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Listening to your Body: Is the Food Healthy or Not?

One thing that will save your bacon in almost every area of life is when you listen and trust what your body is trying to tell you. It warns you about people, situations and circumstances and of course, food.

My body always tried to warn me about crooked dentists, wrong food, people whose intentions were not good concerning me, bad investments, moving to the wrong neighborhood, etc..

Your body has its own kind of wisdom. Some, like I were the slow learners, but now I trust my intuition. I have learned to trust that inner hunch without any proof at all. Because that’s what it is for. It needs no proof. Somehow it knows how to steer you clear of danger. We only have to know what to listen for. And, its voice if often very soft and hidden.

If you learn what to listen for and keep trusting and using it, it will get stronger. Of course, we need to weigh everything with facts and logic. But, there are times intuition will lead better.

In a complex world, it may be better to eat simply. Try a plant based whole food diet. Your body will probably like it by trimming down, feeling better and staying alive longer…

When you eat something, listen to how your body feels. If it makes you tired, you shouldn’t eat it. For example, eating rice and potatoes make me tired if I eat too much. So, I have cut back on each. Potatoes and rice are higher glycemic, which raises blood sugar too high and fast. But, you can counter that by eating beans with it. Sometimes, I eat a bean burrito instead of a potato in the morning.

But, my reason tells me rice has arsenic because I have read about it. My body might be very sensitive to it and arsenic may make me tired. This could be, too. Should we eat even a little arsenic? Maybe, rice isn’t the ticket. There are better grains, but maybe we leave grains to the pigs and cows, instead.

Now,  potatoes have solanine, which is like a pesticide that repels bugs. That’s because the plant doesn’t want you or anything to eat its young. Acrylamide forms in high temperature cooking foods like French fries, but is also in coffee beans because they are roasted [1 fda.gov/Food/FoodborneIllnessContaminants/ChemicalContaminants/ucm151000.htm]’.

Source- 1 URL fda.gov/Food/FoodborneIllnessContaminants/ChemicalContaminants/ucm151000.htm
Website Title U S Food and Drug Administration Home Page
Article Title Chemical Contaminants – Acrylamide: Information on Diet, Food Storage, and Food Preparation
Date Accessed October 29, 2018

Note- before you change your diet consult your doctor.

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