Last week we covered an important premise of holistic nutrition. Always strive to eat a properly prepared, nutrient dense, whole foods diet.
We also covered 3 foundations of a holistic healthy lifestyle: the macronutrients of protein, fat and fruit/vegetable carbohydrates. We learned we should strive for a caloric balance of these macronutrients using 40% carbs, 30% protein and 30 % healthy fats. It is through this lens that you can properly assess any eating plan that comes your way.
My husband just forwarded me an article from an outdoor adventure magazine he reads. I was pleasantly surprised that the health and nutrition information was thoroughly supported by quality research and the author was not afraid to go against the mainstream when the data supported his point. Thank you, sir, for your courage and clarity!
There is much confusion in the nutritional public forum. How do you know what to believe and follow? Next week’s article will cover some popular diet genres and break them into bite-sized pieces so you can make educated decisions for your own health journey.