WE ARE WHAT WE EAT:
My experience affirms this statement. All across this country, people are moving away from drugs and rethinking what they are putting in their body.
When our ancestors had to grow their own food to survive, they did not suffer from all of the diseases that we battle today. No, it was not a perfect system, but neither is the system we have now.
In “Food Allergies” I spoke about what NOT to eat. These items should not be classified as food for they do not nourish and feed the body. Never-the-less, you will find so many of these non-foods on the grocery shelf today.
What is “good food” and how do we know it is good?
What I share here has been learned over the years as more and more information about our bodies and food has emerged.
We learned that the food pyramid that the US government put out was way off. I suppose that is no surprise today, especially to the young.
What should we be eating the most of? I have comprised a list for this purpose in number of importance.
- A wide variety of vegetables, mostly in raw form. There are some vegetable’s that need to be cooked, but cooking can greatly lessen the nutrition contained therein. Our plates should be 2/3 vegetables and 1/3 meat.
- Fish, chicken, and turkey that have not been fed antibiotics or growth hormones. The free range chicken is the healthiest for there are ways that farmers can keep disease down without applying antibiotics to water and feed. Leave the skin and fat on the chicken and turkey. Farm raised fish is not good. Fish caught in lakes and rivers are best.
- Grass fed beef that has not been fed antibiotics or growth hormones and is able to roam freely. Industrialized farms has proven to be extremely harmful to the animal and to those who eat the animal. The fat on this meat is good and should be consumed.
- Bison is a good substitute for beef when you cannot find grass fed beef. Bison has not been industrialized and, almost always, has not been fed antibiotics or growth hormones. Neither have they been grained all of their life.
- Nuts and seeds that have not been sprayed with pesticides or herbicides. Lots of good seeds like Chia, Quinoa, Flax, and Hemp are great.
- Coconut oil, olive oil, macadamia oil, almond oil – these are the good oils for the body and are critical in good health.
- Coconut flour and almond flour bring valuable nutrition to the body and we use these instead of flour from wheat or other grains.
Change how you eat to include these foods only and you will not only feel better, you will lose weight. Eliminating grain from our diets was one of the best decisions we have ever made.