Our podcast's nutrition and healthy eating starter pack featuring episodes from Optimal Health Daily.
Food as Nourishment
According to Medical News Today, nutrients like proteins, carbs, vitamins, and fat, provide nourishment. If people “do not have the right balance of nutrients in their diet, their risk of developing certain health conditions increases.”
It can be tough to remember to choose healthy food when there are lots of tasty options tempting your taste buds.
How can mindful eating be a part of your approach to nutrition? Is there a best diet out there?
And how do you maintain healthy eating habits?
These episodes from our health show will help you learn about balanced nutrition and maintaining a healthy diet.
Nutrition and Healthy Eating Starter Pack: Podcast Episodes
Here are a selection of episodes covering the topic of nutrition.
Feel free to select the episode which resonates the most with you, or check them all out to gather the tips you'd most like to apply in your own life!
1. Dominique Alessi on Eating Healthier Through Self-Awareness
Dominique shares tips on how to be healthy based on your personality type. Are you an obliger, questioner, upholder, or rebel? Listen and find out!
2. Elly McGuinness on Five Nutrition Tips
Elly begins her post with the famous saying by Greek physician Hippocrates: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Her tips will help you plan, prepare, and stick to healthy meals.
3. Ben Greenfield on Slow Eating & Mindfulness
Does eating slowly make a difference? Ben shares simple ways on how to prevent eating too many calories at one go.
4. Melani Schweder on A Mindful Eating Ritual
Our fast and busy lifestyles means there's more disconnect between our mealtimes and food choices. You still have a choice to develop a joyful mindset with the food you consume, which can be found through a mindful eating ritual.
5. Leo Babauta on the Social Overeating Habit
Social occasions like Thanksgiving, kids' birthday parties, and gatherings with friends can upset any healthy eating routines you've set for yourself. Leo defines what “mindful eating” is and shares his blog readers' best tips for beating social overeating.
6. Guy & Ilan Ferdman on Organic Food
Eating quality, organic food means you'll ingest less neurotoxins and pesticides. You'll also consume fewer synthetic hormones or antibiotics. These cleaner items means that you'll feel better mentally and physically. How does a sharper and healthier mind on a daily basis sound like to you?
P.S. Check out Dr. Neal's post on “the dirty dozen” to know which foods to buy organic and which aren't worth it.
7. Rachel Trotta on 5 Eating Goals That Aren’t Fad Diets
Restrictive diet plans often fail to work in the long-term. What you'd like to aim for is a general approach to food that helps support a healthier lifestyle. Rachel shares five simple eating goals that you can follow today that will have a lot more staying power than a fad diet.
8. Dr. Neal on Children and Healthy Eating (Q&A)
Dr. Neal hosts Q&A's with listeners every Friday on the OHD show. Food is a popular topic! Here's a Q&A with a listener who'd like to encourage her child to eat more fruits and veggies.
9. Dr. Neal on High Protein vs. Vegetarian Diet (Q&A)
Is a high protein diet bad? Did you know that plant-based foods often do not contain all 9 essential amino acids? Learn about a superfood that does contain all the essential amino acids and how to eat a well-balanced diet.
10. Dr. Neal on Sticking to a Healthy Eating Plan (Q&A)
While many people find it hard to believe, it took being diagnosed with a chronic disease for Dr. Neal to become more committed to maintaining healthy habits. He shares his personal experience with willpower to develop patience and the right mindset when it comes to keeping healthy habits.
Where Do I Go From Here?
We hope you've enjoyed this healthy eating and nutrition starter pack.
Let us know which episode or tips were your favorite from this list, and how better eating habits make you feel.
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