How to Get Better Nutrition

By Rebecca Carden — June 10, 2014

Japanese Inspired Salmon

Many people assume that the key to having better nutrition is to eat better food and we would absolutely agree on this.

Consider this though: what we eat is only half of the story of good nutrition.

The other half of the story is how we eat. Meaning, what we think, feel, believe, and in particular, our level of stress or relaxation at any meal has a profound impact on the metabolism and absorption of our food.

Simply put, if we are stressed, this suppresses digestive activity and literally causes nutrient excretion or passing of food without absorbing all the goodness from it.

If we are relaxed, this activates digestion and gives us the best chance of absorbing and assimilating all of the nutrients and their benefits from our food.

In other words, the same part of the brain that turns on stress turns off digestion. And conversely, the same part of the brain that turns on the relaxation response turns on full, healthy digestive and assimilative power. This is perhaps the most profoundly important yet overlooked nutritional law etched into our DNA.

The bottom line is that we can eat the healthiest meal in the solar system, but if it’s eaten during an anxious state, under duress, too quickly, or with too much guilt and shame, its nutritional value is dramatically diminished. Our mood literally impacts upon our food.

The good news is that you can increase the nutritional value of a meal by putting yourself in the ideal state to metabolise that meal.

Relax, take time, enjoy, give thanks, be grateful and feel nourished as a result.

As your enjoying My Goodness Organics organic healthy meals remember to be mindful as you eat.

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