Saturday, January 12, 2013

What our family does... to not get sick

It is flu/cold/virus season. Whatever you want to call it. Fact is, many people are sick.
Lately I found myself giving  ideas and advice to fellow mamma's and friends all around me on how they can prevent getting sick, or recover faster if they already have gotten sick. 

So, I figured I will just write a post about what I do to keep my family healthy.

1. We do not eat processed foods. 
Our diet consists of fresh organic fruits and vegetables, grass-fed animal products such as beef, lamb, bison, organic chicken and whole grains such as brown rice, whole grain rice pasta and spelt flour bread. 
We do not include sugar and white flour products in our diet. 
Sugar depletes the body of many important vitamins and minerals and weakens the Immune System. Sugar and white flour products provide only empty calories meaning that if you eat a lot of processed sugary and white flour products, you are not leaving enough room in the diet for real whole foods containing minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals.

We also do not consume any milk and dairy products. 
Besides the fact that most members of my family react sensible to dairy, dairy also produces mucus in the body, creating a great environment for bacterias and viruses to grow. At the first onset of a cold, cough, runny nose...leave the dairy out of your diet so the Immune System can do its job.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Good morning juice!

A spontanious juicing session with my littlest lady resulted in a beet juice for mami and an apple-carrot juice for the little ones.
Beet juice
- one small beet
- one celery stick
- one handfull of parsley
- 2 carrots
- one half grapefruit (use an apple if you can, it would be the better choice, I am allergic to apples, so I used the grapefruit)
Juice it and enjoy!
Apple-carrot juice for the little ones
- 2 apples
- 1 carrot
Juice, mix and enjoy!
Have a great day and a healthy weekend!
Love, n.