Being Vegetarian: You Still Have to ‘Weed Out’ Bad Food

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In the beginning, the more I lost weight, the better I felt. But, there was something ‘wrong’ I was eating that was bothering me. I noticed as my health improved I also became more sensitive to foods. I became more aware about how my body felt after eating something.

‘Most people won’t give up foods they enjoy eating even though it stands in the way of good health. They would rather have their symptoms of pain and suffering disappear by taking a pill. But, prescription medicine doesn’t cure any health problems. Is the ‘taste’ of unhealthy food worth our ailment or condition eventually turning into a life threatening disease’? ~ your author

If you have something you are eating that is bothering you, you may want to try an elimination diet. Discuss this with your doctor first. We know certain foods are notorious for causing health problems such as dairy products, nuts, shellfish, fish, eggs, chocolate, wheat, corn, citrus fruits, tomatoes and even strawberries.

Once you get rid of food causing the problem, then there can be a cure. But, finding the culprit can be difficult because it hides behind our sometimes overwhelming food addictions. Usually, a plant based whole food diet will solve the health dilemma.

Old habits die-hard, and if we have run out of options with our doctors, some of us search for alternative holistic solutions. Becoming a vegetarian may be the perfect remedy for our ills. But, unhealthy food has its roots in our traditions and customs.

Who will ever tell you a hamburger and fries or pizza with chicken wings doesn’t taste delicious? No one I know of, not even me. I still love them, but don’t eat them. Now, I know better because I am certain eating that way will cause me ailments, conditions and disease.

‘People who follow vegetarian diets can get all the nutrients they need. However, they must be careful to eat a wide variety of foods to meet their nutritional needs. Nutrients vegetarians may need to focus on include protein, iron, calcium, zinc and vitamin B12 [1 medlineplus.gov/vegetariandiet.html]’.

These days, I watch how much salt I add to my food. Everyone knows too much salt isn’t healthy. So, what do you use when you crave salt? Himalayan salt is probably healthier than regular table salt, but it is still sodium.

It’s healthier to keep sodium levels low. Try using lemon on your food instead of salt. For example, I squeeze half a lemon on cooked kale and spinach. Lemon is alkaline. A healthy body has a slightly alkaline pH. Logically thinking, I would suppose eating more alkaline foods would help keep your body pH in the healthiest zone.

Cultures around the world who have adopted a whole food plant-based diet are healthier, trimmer and live longer. This is enough proof and good reason for me continuing being vegetarian. Do your own experimentation and reap the health benefits a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can bring.

Source- 1 URL medlineplus.gov/vegetariandiet.html
Website Title MedlinePlus
Article Title Vegetarian Diet
Date Published February 08, 2019
Date Accessed March 20, 2019

Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.

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