5 Reasons Your Great-Grandmother Was Healthier Than You


I bet you know someone who has allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, food sensitivities or eczema. As a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, I see it all the time.

Source: Huffington Post
Source: Huffington Post

I also bet you that your great-grandmother never experienced any of those things.

Why? Cause your great-grandmother rocked! Also, something is wrong with our food system. Instead of relying on packaged, processed goods, we need to be more like our darling great-grandmothers and go back to the basics of real food.

Here are 5 reasons your great-grandmother was healthier than you (and ideas on how you can change that):

1. She didn’t diet.
Can you imagine your great-grandmother keeping a log of the calories she’s eaten for the day? Heck no! I bet she would have laughed at the concept. Unfortunately, this is the way we’ve been told to successfully reach our health goals. But think of it logically — not all calories are created equal. One hundred calories from a chocolate bar is not nearly as nutrient-dense as 100 calories from half an avocado. Calories don’t matter. The quality of the food does.

2. She ate real food.
Genetically modified foods, artificial sweeteners, additives and artificial flavorings — these words would be just as meaningless to her as the word “Twitter”! These low-quality ingredients didn’t need to be on her radar because they just didn’t exist. Her food came from the land — anything that grew, flew, swam or ran. Think about it — she didn’t need to read labels. Everything was just real and not processed. Easy.

3. She moved her body.
She didn’t spend hours in front of the computer, TV or feel that her BFF was Jennifer Lawrence after creeping on her for a half day online (anyone else?). The activities in her daily life just naturally kept her off her butt. I know this can be especially hard in modern times with office jobs, but take the time to stand every half an hour and take your eyes off the (addictive) computer screen. Set a timer and try it for one day. And feel the difference in your body (an office-wide revolution, perhaps?) […]

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