What is Nutrition Stripped?
Whole foods. Plant-based. Healthy. Simple. Delicious! It’s simply as it sounds. Stripping away nutrition “confusion” layer by layer and getting back to bare basics of whole, nourishing foods. The field of nutrition is ever-changing and shifting towards change, which is fantastic; and new research, health claims, supplements, and fad diets appear almost daily. As consumers it can be extremely overwhelming and at times downright frustrating to decipher what’s truly effective nutrition practices and what’s a myth.
Nutrition Stripped is a whole foods, plant-based nutrition blog. The recipes I share on Nutrition Stripped reflect the most nutrient dense foods that are 100% nourishing, they’re heavy on the greens (a.k.a. plant-based), gluten-free and dairy-free but offer flexibility for those who need a little wiggle room. I hope that by reading my blog you’ll learn how to rejuvenate your body and have some fun in the process of making these nourishing recipes. Ultimately, my goal is to make healthy eating deliciously simple… because it is!
NUTRITION STRIPPED LIFESTYLE & PHILOSOPHY
1. Back-to-basics. Be a hunter, forager, and gatherer in the 21st century! Go local. Go organic. Eat REAL whole foods that you can trace back to the source.
2. Plant-centric: Scientific research has clearly shown the many health benefits of eating a diet high in plant foods from the earth: fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains, pseudo-grains (none of the industrial/agriculturally mass-produced grains), legumes and beans. We don’t need science to tell us how good eating plants makes us feel, try it for yourself and be-friend these powerhouses of nutrition!
3. Get to know your farmer! If you consume animal proteins in your diet; make sure they have be humanely raised and have been fed their natural diets. Again, be able to trace your food back to the source of where they were raised, fed, and how they existed (i.e. grass fed, wild caught, pasture raised, free-range, organic, etc.).
4. Don’t consume anything with a longer expiration date than you! If you can’t pronounce a food ingredient listed on the package OR if you wouldn’t be able to find it in your grandma’s pantry…walk away and look for the real deal to simply recreate yourself. Better yet, go with something without a food label and make a meal in your own kitchen from scratch.
5. Enjoy in mindfulness! Nutrition isn’t all about counting calories, grams of fat or fiber, nor is eating only for the purpose of sustenance. Food plays many roles in our social, mental, emotional, cultural, and physical aspects of our lives. We should respect all the ways food is involved in our lives.
We all, myself included, should start taking a little more time enjoying and more time “freeing” our brains from the mathematics of food, diet fads, and nutritional dogmas; and get back to bare basics of consuming whole plant-based foods as much as possible and finding what works for your body.
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