Getting back to the basics is essential for good nutrition. Simple, wise decisions about nutrition can have rich health rewards. Remember, food is your body’s fuel. If you give your body good fuel, it will run better. Human blood cells have a lifespan of only three months. This means your body is constantly making new blood cells. Giving your body the highest quality food will allow it to make stronger, healthier blood cells. Thousands of other cells throughout your body are also being regenerated every day, so the importance of a healthy diet is easy to see — we really are what we eat.

“Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” – 1 Corinthians 10:31

Eat a variety of foods prepared in different ways. Don’t be fooled by the latest trendy diet. Look carefully at it and ask yourself how different it is from what you know to be a balanced diet. Don’t believe everything you hear. Ask critical questions about the food or dietary practice being promoted. When you see attractive headlines or advertisements, it is wise to make a habit out of asking critical questions. Ask yourself how this food will affect your overall health. Stand back and take a look at the big picture. Look deeper. Ask for perspective from a knowledgeable nutritionist. Get answers from reliable sources that have nothing to gain from your purchase of their product.

For healthy people, changes may best be made slowly, after careful consideration, in a way that fits into a balanced lifestyle and based on foundational principles.