Simple Over Superfoods

For many of us, the new year brings about that contagious excitement “to get back on track”, whether that’s carving out a new plan for healthy living, setting intentions for the year, or returning to previous goals for a more balanced routine.

You’re probably seeing headlines and social media posts saying “detoxes” and “cleanses” everywhere right now. I’m here to tell you that you don’t need to put yourself through one of those. Your body, in fact, is an incredible machine that knows how to cleanse.

It’s easy to get swept up in the marketing power of these promises and spend a lot of money while you’re at it! That’s why simplicity is top of mind for us here at Tattvum.
Simple, whole-food ingredients are typically in fact just as powerful as the “superfoods” that you read and hear about.

Set your focus this month on simplicity, don’t overcomplicate things! A healthy, balanced diet that’s full of whole-food ingredients that nourish your body doesn’t have to break the bank, and it doesn’t necessarily include a million ingredients that you don’t know how to pronounce.
In fact, you probably already have several “superfoods” in your kitchen.

This article dives deeper into three common “superfoods” you can probably find at home: ginger, spinach, and lemon.

So let’s do this: simplicity in the kitchen, simplicity at the grocery store, and simplicity at the table. If you don’t know where to start, don’t worry.

The goal here is to make you feel beautiful from the inside out while keeping it super SIMPLE. You’ll quickly find that it’s more of a lifestyle than a diet ever could be, and your body will thank you.

Here are a few tips to keep things simple this month:

ü Load up on leafy greens at the grocery store. Cruciferous vegetables like kale, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, arugula, brussels sprouts, bok choy, etc. These vegetables are all low in calories, while rich in important vitamins like vitamins C, E, and K, as well as folate and fiber. This fiber plays a big part in keeping you fuller, longer, making them a “superfood”. A good baseline to strive for is 6-8 handfuls of leafy greens per day.

ü Focus on whole-food ingredients. Fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds. Choose less of processed foods and more whole foods. It contains more vitamins and minerals and no hidden fat and sugar.

ü Moderation is the key! Learn to eat smart and wise. Try not to overeat and binge. Keep it simple- Try a balanced meal, include whole foods and eat until you feel 80% full. This prevents from bloating/flatulence due to overeating and makes you hungry for the next mid-meal.

ü Try to eat at least 3 different fruits each day. Eat a whole fresh fruit instead of canned, juice or fruit flavored yoghurt/ice cream as they have hidden sugars.

ü Eat what is in season and local! This way you eat fresh and whole produce. Simple is better than Super-foods whose name you haven’t even heard and they cost a bomb!


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