FOUNDATIONAL HEALTH – NUTRITION
There are so many reasons to eat well for optimal health. The foods we eat are the foundation of our health platform, if you will. Incorporating food choices into health advice involves the patient in terms of education, participation, and responsibility.
Nutritional therapy has numerous advantages:
- Rare side effects
- Additional health benefits, such as improved mood and energy levels
- Promotion of a healthy lifestyle (people who eat a more healthy diet often, for example, exercise more and smoke less)
- Less costly—while cost is often used as an argument for inability to follow a healthy diet, eating well is less expensive in the long run when the cost of chronic disease is factored in.
Food Recommendation: Green Tea
Feeling anxious? Studies have found that green tea eases anxiety. It also contains L-theanine, an amino acid that can improve mental focus. Enjoy 4-6 servings a day, but be mindful of how long you let it steep so it doesn’t get bitter tasting. Learn to enjoy it without sweeteners to enjoy the capture the real essence of this ancient drink minus the “buzzy” impact of sugar.