This is an excerpt taken from “Nurture Your Soul: The Importance of Self-Care for Caregivers” by Theresa Cloud Eagle Nelson.
A large amount of the foods consumed by humans are from:
- Processed sources (high salt content, void of live nutrients)
- Sweets and refined sugary sources
- White flour products such as breads, pastas, and rice
- Beverages filled with carbonated acids, caffeine, and alcohol
- and Fats that are saturated, meaning they increase your LDLs
As far as food is concerned, it is best to eat as much “live” food as possible. These natural food sources ensure that your body gets what it needs to rebuild healthy cells, sustaining itself. Drinking and eating healthier gives you a greater advantage for achieving what you have come into this life to accomplish. Natural foods full of fiber such as fresh fruits and vegetables, beans, legumes, and nuts, keeps a body nutritionally powered. Whole grains are not only a source of fiber but supply energy, too. Foods that give you vitamins, minerals, and fiber are easily assimilated into your system because they are recognized by your body structure. If eating raw fruits and vegetables does not excite you, whenever possible juice them, drinking the liquid to get the appropriate amounts per day. There are many good juicers on the market today. Yes, you can get protein from meat, poultry, and fish, but only in quantities that are best for the health of your body. Listen to and watch what your body’s response is to the food you are consuming.
Eating the proper foods is necessary in lessening the stress you experience throughout the course of your life. There are foods that give the body the weapons to combat anything that creates opposition, adversity or negativity that may arise in your life. In addition, keeping your weight gain down to a minimum enables your organs to operate at their optimum level for longevity and lowering the toxicity build up in your body.
This attention to feeding your body for life is inclusive of being totally prepared for the work you are here to achieve for the benefit of others. You must be healthy, alert, and full of stamina to keep up with the duties, and activities that are meaningful to you and your purpose.
Here is an important point concerning eating habits that is not usually known. It is not good for the digesting of food if you eat when your emotions are not at ease. Eating when emotions are high whether from something exciting or sad, during or after a disagreement, whatever the case may be, is not a good thing.
You typically will over eat, which leads to guilt from what you ate, to indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea or any other gastro-intestinal problem. Your digestive system is sensitive and has a harder time breaking down the foods properly. This can then lead to elimination problems for the colon such as constipation. It is wise to wait until your emotions are settled before you eat anything. Your body will greatly appreciate your kindness toward it.