I have been thinking more about eating salads. If we add a salad to our diets each day, we take care of a few servings of the vegetables that we need each day. Most nutritionists would say that the majority of our food should be vegetables. Half of the vegetables should be raw, the other half cooked, because there are nutritional benefits to both. I read a couple of diet books each week... some will tell us to go raw, some paleo, some vegetarian, some mostly protein, and the list goes on. The one thing that stays constant with all of the books I read is that we need to eat more vegetables. Fruits can be controversial because of their sugar content which effects fungus, parasites, and some blood sugar issues, but no one questions the need for vegetables. People with thyroid issues may need to monitor their intake of cruciferous vegetables, and potatoes can affect blood sugar, but otherwise, every diet says that you can eat as many vegetables as you want. This is a fabulous reason to getting used to eating a huge salad every day. Another item that I add to salads that I didn't mention before is sauerkraut. I eat Bubbi's sauerkraut that is fermented only in water and salt and is found in the refrigerator section of the grocery store. This kind of sauerkraut can have trillions of friendly bacteria in it. Just a few tablespoons a day can assist with digestion and warding off fungus and parasites. This is a great time of year to up our probiotic consumption to help with our immunity during cold and flu season. If you don't like sauerkraut, and you don't make your own yogurt, I recommend organic as another option for a dietary version of probiotics. I also recommend a probiotic supplement at this time of year. There are very few people that I do EDS testing with that come up balanced in the area of bacteria. So this week, keep working on adding salads to your diet everyday - one meal a day will replace fast food options and other processed foods, so it has a double benefit - stay healthy! Shanna
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Shanna Seguin is a wife and mother of two. She is currently an Electrodermal Screening Technician with a background in Classical Naturopathy. She also is a high school special education teacher, and a nature enthusiast.