a lot more expensive here in Germany.
    Organic milk is a must for me.
    My parents buy chicken breast from an organic farm and always supply me with that as well as especially with chicken and turkey you have to be very careful.

    Annette
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