Since the last couple of years, I’ve been hearing a lot more about “Real Food Daily” and have begun to research what it is, how important it is for our bodies, and what are the worst things about processed foods.

Hopefully some of the things I’ve learned will be of benefit to you. I thought I would share my knowledge with you.

First, what is Real Food Daily?

Real food is simply eating whole foods or foods in their natural state. This includes eating lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and only natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, or sugar in its natural state- no white sugar! Moderation is key.

Organic dairy products must be whole (no skim or reduced-fat cheese) and should come from grass-fed and pasture-raised animals. Raw milk is better than pasteurized or processed milk. However, this is not always possible so it’s best to buy organic. Yogurt should not be sweetened.

You should only Real Food Daily meats from grass-fed cattle, and poultry from pastured chickens. These should be purchased locally, along with your milk and eggs.

You should snack on dried fruits, nuts, and seeds.

Drink mostly water. You can have whole milk, 100% juice without sugar added, tea, coffee and beer in moderation.

Are you unsure what to do if your goal is to change to a real-food daily diet? Here are five things you should be aware of.

It’s easier to make the change. Here are some things to keep in mind. It is easy to increase your fruits and vegetable intake. Without even realizing it, you’ll be eating more real food every day.

Although organic produce is best, it should be 100% organic and local sourced. However, this can make your produce more expensive. Stick to the “dirty dozen”, when it comes to organic shopping.

If you don’t want or have the time to bake your bread at home, another tip is to purchase it from a local bakery. This will increase Real Food Daily your chances of getting a quality daily food product. Remember to choose whole grains for pasta, cereals, crackers and other foods.