Food Day 30
- To prevent unwanted chemical intake, buy tea leaves that are stored in unbleached bags.
- If possible, by organic peppermint tea leaves to reduce the chances of pesticide consumption.
- We recommend that you drink peppermint tea before you go to bed.
- Take peppermint tea with you while traveling. Many people report that it eases their motion sickness.
- Take peppermint tea bags with you to work. They are easy to transport even though they may cost a little more.
- Some people report that fennel combined with peppermint tea helps reduce bloating and excessive flatulence.
How to prepare
- Put a heaped teaspoon of dried organic peppermint leaves into a teapot with a filter or a french press and steep it in very hot water.
- Leave the leaves in the water for about 5 minutes.
- No sweetener is needed.
- Relieve stomach sickness and stress. Some people report that peppermint tea relieves their stomach sickness and stress.
- Freshens breath. The menthol found in peppermint is very common in this tea as well as other products to freshen up the mouth.
- Caffeine free. Peppermint tea, like most herbal teas are caffeine free which means that you can enjoy the benefits of the tea without the caffeine.
- Peel the potatoes. In addition to potato leaves being poisonous, the outer skin of the potatoes contain defence mechanisms to protect the plant.
- Do not eat the green spots. These green spots contain solanin, a toxin that can irritate the gastrointestinal tract. If enough is eating, vomiting and diarrhea can occur.
- Russet potatoes can be boiled, roasted, or mashed. They are a great source of carbohydrates for lunch
- For the purpose of detox, avoid adding things like, cream, cheese, and oil.
- Healthy digestion caused by the high fiber content of potatoes
- Antioxidants and lower blood pressure. Antioxidants remove toxins from your blood and a lower blood pressure is associated with less damage to arteries.
- Make sure to store fresh tomatoes at room temperature and avoid refrigeration.
- Make a tomato sandwich (with scrambled or boiled eggs).
- Eat fresh tomatoes or cherry tomatoes as a mid-afternoon snack.
- Cooking tomatoes helps destroy harmful bacteria and viruses.
- Tomatoes can be mashed, diced, and even made into tomato sauce to put on pastas and eggs.
- Look for the freshest tomatoes at the supermarket and pick the tomatoes that are firm but yield to slight pressure. Avoid tomatoes that are squishy or have unusual smells.
- Strong bones. Tomatoes contain a considerable amount of calcium and Vitamin K. Both of these nutrients are essential in strengthening and performing minor repairs on the bones as well as the bone tissue.
- Helps prevent cancer. The antioxidant, lycopene is present in tomatoes which can help prevent oxidants from causing cancer.
- High in vitamins and minerals. Tomatoes are high in vitamins A, B, C and contain potassium. All these chemicals are key in maintaining a healthy body.
Congratulations on completing the healthy eating plan. Healthy eating and being physically active are not one-time incidents; they have to be long-term habits if you want to make your future a healthy one.
Creating new habits is challenging and it does take a while before they feel natural. Since you have been able to overcome such a difficult eating program in the last 30 days, healthy eating has now become a part of your routine.
Ensuring a healthy future
Now that the 30 days are up, you are probably wondering how to move forward from here. Try out our tips for easing into a lifelong sustainable healthy eating plan that will allow your digestive system to gradually transition into accepting more complex foods. As you re-introduce new foods, stay alert to ensure they are not causing any problems in your gut or on your overall health. To stay committed to this new healthy lifestyle, you should
- Find ways to stay motivated – like mixing up your routine with new activities
- Keep things interesting by adding variety – experiment with new foods and recipes
- Find buddies of a similar mindset to encourage you on your path to health
- Reward yourself with non-food items at each milestone
- Avoid slip-ups. You have to make a conscious effort to adjust and deal with all kinds of changes in your life.
Setbacks happen to everyone. Planning ahead usually helps to steer clear of many setbacks.
- Have a stand by action plan for bad weather. If running or cycling was your exercise plan, indoor badminton or swimming can be your alternative. If you have been injured, you can see if some forms of yoga can be practised.
- Dining out can be challenging. We have given detailed action plans for this potential hazard in our eating program. You must learn how to order at restaurants while staying within the parameters of your eating plan.
Despite all your planning, if you still have a setback, do not give up. Setbacks happen to everyone. Regroup and focus on meeting your goal again as soon as you can.
Just like any muscle that becomes stronger, having successfully completed this program will have strengthened your capacity for handling challenges.
- Revisit your goals and think of ways to expand them.
- For example, if you have limited your saturated fat intake, try cutting back on added sugars, too. Small changes can lead to healthy habits for life!
On your journey to your healthy future, don’t look back and keep moving forward to make even better food choices. Small changes can lead to healthy habits for life.