I believe we underestimate the power and impact that a healthy diet has on every aspect of our lives. According to the CDC, heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes account for 4 of the top 7 most common causes of death in the US. In other words, the majority of the most common causes of death in the US are diet related!

We’ve heard it before and I will remind us again: we are what we eat. Since the invention of fructose corn syrup in the early 70’s, among other factors, the world’s population has become increasingly obese. According to a recent study by The Obesity Society, not a single US state met its “Healthy People Goals.” meaning that at least 15% of people in every state are obese! This is out of control! We are slowly killing ourselves through food, when it is supposed to nourish us and keep us alive and well. And according to Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, we are the first generation to be handing our children a shorter life span than ours through the diet we have set for them. That is unacceptable! Life is a gift. Every breath we take should be celebrated. We will enjoy this gift of life longer if we watch what we eat and don’t eat too much of it!

In my quest to bring nutrition to the forefront and promote healthy eating, here are 5 dietary recommendations you can consider adopting into your daily life:

1.       Eat more fruits and vegetables and .
2.       Eat, less meat, less sugar, less gluten and less dairy.
3.       Eat organic as much as possible.
4.       Never eat to the point where you feel over full.
5.       Consider eating small servings more frequently throughout your day rather than 3 big ones.