Addition Before Subtraction

Addition before subtraction…What are you talking about? Let’s answer a question with a question. What happens when a person decides they want to improve their health or lose weight? They typically turn to a diet. And, what are diets famous for? Deprivation. In other words, defining what you “can’t” eat. What happens when something goes on the “can’t have” list? The thought that you “can’t have it” tends to be top of mind until you have that “cheat day” and overindulge. The bottom line, it doesn’t feel good, it’s ineffective and an unhealthy habit.

So, if subtraction isn’t the answer, what is? Addition! We are talking about crowding out the bad with the good. When we focus on addition, we are looking through the lens of abundance rather than deprivation. A much better feeling and state of mind.

There is tremendous power in focusing your efforts on adding in foods that serve you, bring you joy and are filled with vitality. It’s nourishing, fulfilling, and sustainable. It’s a health journey that you not only can but are motivated to continue.

What are some of these nutrient-dense health-giving foods? And, more importantly, how can you incorporate them into your diet? Let’s dive into a few of our favorites here at New Earth.

Organic Wild Microalgae®
Microalgae is one of the most unique and abundant natural food resources available in the world today. In fact, organic Wild Microalgae contains all 20 standard amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, phenylethylamine (PEA), and antioxidant pigments phycocyanin and chlorophyll. This tiny organism helps to supply your body with the nutrients it needs, helps boost the immune system and helps to boost your body’s ability to resist stress.

It’s the perfect addition to your favorite cold beverages, dips, and meals including smoothies, smoothie bowls, guacamole, hummus, granola bars and more.

For those who prefer the convenience of a capsule. We have you covered with our very own Mind.

Mushrooms have been a star in the culinary world for years adding flavor to a variety of dishes. They are lacking in the “bad” including cholesterol, gluten, sugars, and sodium and they are rich in the “good” fiber, B-vitamins, beta-glucans, and protein.

Certain mushrooms, medicinal mushrooms, go far beyond lacking the “bad” and holding the “good” as they contain tremendous health benefits. Many of them are filled with antioxidants, protein, enzymes, minerals and more.

These tasty treats are delicious sauteed in coconut oil with your favorite spices. From there you can top just about anything including salads, zoodles or your favorite healthy noodle, rice, and more!

Tasty on their own or added to recipes avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats (heart-healthy fat) and loaded with nutrients including protein, essential amino acids, a variety of vitamins, polyphenols, phytosterols and more!

These tasty nutrient bombs can be eaten on top of toast, whipped up with some cacao into a delicious chocolate mouse, added to a creamy pesto sauced and more!

Adding half of an avocado to your meal plan each day will help satisfy your taste buds and your well being.

Leafy Greens
It’s no secret that leafy greens are not only good for you but are some of the most nutrient-loaded foods available. They are filled with a variety of nutrients including calcium, iron, antioxidants (including lutein, an antioxidant carotenoid that is beneficial for eye health) and more.

You may be thinking, “Great, another push for eating salads all day!”…Yes, leafy greens are the base of many delicious salads. However, that’s not the only way to eat them. They make a great addition to soups, smoothies, eggs, and grains (especially with a little feta and olive oil).

Shoot for at least a cup of these powerful greens a day. A great way to do so is to add them to your breakfast. You can try a cup of sauteed spinach topped with some goat cheese accompanied by over-easy eggs or a green smoothie!

There are several other highly nutritious foods out there that, when added to your daily routine, can be very beneficial. Remember, when it comes to adding, stick with whole foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds and enjoy the health benefits. At New Earth, we call this living the #NewEarthLife.