These days our grocery stores are packed with foods that will make you the complete opposite of Happy Healthy and Wealthy – depressed, unhealthy and leave you with zero motivation! Our bodies were designed to gain energy from sources directly from the earth and natural resources… not from processed packaged food that is the direct cause of inflammation in the body that leads to those negative effects. Below are 5 foods to avoid and what to replace them with so you can be inspired, Happy and Healthy!
1. Processed Sugar
Swap out processed sugars for raw honey, organic maple syrup, liquid stevia or fruit.
Swap out table salt for sea salt or pink Himalayan salt. By eliminating processed and packaged foods, you will significantly eliminate the amount of daily sodium intake.
3. Wheat Flour
Swap out wheat for almond flour or coconut flour. While these two flours do come in a bag (unless you make them on your own with a food processor), they are minimally processed are a great substitute for baking many foods that typically contain wheat.
4. Certain Oils
Swap out highly processed oils such as vegetable oil, canola oil, safflower oil, partially hydrogenated oil (just to mention a few) for high-quality omega-6 and omega-3 oils. The best source for oils are from extra-virgin coconut oil, extra-virgin olive oil, hemp seeds, chia seeds, avocados or avocado oils.
Swap out alcohol for water, bubbly water, Kombucha drinks (without added sugar), tea or cold pressed juices. Alcohol tops the list of most inflammatory and toxic foods, and with a pause from the holidays, it seems like a reasonable time to take a break in order to regain and experience the most optimal and vibrant health.