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“If I told you, you had one day to live and you could eat anything you want for the next
day, what would it be? These are the foods you need to find healthy alternatives for that
taste the same if not better using healthy ingredients. There really are alternatives to
EVERYTHING! Now keep these foods on hand at ALL TIMES so that when you crave them
you already have the healthier version!”

Clean Out & Reorganize Your Cupboards
Go through and toss any expired and processed foods to organize your fridge and cupboards
for healthier eating. After tossing heavy sauces, dips and snacks, replace them with bowls of
fruit, pre-cut veggies, plain yogurt for smoothies and dips and lighter salad dressings.

Slash Salt & Sugar
White sugar is an instant hit to your body and is linked to diabetes, inflammation, decreased
immune response, liver fatigue and some cancers. Cutting back on your salt lowers the risk of
heart disease, since salt stiffens the arteries and makes them rigid.

Switch Up Your Produce
Tired of apples, bananas and root vegetables? With spring comes fresh produce choices..
Things we see are asparagus, fiddleheads, mushrooms and berries. Other brightly-coloured
produce making more of an appearance at our grocery stores or farmer’s markets include
apricots, green beans, broccoli and more. The more colourful the fruit or vegetable, the more
vitamins and minerals it has. Choose local organic produce whenever possible – it’s fresher
since it hasn’t travelled as far, cheaper, tastier and not genetically modified.

Drink More Water
Don’t forget about your drinks. Skip sweetened beverages. Keep milk, sparkling water and
pitchers of plain water front and centre in your fridge. Add lemon, lime or orange slices – or mint
leaves to water for a refreshing drink.

It’s a common misconception that if you’re eating healthy, sweets and desserts can’t be part of your diet.  This is not the case!  It’s possible to find the healthiest version of the food you love.  Depriving your body can lead to binge eating and be more detrimental to your goals in the long run!  Thanks to our resident Holistic Nutritionist, Morgan Tangjerd, for the recipe!  Be sure to follow her on Instagram (@morgantangjerd) for more great healthy options!

HEALTHY DOUBLE CHOCOLATE PROTEIN COOKIES
Bake at 350 for 10 minutes! Ingredients below:

1/2 large avocado,
2 medium ripe bananas,
2 scoops (60g) protein powder,
4 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 cup rolled oats,
1 tbsp hemp hearts
1 tbsp chia seeds
And coconut oil to grease the pan!

ENJOY!

Transforming your diet doesn’t have to be complicated! It’s what you put in your body that counts, not how much.  1000 calories of junk food is not the same as 1000 calories of nutrient dense, healthy foods!

Every time you eat or drink you are either feeding disease or fighting it.

Fresh foods are always better than frozen or canned.

“8 glasses/day” is not a real way of measuring water consumption. A realistic amount of water to consume is 2-3
litres/day.

About 6 milligrams of calcium is lost from the body for every 100 milligrams of caffeine ingested. Strong muscles need strong bones!

The word organic simply means “containing a carbon atom” and can be labelled on almost anything! REAL organic food will be labelled “organic certified”.

Drinking liquids through a straw avoids tooth decay and discolouration.

Once you are thirsty, your body is already dehydrated.

Don’t have time to make breakfast in the morning? Make a smoothie the night before and put it in the fridge! No excuses!!

Try to substitute Almond, Rice and Coconut milk for animal milk.

“Now Pulp Free!” = Now with even less nutrients!

Fat does not make you fat. Unhealthy carbohydrates and  processed sugars do! Our brains are made up of 67% fat alone making it a vital nutrient for proper brain development and optimal health.

Just because a product says it is “natural” doesn’t necessarily mean it is healthy. Cyanide is natural but it isn’t
healthy!

FINDING YOURSELF CONSTANTLY DRAINED FOR NO REASON?

I feel like this is a regular occurrence for everyone, and it’s frustrating.

The best part is that there are many things you can do to increase your overall energy levels.

I assure you, if you stick to healthy eating, it will embellish more of your life than just in the energy department.

YOU CAN:

  • Control your weight
  • Improve your mood
  • Combat disease
  • Increase longevity

To jumpstart you into these benefits, I am going to give you a list of 5 foods that will help get your body back to it’s best health.

Now would be the time to relax and take a breath because I am here for you.

5 FOODS TO HELP YOU REBOOT YOUR BODY:

1. APPLES
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away”

I swear I was told that about a million times as a kid. There actually is some truth behind it, though!

The fiber “pectin” in the apple helps to detox metals and additives that your body has been gathering over the years.

Why not start your day by chomping down on a juicy apple? It tastes delicious and aids your body, strengthening your immune system.

2. ASPARAGUS
“Asparagus makes your pee smell”

Sadly, yes, this is true, haha.

HOWEVER, there are a few super cool benefits that’ll make you reconsider eating it:

  • Helps reduce stress
  • Great way to prevent a hangover (had to throw this in there because we all love enjoying ourselves from time to time)
  • Natural diuretic that helps with liver drainage

Now, I know you’re probably thinking that this isn’t necessarily something you’ll be eating in your everyday life.

That’s a fair thought to have.

Why not incorporate it as your veggie in your meal prep for the week? Not EVERY week, but doing it every now and then can really benefit your health by reducing stress, and so much more!

3. AVOCADOS
“Guacamole costs extra”

I don’t know why places feel the need to even say this anymore. It’s pretty universally understood.

That aside.. not only are avocados tasty, they are a detoxing SUPERSTAR.

Avocados help to get rid of toxins in your body. How? They contain “glutathione”, which helps detoxify synthetic chemicals in your liver.

The best part is that you can even make delicious desserts out of them. Don’t believe me?
https://cakewhiz.com/healthy-chocolate-avocado-cookies/

4.BROCCOLI

I’m not one of those people that hate this green veggie. I actually love it. I tend to steam it up and toss it in a bit of coconut oil (delicious).

As far as health benefits go, broccoli increases your glutathione. This helps to transform the toxins in your body into ones that can quite easily be eliminated.

Therefore, over time, your body won’t have to work as hard.

If that doesn’t have you sold, I’ll simply say broccoli is linked to longevity in life.

5. ONIONS

Maybe not the best for your breath, but they sure help make your body work less hard (like broccoli).

Onions are jam packed with sulfur-containing amino acids that help to detox your liver.

Other neat benefits to onions?

  • Provide flu and cold relief
  • Anti-inflammatory abilities
  • High in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants

YOU’VE MADE IT TO THE FINISH LINE OF THIS LIFE-CHANGING INFORMATION, SO…

TIME TO GET SHOPPING!

I cannot stress enough how important it is to take care of your body for as long as possible.

It’s safe to say liver health was also an overall theme of this post, which shows you how vital this organ is, and why it’s good to take care of it.

Take a minute right now: think about how much fuller your life will be with all the energy these foods will give you?

This is the way to a long, full life. Trust that.