Updated: Jun 7, 2019
#1 CBD does not and cannot take the place of a healthy diet.
While there is a lot of talk and promising data coming out about how CBD can help with blood sugar stabilization and help reduce emotional eating, CBD does not replace a healthy diet. The foods that we eat is the number one thing we can do to either support our health or compromise it. There is a myriad of “diets” out there all claiming to be the best, but the truth is that the diet that optimally supports the health of one person may not work the best for the next person. Our age, gender, ethnicity, culture, and health history, all play a factor in how our bodies process and utilize foods.
There are two rules of thumb that I suggest you go by when designing the right diet for you.
1. Listen to your body.
We all know that after eating the wrong things, or the incorrect amounts of foods, we tend to feel like garbage afterward. We feel sluggish, tired, crabby, and even have a hard time concentrating. We may even notice a spike in inflammation for days afterward that may manifest itself as acne, eczema, achy joints, or a simple headache. We then tend to buy a cream or a pill that marginally treats the symptoms instead of noticing the correlation between diet and health.
We are not taught to listen to our bodies. Every time an ailment pops up, it is your body talking to you. Listen.
You may be thinking to yourself that you can eat whatever you want, and you always feel the same. Years ago, I had a friend tell me exactly that. That friend was also 100 pounds overweight and had chronic inflammation. So, ask yourself this: ‘Is your diet supporting your health how you would like it to?’ Just because you don’t get a stomach ache right after eating something sugary or full of processed carbs doesn’t mean it isn’t affecting your health.
2. Eat plants.
I am not talking about going Vegan unless that calls to you. I am saying to add as much and as many unprocessed plant foods to your diet as possible. It has been proven repeatedly that the more plants we eat, the better our health. Plants are not only full of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, but they are chock full of phytonutrients.
“Plant foods contain thousands of natural chemicals. These are called phytonutrients or phytochemicals. "Phyto" refers to the Greek word for plant. These chemicals help protect plants from germs, fungi, bugs, and other threats. Fruits and vegetables contain phytonutrients. Other plant-based foods also contain phytonutrients, such as whole grains, nuts, beans, and tea.
Phytonutrients aren't essential for keeping you alive, unlike the vitamins and minerals that plant foods contain. But when you eat or drink phytonutrients, they may help prevent disease and keep your body working properly. More than 25,000 phytonutrients are found in plant foods.”
The phytonutrients are hard to get anywhere else other than plants and nourish our bodies and minds in ways that science is just starting to scratch the surface of understanding.
Yes, protein and healthy fats are also important, but if you do one thing for yourself today. Let it be adding more plants to your diet. This isn’t about depriving yourself and saying goodbye to caffeine, alcohol, and Krispy Kreme forever.
This is about giving your body what it needs.
Adding in one apple, one green smoothie, or a sweet kale salad a day can make all the difference.
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