Whilst I am away having a well earned holiday in Barcelona, I received the following information from the Price Pottinger Nutrition Foundation and thought I had to share it with you. It is their guidleines to healthy eating. It is great advice. Whilst you might be enjoying a few naughty foods this time of year, it is a great way to start 2008:

  1. Eat whole, fresh, unprocessed, natural foods.
  2. Eat only foods that will spoil, but eat them before they do.
  3. Eat naturally-raised proteins including fish, seafood,
    poultry, beef, lamb, game, organ meats and eggs.
  4. Eat whole, naturally-produced milk products, preferably
    raw milk and butter or fermented products such as whole
    yogurt, whole cheeses and fresh raw sour cream.
  5. Use only traditional fats and oils including butter and
    other animal fats, extra virgin olive oil, expeller expressed
    sesame and flax oil and the tropical oils – coconut
    and palm.
  6. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables, preferably organic, in
    salads and soups, or lightly steamed with raw butter
    (or the best butter you can find).
  7. Use whole grains and nuts that have been prepared by
    soaking, sprouting or sour leavening to begin to neutralize
    phytic acid and other anti-nutrients.
  8. Prepare homemade meat stocks from the bones of
    naturally raised chicken, beef, lamb or fish and
    use liberally in soups and sauces.
  9. Use herb teas and coffee substitutes.
  10. Use spring water or filtered water for cooking
    and drinking.
  11. Use unrefined Celtic sea salt and a variety of organic
    herbs & spices for food interest and appetite stimulation.
  12. Make your own salad dressing using raw vinegar and
    extra virgin olive oil.
  13. Use natural sweeteners in moderation, such as raw
    honey, maple syrup, Xylitol and the herb stevia.
  14. Use only unpasteurized wine or beer in strict moderation
    with meals.
  15. Cook only in glass (preferably), or good quality
    enamelware or stainless steel.
  16. Use only natural supplements.
  17. Get plenty of sleep, exercise and natural light.
  18. Think positive thoughts and minimize stress.
  19. Practice forgiveness.

Bon appetite!