HEALTHY EATING STYLE
DIVERSIFIED WHOLE FOODS DIET
A VEGAN DIET , is like a VEGETARIAN DIET with no milk products or animal products. This type of diet although good, is not necessarily appropriate, or practical for everyone. A Vegetarian or Vegan Diet can be very restricted, so only the most committed person to health, should undertake such an eatingstyle.
A DIVERSIFIED WHOLE FOODS EATINGSTYLE is the best kind of diet today for nearly everyone. The commitment is definitely to eating lots of vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Secondly, there is great respect and caution applied to the eating of meat and milk products. Animal fats are important in the diet, but it is the quantity and cleanliness that is important. It does not mean that you never eat these foods, but it does mean that you eat them maybe in smaller portions than you were used to. Consult your Nutritionist.
Diversified indicates that many different kinds of foods are eaten. Foods are rotated, so that you are not eating the same foods all the time, in the same patterns. This greatly reduces the chance of the common occurrence of susceptibility to food allergies. By eating various kinds of foods, you will take in many more kinds of minerals and vitamins, for a less chance of experiencing nutritional insufficiency.
Since most foods are grown on mineral deficient, polluted soils, it is recommended to talk with your Nutritionist to determine if you are deficient in any nutrients.
“LET YOUR FOOD BE YOUR MEDICINE,
VEGETABLES & FRUITS
SEEDS, NUTS & GRAINS
A wide variety of grains should be consumed so allergies do not occur. Wheat has been hybridized to the extent that it is high in gluten, causing gluten sensitivity to wheat, spelt, oats, etc. Eat a variety of grains rye, oats, rice, millet, spelt, kamuth, and quinoa (pronounced Keen-wa). Eat some cooked cereals in the wintertime especially. Yeasted bread should be eaten no more than 3-4 times a week. Excess yeast can cause an overgrowth of fungus and yeasts in the body.
Eat only COLD-PRESSED oils because they have been extracted by no heat or processing, only by pressing. These oils are beneficial in Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids (EFA's) that cleanse the arteries of plaque and cholesterol, as well as accumulated fats that cause obesity, heart disease and cancer.
Buy your cold-pressed oil from the health food store. It should be in a dark, colored bottle and refrigerated after opening. Make your own salad dressings from these oils. Never cook with oil in the pan, add oil to the food, after cooking it in a little water. Cold-pressed olive oil is great. Eat 1-2 Tablespoons daily of fats and oils.
Eat lots of fish as they high in EFA's. Eat fish liver oils, particularly in the winter months, and especially in the diet of the very young and very old. Do some research yourself, on fats and oils.
MEAT, FISH & MILK PRODUCTS
In North America, many diseases are called "excess-protein diseases", due to the excess consumption of animal products since the Depression of the 1930's. Eating too much animal protein causes excess uric acid that cannot be eliminated by the kidneys. It can accumulate in the joints causing arthritis, and many more inflammatory diseases. Meat contains 20 more times phosphorous than calcium which can lead to a calcium deficiency. Meat and eggs are loaded with hormones. They are high in estrogens that can throw the body out of balance, by being deficient in progesterones. If you insist on eating meat, try to find clean meat. Meat that is organically grown, is safest. It is still best to obtain most of your protein from plant sources.
Aggravating foods are sugar, coffee, black tea, table salt and alcohol. These substances are actually drug-like substances that stimulate and stress the body, encouraging food addictions. They are health destroyers! They are particularly oppressive on the stomach, pancreas, liver, kidneys and nerves.
Sugar is the #1 food addiction in North America. Sugar is a disgusting robber of calcium and magnesium, the most important minerals in the body. Honey, maple syrup and stevia are more appropriate. Replace your salt shakers with sea salt and use less than usual. There are salt substitutes in the health food stores that are spices. Excess salt thickens the blood. Excess fat and animal products in the diet can also destroy health, so must be eaten in moderation.
Coffee and black tea make the stomach too acidic. They deplete the nervous system of nutrition. Try a grain substitute coffee, and drink more herbal teas instead. Carbonated beverages, such as soda pop are also health destroyers. The phosphates in these drinks rob calcium from the tissues, and the carbonation puts gas into the digestive system.
All of these aggravating, non-foods remove and deplete precious minerals and vitamins from the body, creating deficiencies and illness. Cigarette smoking creates excess mucus in the lungs, and gases in the stomach that settle in the intestines causing gaseous constipation. Its toxic chemicals are highly addictive, as they rob your nutrition.
Processed foods are often very low in nutrients. They lack fiber, and are high in additives and chemicals. These foods congest the body and take the place of foods in your diet that should be high in nutrition. Whole, natural foods that are not processed are certainly best.
Simply, if you don't bring these Health Destroyer non-foods home, you can't eat them. Eat them only when you are away from home, when you want to have a bad treat.
The second food combining guideline is that fruits must be consumed by themselves. Fruits digest quickly, so when they are eaten with starches or proteins, they will rot and ferment in the stomach and intestines. Eat fruits for breakfast or in between meals as a snack.
You probably will not be disciplined to food combine all the time, but you will notice that you do feel better when eating this way.
Less obvious, and more controversial, are the hidden or "masked" allergies. These types of allergies are more difficult to identify, both because they are often delayed (sometimes for as long as several days after ingestion of an offending food) and because they do not occur every time the food is eaten.
The most common food allergens are sugar, milk, cheese, yogurt, oranges & orange juice, wheat & gluten, corn, eggs, food additives, food dyes, MSG, aspartame, peanuts, coffee, chocolate, and tap water.
When foods are eaten that are allergens, the body makes excess mucus to protect itself from the irritation which plugs up the body. Continual exposure to allergenic foods depletes the power of the immune system.
Doctors today are taking a serious look at masked food allergy as being a cause of many common ill-health symptoms. Consult your Physician or Nutritionist to help you determine any food sensitivities. It is imperative for good health to know what your food sensitivites are.
TEACH YOUR CHILDREN THESE HEALTH PRINCIPLES, THAT WILL SUSTAIN THEIR LIVES FOR A HEALTHY FUTURE.
Each day write down all the foods & beverages, including water you have consumed for 14 days. Submit this to your nutritionist for a diet evaluation. You are not being judged on your diet, so try to be honest with yourself, as this record can really help you.
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