We are often told that regular exercise and healthy diets are important in sustaining a good physical body, but we don’t hear enough about the mental benefits of proper nutrition. I’ve spent the past couple of months sorting out my health and came to the realization that I could be doing so much more to improve my health and life.
A couple of weeks ago I discovered that I suffer from gluten sensitivity. Gluten has caused me a lot of gastrointestinal complications among other issues. After adjusting my diet to cut out wheat, barley, rye and all foods containing gluten, I noticed a great improvement in my physical and mental health. I constantly feel better, fuller, happier and more energetic. My skin, my hair, my nails and body feel and look better just a week after cutting out gluten.
I have also easily adjusted to drinking more water, eating more fresh vegetables and fruits. I used to hate drinking water and eating fresh greens because my body always craved and preferred the addictive wheat carbohydrates. I can now drink two bottles of resource® Natural Spring Water after my morning yoga practice. It does wonders to get that naturally occurring electrolyte from water that I now enjoy drinking. The water also really helps wash down the dry brown rice bread. (I’ll discuss the downside to wheat alternatives at a later time.)
It isn’t easy to cut out wheat, as it was one of my favorite food items. I still struggle with cravings, but I know better. Life is too short to waste on mediocrity. I want to wake up every day feeling healthier and better. That’s why I am trying to eat better and exercise to improve my physical health. I want to be able to do more push ups and pull ups every day. Instead of getting older and weaker, I will age everyday knowing that I am always better today than I was yesterday. That’s the dream after all.
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