A restorative diet to support an optimal health consists of whole foods and avoids processed foods. It is as simple as following these tips: Include a wide variety of colorful vegetables and fruits in every meal. Herbs and spices can give interesting flavors and aroma to otherwise boring dishes, plus adding nutrients and even healing properties. Legumes and grains can be great sources of protein and can make great side dishes too. When choosing meats as the main source of proteins in the diet, it is best to go for quality over quantity. Healthy fats like olive oil can be used in moderation for cooking or can be added to vegetables, salads and even fruits to increase flavor. Added refined sugars, low fiber carbohydrates like white flours and all types of sweetened beverages should always be avoided as they are linked to inflammation and hormonal disturbances in the body. Lastly, drinking enough pure water is very important to keep all body functions in check.
When selecting food products, it is better to choose from sources that have sustainable and ethical practices. Ideally, organic and local in season fruit and vegetables are the best choices when available. Keep in mind that if it is good for the planet, it is good for all of us!