Creating a Healthy Eating Diet Plan:
Nourish Your Body

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What foods should be included in a healthy eating diet plan? As you explore natural health, you will begin to find the answer. Optimal whole food nutrition varies by culture and is customized by individuals, and you can tailor the recommendations of nutritional experts to fit your particular needs.

However, there are basic factors that remain the same. Here are some general, important aspects of a healthy eating diet plan.

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Foods for a Healthy Eating Diet Plan:

Animal Products, raised naturally, are some of the most nutrient-dense and sustaining foods for humans. Grass-raised beef, pasture-based chickens and their eggs, and free-range lamb are a few examples of animal products that should be included in what you eat.

Seafood: fish and shellfish from fresh, clean wild-caught sources are another building block in your healthy eating diet plan. Traditional cultures prize foods from the sea as rich sources of life-sustaining nutrients.

Raw Milk, butter and cheeses from grass-based dairies contribute to exceptional nutrition as well. Cows who have constant access to fresh, clean pasture and sun, and are fed little or no grain, offer high-quality dairy products that are delicious too.

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Raw Foods are present in every traditional culture, and your own plan should contain some raw foods. Raw is coming back into style, and there are some great resources available for planning a raw food menu. Raw food delivers important enzymes necessary for health. Want to start small? Add fresh, grass-raised raw eggs to a raw milk smoothie.

Whole Grains, properly prepared by soaking, sprouting or fermenting, are another important part of good nutrition. Wheat especially must be prepared according to these traditional methods to improve digestibility and allow the maximum absorption of nutrients. Learn what to include in a Natural Food Pantry.

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(What qualifies as natural food, anyway? Read "Natural Foods Defined" to learn more.)

Vegetables and other plant foods are another important element. Fresh greens, eaten in tandem with animal products, provide a solid foundation for optimal health. Ideally, you should eat a green salad daily.

Legumes, beans and the like, can be another very good source of protein, energy, vitamins, and minerals, but must be prepared correctly and with care to aid digestion.

Nuts, seeds and fruit can give you important trace minerals, vitamins and fatty acids. However, too much fruit can be unhealthy.

Build your own plan with these basic aspects and you will see a marked increase in your overall vitality. Cut out processed foods, white sugar, white flours and most canned and jarred items. Eat food in its natural state or prepared according to traditional wisdom to optimize your healthy eating diet plan.

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