Eat like your great grandparents and improve your health; sounds crazy but its true! You might think that in the modern 21st century our food would be superior to what your great or great-great grandparents ate…but I would disagree. Now, I’m not a nutritionist, but it seems to me that our health could be improved by simply looking at the way our ancestors ate and making some adjustments.
Eat Like Your Great Grandparents Tip #1 – Cooking from Scratch
Start cooking from scratch. One of the best things you can do is to start cooking from scratch. Stop opening bags and boxes of pre-made meals and thinking because it is marked “natural” that you’re doing good. Most, if not all, pre-made meals are so full of preservatives to keep it “shelf stable” that they can offer little in the way of nutrition (not to mention taste). I know we live in a busy world but I bet if you took one tv show off your nightly schedule you’d have time to cook a real meal.
A side note to the package cooking…
Do I really need to tell you that health and nutrition doesn’t come from whipping up a shake full of ingredients you can’t pronounce? I don’t want to step on any toes, but when did we decide that shakes were going to be the saving grace of our health?
Eat Like Your Great Grandparents Tip #2 – Sit at a Table
Don’t eat your meal in front of the tv. Whether your a single person or a large family, it is better to sit down at a table designated for meals; and leave the tv off. Sitting together allows for interesting and lively conversation, which will inherently slow eating down. Eating slower gives your stomach and brain time to connect and will let you know that you’re fuller before you overeat. Studies show that people who eat their meals slower are healthier….