There are a few basic dietary rules that can enhance general health and help prevent the onset of some of the acute and chronic diseases that are so prevalent in modern society.
- Eat regularly! A good breakfast, a good lunch and a light meal at night. The best time for digestion and absorption of food is during the day. A heavy evening meal is usually not digested well.
- Prepare simple, attractive meals that will appeal to the senses and stimulate the appetite.
- Eat only when hungry and eat moderately
- Chew each mouthful well to aid assimilation and absorption.
- Meals should be eaten in a relaxed atmosphere, allowing time to enjoy and appreciate the food and the company.
- Eat a variety of whole foods in moderation
- No one particular food or food group supplies all the nutrients we need to maintain good health. Eating a variety of foods from the main food groups provides not only the necessary basic nutrients of complex carbohydrates, proteins and fats, it also provides:
- In a natural form the vitamins, minerals, and roughage that the body requires for optimum health.
Eat natural, unrefined, whole foods preferably organically grown:
- Biodynamic grains and milk products
- Fresh fruit and vegetables in season
Whole grains: Wholegrain breads, brown rice, rolled oats
Dairy products: Milk, yogurt, natural cheese
Nuts and seeds
To eat only on special occasions in small amounts:
- Refined foods eg sugar ,white flour/ bread, cakes /biscuits, ice cream etc.
- Excess salt excess fats fried foods reheated oils coffee processed foods tinned meats foods containing preservatives,
- Stabilizers, emulsifiers, synthetic colouring and flavouring, excess alcohol.