Food feeds our brains, nervous systems, hormones, bones and
much more, so we are basically...walking food. A vital key to full
recovery is the food, and not just any food, but pro-recovery food, also
known as...healthy life enhancing food.
The 3 key components of this food plan are high quality proteins, fats
and complex carbohydrates. Let’s break this down a bit more and add
some fun food facts.
Number 1 is Protein. Protein is vital! It is the building blocks for
amino acids, bones, tissue, nerves, blood, skin and organs. Wow...be
sure that is on your plate!
Number 2 is Fat. Good fats are crucial! They are the cell coat for
every single see in our bodies and brains. Good fats help in the
production of all our hormones, prevent carbo cravings, produces a
nice long energy ride, help support a healthy libido, helps keeps our
skin glowing, our bowels regular and is 60% of our brain! So make
sure to have those delicious high quality fats on you plate as well.
Number 3 Complex Carbohydrates...mostly veggies! So this group
supports our energy with key nutrients, vitamins and minerals, which
are necessary for the protein and fats to do their job. Like the music
that comes from a full orchestra we need all the instruments for the
sound to touch our souls. This is true with our food...we need all 3 of
these major food groups in variety, to support our overall recovery
The last 2 important components about The Pro-Recovery Diet are a
healthy happy gut microbiome and personalizing your food. The
health of your gut microbiome is critical for digestion, absorption of
nutrients and optimal brain health. Personalizing your food means
finding the best proteins, fats and complex carbs that work for you!
Some of the ways you can look at that are; The Blood Type Diet,
Ayurveda Dosha Type, Metabolic Type, Allergy Avoidance Diet, and
The last keys to the pro-recovery diet are to eat 3 meals a day at
regular intervals and quality. Eating 3 meals a day at regular
intervals is a daily commitment to your recovery & health. For some
a snack may be needed as well. The quality of the food is the final
key....choose the highest quality organic clean foods as much as
possible. Eat Clean...Stay Clean is a phrase that carries a lot of
weight in gold and in good health. Choose wisely...your body, brain
and mood will be very grateful you did!
Happy Healthy Recovery,
Pati Reiss AAS President
Health Nutrition Recovery Coach &
Holistic Gourmet Chef