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Homemade Therapy: Eat Right!

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Illustrated by Lina Patel

Homemade therapy is a series of what you can do at home to create wellness and wellbeing.

Our bodies do so much for us.  A way of thanking our body for all that it does is to eat healthy. Eating healthy should be simple, nutritious and delicious.

Breakfast

Breakfast is to Break your Fast.  Your body has been fasting between your last meal (dinner from the previous night) to the next meal (the next morning).  How would you like to break your fast?  You could have something to eat something or make a breakfast smoothie.

Healthy options is to create an alkaline-diet. An alkaline-diet helps you get up and go in the morning. It boosts your energy without a crash, and you feel more naturally awake in the morning. Alkaline foods are most fruits and vegetables, soybeans and tofu, and some nuts, seeds, and legumes are alkaline.

Easy options for eating

A fruit Salad.  You can prepare these in containers and keep in the fridge the night before.

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Juicing

Why juice instead of eating something for breakfast.

Over the years the colon can get clogged up with diets being in high acid and mucus forming foods.  Mucus-producing tissue lines the mouth, nose, sinuses, throat, lungs, and gastrointestinal tract. Mucus acts as a protective blanket over these surfaces, preventing the tissue underneath from drying out.  Mucus is also very sticky, it traps things like dust and bacteria allowing them to leave the body before they enter the body.  When there is too much mucus in the colon it traps food and it can become hard forming a mucual plaque and instead of leaving the body it can stick to the colon.  Nutrients from the food will be hard to go through the colon wall.  Juicing allows the nutrients to through straight to the bloodstream and use very little energy to digest food.  The Nutribullet is a great way to make nutritious smoothies fast and there is very little cleaning up to do after.

You can make green smoothies, which are extremely alkaline and make non-dairy smoothies by using Coconut meat and Coconut water.

Coconut Water is the nutritious clear liquid inside the coconut fruit which is packed with vitamins and minerals.

A few key nutrients in Coconut Water include Lauric acid, Chloride, and Iron, as well as important electrolytes such as Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium, and Phosphorous. In fact, the potassium content in Coconut Water is close to twice the amount in a banana. A healthy balance of electrolytes is important for the optimal health of our muscular, cardiovascular, nervous and immune systems, as well as to help with the absorption and balance of the body’s internal fluids.

Nutritious Smoothies:

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With Coconut Meat and Water

A cup full of fresh coconut meat

5 Strawberries

1 ripe banana

A teaspoon of maple syrup or 2 dates

OR

Healthy green smoothie with spinach in a jar mug on wood

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Alkaline Smoothie with Green Vegetables:

1/4 cup cucumber,

1/4 cup courgette,

3 to leaves of lettuce

1/2 stalk of Celery

1/2 cup water

There are various smoothies you can make, you can more information on which vegetables alkaline and other helpful tips in The Wellness Approach. You can download my book “The Wellness Approach” from amazon to learn how to incorporate healthy eating and  strategies on living a joyful and happy life.

Here is the link:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wellness-Approach-Lasting-Lifestyle-Change-ebook/dp/B01H6YG35I/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1466234633&sr=8-2&keywords=The+Wellness+Approach

Healthy Snacks

A handful of nuts.

A bowl of fruit.

A nut butter cookie: You can choose your favourite nut butter.

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Recipe: 

1 cup of your favourite nut butter.

1 cup oats

A quarter cup maple syrup

A 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of salt. (Taste the nut butter first to see how salty it is).

Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix them altogether.

You will need a large container to place the cookies in. Now use a cookie scoop to scoop into individual balls and place separately into a container.

Once all the cookie dough is placed into the container separately. Use a fork to press each one down.  Once all the cookies have been pressed down, close the container and put into the fridge. They are now ready to eat.

Lunch

You can either have another nutritious smoothie which can be filling or eat something nutritious.

Ideas for Lunch

A brown pita bread with nutritious salad filling with hummus

Vegetable Soup with wholemeal roll

Dinner

Stir fry vegetables and brown rice

Steamed vegetables with meat or tofu.

Pasta with a tomato sauce.

These are suggestions for you.  You can experiment and see what you like to eat.

It is also important to always check the labels to check what the ingredients are.  Also check label for hidden contents like sugar and chemicals that are harmful to the body.

Remember to be mindful when you are eating.  Switch the TV off, switch your mobile off and just focus on eating.  Enjoy your food.

I hope you found this helpful and thank you for reading this.

You can download my book “The Wellness Approach” from amazon to learn how to incorporate healthy eating and  strategies on living a joyful and happy life.

Here is the link:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wellness-Approach-Lasting-Lifestyle-Change-ebook/dp/B01H6YG35I/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1466234633&sr=8-2&keywords=The+Wellness+Approach

I hope you found this helpful and thank you for reading this.

Namaste

namaste  - alisha

Illustrated by Alisha Patel
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