Eat well

The basics of a nutrient-rich diet

Eating well is a form of self-respect and self-love. The food we eat affects the way we feel, think, and act. When I choose foods to eat, I always keep in mind what benefits my body can get from them. A well-balanced diet supplies us with everything our body needs to be well-nourished and fit.

There is much conflicting information about food. We can teach ourselves how to make wise food choices. This post shares some simple insights to help with this process.

People try many diets, and they often don’t work. This is because diets are based on theories, and no one theory works for everyone. Every single person is unique, and needs a customized approach to food, exercise, and lifestyle. Diet should be based on each individual. There is a formula for each person that applies only to that person. The key is to learn and know this formula. Which foods work best for you, based on your digestion and unique preferences? Each person can digest and handle different amounts of different foods. 

We start with basic nourishment. We depend on the main food groups: carbohydrates, proteins, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. Each group is a significant component of quality nutrition, and is vital for optimal health. Each plays a specific role in  proper body nourishment to support a lifetime of good health. Feed your body well.

When you shop, try to choose the best produce you can afford. To learn more about fruits and vegetables health benefits and how to choose them, check out and enjoy this beautiful book by Barton Seaver and Nutrition Scientist P.K. Newby, Sc.D., M.P.H., Foods For Health