What’s your style or food of choice – vegan, vegetarian, meat, key, pescatarian, dairy free, gluten free? The choices can be overwhelming. Most of us are just trying to get through each day and be able to pat ourselves on the back with getting at least half of our to-do-list done, let alone eating properly.
Here are some insights to help guide you with making the right healthy choices for you.
- Remember everybody’s body is unique to you. To really understand your body better you need to know what’s going on inside and a blood work analysis can help. With wisdom you can make educated choices about what to put in that grocery cart the next time you are shopping or ordering meal prep online.
- Everybody who chooses to eat a certain way has their reasons which can be influenced by social media, trends, personal beliefs, GI issues, etc. Let’s take note, back to #1, everybody’s body is different. So, we don’t want to sway you one way or another but here are some commonsense guidelines to health & wellness.
- Stay on the outside walls of the grocery store. Food in the middle aisles are typically filled with all kinds of preservatives, sugar, refined, modified, and toxic ingredients that would blow your mind if you looked into it deeper.
- Clean eating - no matter what type of style you choose, it is about keeping it simple.
- Avoid heavy sauces and creams.
- Stay away from seed oils. Try using Olive Oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, tallow, or ghee. Also be careful when cooking with oils since they can oxidize and can break down into unstable, toxic molecules that disrupt metabolic processes, damage cells, and causes inflammation.
- These oils handle high heat- olive oil, coconut oil, tallow, and ghee.
- Medium Heat - Avocado oil
- Low Heat - Butter
- Avoid sunflower oil, safflower oil, grapeseed oil, soybean oil, canola oil, and nut oils.
- Focus in on foods that fight inflammation like tomatoes, fruits (strawberries, blueberries, oranges, & cherries), nuts (walnuts, almonds, and other nuts), olive oil, leafy greens (spinach, kale, collards, and more), and fatty fish (salmon, mackerel, tuna, and sardines).
- Reduce inflammation-cause foods like fried foods, sodas, refined carbs, lard, and processed meats.
- Try to stay away from sugar since it can lead to weight gain, an unhealthy GI system, type 2 diabetes, and increase your risk of several serious medical conditions; a good suggestion is to replace it with fruits and whole foods.
- Skip the middle aisles at the grocery store.
Alright, now that you have some insight to adding nutritional value to your life, we will let you in on our ICON Meals’ secret - we cook mostly with only olive oil, salt, and pepper. All our ingredients are of the highest standard. In fact, we have all our meals prepared locally right here in the USA, in our USDA-certified kitchen. You can create custom meals and also order with ease from one of our pre-made boxes, that cater exactly to your eating style.
Don’t take our word for it – try us out yourself. Make your life easier with meal prep, knowing you are getting exactly what you ordered with no hidden ingredients. Order fresh and deliver right to your door. To find out more please visit www.iconmeals.com/usat. If interested in more info on blood work to help you know exactly what to eat please check out ABT.