When we are wondering what’s wrong with us, it’s a good idea to keep things in perspective. I always drop back to the ‘great apes’ in that we are almost identical ‘genetically’. Therefore, to understand what we should be eating, I look to their diet. Somehow, animals are born knowing what to eat by ‘instinct’. Why were we left out of the loop? Were we too smart for our own good? Maybe…
Yet, in an overall view of time, processed and refined foods are relatively new to our bodies. They have been introduced by man within the last few hundred years. One might also look at the kings and queens of the past and what their health looked like. It wasn’t a pretty picture with all their feasting on animal products.
‘Vegetarian Diets Linked to Lower Mortality
Adults who eat a more plant-based diet may be boosting their chance of living longer, according to a large analysis.
Research has shown that the foods you eat influence your health. Eating certain foods, such as fruits and nuts, has been associated with reduced death rates, while other foods, such as red meat and processed meat, have been linked to increased mortality [1 nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/vegetarian-diets-linked-lower-mortality]’.
What I discovered are health harming foods
- Stop eating animal products
- Quit eating all grain refined or not (except brown basmati California grown rice)
- Gluten can cause allergic reactions (it does in me, and might in you, too) plus possibly a leaky gut
- Avoid all sugar like white, maple syrup and honey, etc.
- Discontinue using refined oil like olive, corn and canola, etc.
- Make sure you don’t eat any processed foods or eat out because they have all kinds of bad ingredients with way too much salt, oil and sugar
Remember the king with a large turkey leg in his hand? They were overweight and sick. That’s what wrong foods like animal products will do to you! We don’t want to look like kings and queens and have their kind of health.
Funny how birds instinctively know to eat seeds, cattle graze for grass, lions eat meat and monkeys eat bananas!
First of all, knowing what we should eat is one thing, doing it consistently is another. We are tempted all day long, because we who eat right are the 1% of society, maybe even the 1% of the world.
Those who eat a plant based whole food diet are known to be trim, fit and live the longest. This is a proven fact through many researchers. Do we want to thrive long like the 1%. I think we better, for many of us are forced into retirement because of health issues living the last ten to twenty years of our lives in and out of doctor’s offices and hospital rooms.
We want to prevent this from happening in the first place, don’t we? How? One way known to produce results is through prevention. By changing the foods we eat.
When you eat a lot of things, you might not be able to figure out what food is causing your problem. That’s where the process of elimination through an elimination diet can be useful.
It took me years to figure out what to eat and not, because I did it all by myself through my own research and trial and error. I was in effect, my own ‘test rat’. You might want to have your own doctor guide you on an ‘elimination diet’ for quicker results.
Source- 1 URL nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/vegetarian-diets-linked-lower-mortality
Website TitleNational Institutes of Health
Article TitleVegetarian Diets Linked to Lower Mortality
Date PublishedMarch 31, 2016
Date AccessedMarch 05, 2019
Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.