By Melanie A. Albert, Intuitive Cooking Expert, Author, Speaker, Founder & CEO Experience Nutrition
Since I will be blogging some excerpts from my new book, A New View of Healthy Eating, I wanted to first share with you the philosophies of the book. I invite you to join in the conversation around the philosophies on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/NewViewHealthyEating
Philosophies: A New View of Healthy Eating
A new view of healthy eating begins with the food we choose to eat and extends to our shopping, cooking, and eating experiences.
The key philosophies are:
- Eat real whole foods.
- Shop local and in season.
- Enjoy intuitive shopping.
- Cook with intuition.
- Eat mindfully.
- Enjoy food and life.
Let’s explore the first two philosophies.
Eat Real Whole Foods.
Eat foods that are in their natural form, as nature created them. Focus on plants and local, in-season foods. Focus on organic. When we eat real whole foods, we get more nutrition and fiber from the foods and receive the energy from the Earth. When we focus on eating organic, we eat food that is “clean,” without pesticides or herbicides, and not genetically modified (i.e., not GMO).
Real whole foods include vegetables, fruit, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds, and wild salmon. It’s quite simple. The recommended foods in “A New View of Healthy Eating” are primarily in alignment with an anti-inflammatory way of eating as advocated by Andrew Weil, M.D., the Mediterranean way of eating, and the Blue Zones as researched by National Geographic, Dan Buettner, and his team. The foods and recipes are all gluten-free and dairy-free.
“Real whole foods are real. Think actual vegetables, fruit, grains in their whole form, like brown rice, legumes such as garbanzo beans or lentils, nuts and seeds, and wild cold-water fish, like wild salmon.”
Shop Local and in Season.
When we eat food grown by local farmers, community gardens, or our home gardens, our food is fresher and more nutritious because it has been recently harvested and has not traveled thousands of miles and many days to arrive at a grocery store and our tables. When we eat with the seasons, we eat food that our bodies naturally need at that particular time of the year or location around the world. We also support our local farmers and local economy and have the opportunity to experiment with new, interesting foods.
“I love the opportunity to try unique, new-to-me foods, especially when I shop at farmers’ markets or receive unfamiliar foods in my CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). I don’t always recognize a plant food, but I buy it and experiment in my kitchen or cooking classes.”
Excerpt, A New View of Healthy Eating, Simple Intuitive Cooking with Real Whole Foods, by Melanie A. Albert
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