2023: A YEAR FOR PROGRESS!
We want 2023 to be a year of progress. We want there to be a decided improvement, not only in your health but in every area of your life. For this to take place, taking care of yourself with intentionality is going to be key. When you begin doing this, it’s amazing what happens!
We have already introduced you to 8 very simple but powerful laws of health. These laws consistently practiced will make a significant difference in your life. At Simple Kneads our product focuses on one of these laws – nutrition. When your body is getting the nutrition, it can do wonderful things for you. Some simple things that will help you better absorb the nutrients you are taking in, include:
- Waiting at least 4 hours between each meal and for adults with digestive issues, waiting 6 hours, will prove to be very helpful (unfortunately, this is not how most Americans eat). But yes, when we eat is just as important as what we eat. This gives your body the opportunity to digest your meals, better absorb the nutrients in your food, have more energy and much more! And did you know that there is even evidence showing that waiting 4 hours between meals decreases cancer tumor development? That’s pretty amazing.
- Do your best to eat at the same time every day. It turns out that our bodies have little clocks inside that tell us when it’s time to eat and studies have shown that adults who consumed meals at the same time every day were less obese, had better cholesterol and insulin levels, hormone regulation, better sleeping patterns, usually live longer and have overall less health problems! Wow! In fact, if you are a sporadic eater, it will be challenging for your body to experience lasting health and function optimally. So, try getting on a set eating schedule. You will begin to see and feel the difference!
- Eat a variety of foods. This will ensure you are getting a plethora of vitamins and minerals. Meals bursting with colors (red, yellow, orange, purple, green and white, for example) tend to be more nutrient-packed and satisfying. In fact, some of the healthiest populations in the world (such as Greek and Japanese) have food variety as one common feature (although they differ widely). In fact, many nutrient deficiencies surface because of a lack in variety. This, of course, will eventually lead to disease.
I’m not saying these things will be easy changes to incorporate into your life, but again, things that are worthwhile rarely are. So, make a plan! As soon as we know what to improve it’s important to do it! Remember, nutrition affects both your physical and mental progress. Eating unhealthy or less nutritious food can lead us to experience anxiety, mood swings, depression and much more. So, getting good nutrition is about your very life! Your health, your relationships, your effectiveness in everything you decide you would like to do depends largely on good nutrition!
Here’s to the best year of your life!
Sandy K Workman SK Director of Brand Development