Healthy Shopping List

Hope everyone has been living the wellness lifestyle this week. Remember on Tuesday (June 2) from 5-7 P.M. in the Wolcott office we are having a guest speaker (Shawne Johnson-Health Coach) talk about the basics of essential oils.

People always ask for help creating a shopping list. I thought I would put together a couple of items that are must do’s. Let me know what you think.

Make plants account for half of your diet

Vegetables and fruits are not only full of essential vitamins and minerals that we need for optimal health, but also fiber, which is the key to feeling full while maintaining healthy digestion (for all the constipated individuals out there). For example apples are loaded with fiber and nutrients, which act as built-in portion control. Plant-based foods allow us to effortlessly manage how much we’re eating without counting calories.

Drink more water

You’ve heard this a million times, but do you really get eight 8-oz. glasses each day? Next time you’re about to hit that 2 p.m., post-lunch wall, instead of caffeinating, try drinking two or three glasses of water. You’ll be shocked at how incredible you feel. Water boosts our energy by sending oxygen to our cells, flushing toxins from our bodies and hydrating us from the inside out. Also, it helps with cramping that you feel towards the end of the day (I am sure if your my patient we have talked about this often).

Cut the refined sugar

Fat doesn’t make you fat—sugar does. It causes inflammation in our body, and even our skin. It’s known to depress the immune system and fuel the spread of cancer. It spikes our glucose levels, causing our energy to spike and then quickly crash. In short, sugar is the worst. The good news is that there are lots of plant-based replacements that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth, like coconut sugar, raw honey, maple syrup and dates.

If you have questions or need further help, please contact the office at (203) 441-4371 and set up an appointment.

Have a great week ~Dr. Nadimi