My top diet tips
I know we all hate to be told what is good to eat and I’m sure we all know what is good for us and what is not. But what I can honestly say is that diet has had one of the biggest impacts on my mental and physical state.
Eating healthy has enabled me to stay more focused and in control of all my emotions. Some great tips were mentioned previously in the book “Emotional Mastery For Adults with Asperger’s” but I thought I would follow up with some diet and supplement tips that I use to keep optimal.
Super greens and the alkaline diet
There is growing evidence of how an alkaline diet helps us be more happy and allows our body to operate in a more optimal way. This involves eating more green alkaline plant-like foods as opposed to the acid foods that the modern diet consists of (french fries, fried food, meat and snacks).
The best way to ensure an alkaline diet is to eat more green foods, but with the modern diet, this is not always possible. What I do to supplement my diet is to take one of the many green super foods into my diet. Although there are many others, here is a link to one of the supplements I use http://aspergerstestsite.com/supergreens.
Omega 3 is one of the supplements we can take to enhance clarity in our minds. It also helps to reduce the effects of depression that many on the spectrum suffer from.
There are many kinds of Omega 3; it can be found in high quantities in fish oil or in flax seed oil. I have experimented with a few different kinds, including fish oil supplements, Udo’s Choice (https://www.aspergerstestsite.com/Udos) and, in particular, Krill oil https://www.aspergerstestsite.com/krill. The thing I like about krill oil is that it is more readily absorbed by the body than fish oil. Udo’s Choice can be a good choice if one is vegetarian, although it becomes less effective if the body is regularly introducing caffeine into the system.
One thing one needs to bear in mind is the source of the fish or krill oil, because the oceans have become increasingly toxic and, in particular, the Pacific is becoming highly radioactive following the Fukushima radioactive disaster. I try to avoid all fish products from the Pacific. I believe it’s only a matter of time before the serious health impacts of this disaster are known.
Know your blood type
All of our bodies are different and have different needs when it comes to nutrition. I am a big fan of dieting by blood type. I know my body needs to eat meat but that is not the same for everyone. When I don’t eat meat and, in particular, red meat I tend to get quite pale and have low energy levels.
I would advise everyone to find out what blood type you are and structure your diet around that. You can find out more about the diet that is most fitting for your blood type at http://www.dadamo.com/.
Avoid toxic food sources
Many say genetically modified food is responsible for increases in Autism and I personally think there is a lot of truth in this. However, the impact of toxins in our diet is huge, leading to many problems that we cannot immediately see. I know we don’t always have the choice financially to eat organic foods but if you try it for a month you will notice a big difference in your moods.
Avoid comfort foods
Now I know this is going to make a few people unhappy. We all like to eat comfort food, but very often this leads us to being in a bad mood in the long run. Sugar and acid foods give us a temporary good feeling but then leave us feeling worse than we did before. If you have not seen the movie “Super Size Me”, I recommend watching it. The full version can be found here:
Ok thats my top tips for today, I would love to know if you have any of your own that you want to share. As ever please leave a comment below.
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