What is Balanced Nutrition?
Nutrition that contains the proper proportions of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water necessary to maintain good health.
This definition is great in a basic explanation, but a truly balanced nutrition plan is the proper proportions of the above listed items that you obtain from whole foods. This is where the term “Balanced Holistic Nutrition” comes into to play.
What is Holistic Nutrition?
Holistic simply means “treating the body as a whole”, providing “whole” Foods.
Holistic nutrition addresses digestion, adequacy, balance and moderation for each individual. Holistic nutrition, like the basic balanced nutrition definition focuses on the balance of protein, vegetable carbohydrates, whole grain carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to help our bodies reach maximum energy levels, as well as, top physical and emotional health.
Why is Balanced Holistic Nutrition so Important?
This balance of nutrition is important in developing and maintaining a state of health that is optimal and healing. Poor nutrition coupled with a sedentary lifestyle contributes too many causes of health problems and preventable diseases in North America.
Here are some other benefits to a Balanced Holistic Nutrition:
- Improve digestion
- Increase energy levels
- Maintaining a more optimal pH balance
- Weight management
- Balances hormones
- Strengthened immune system
- Improved recovery time
- Relief of fatigue
- Relief from allergies
- Reduced stress
- Balanced blood sugar
- Relief from constipation
- Reduced blood pressure and/or cholesterol
- Reduced inflammation
- Decreases disease and auto-immune issues
- Management or prevent diabetes and other health conditions, such as arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, IBS, IBD, colitis, Crohns, gout, and many more
- Relief from acne, obesity, fatigue, colds & influenza, headaches, viral infections, and more
- Reduced environmental and chemical stressors
Balanced Holistic Nutrition Basics:
- All food should be organic and fresh as much as possible.
- Avoid junk food, fast food, and processed food.
- Do not consume food with additives, artificial sweeteners, and preservatives.
- Completely eliminate sugar or at least stay below 30 grams per day.
- Drink large amounts (125-150 ounces) of pure filtered water. Filtered guarantees that it is free of chlorine and other contaminants.
- Avoid microwavable foods, and heating foods in microwaves.
- Do not consume genetically modified or engineered foods.
- Identify hidden food allergies and food sensitivities.
- Address nutritional deficiencies through food, high quality vitamins and minerals.
- Eat whole foods in their natural state as much as possible (whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, grass fed beef, free range chicken, etc)
Implementing a balanced holistic nutrition plan will get you on the path of a holistic you!