If you want to lose weight, get healthier and live the longest, we must take our fate into our own hands. We would be mistaken leaving that to our doctors, as they have little training in nutrition.
More and more doctors are coming around to the fact that food can make us well again. As I’ve discovered, food can heal you or cause sickness and disease.
Although, mastering the food you eat is not the most important thing in life, it is nevertheless essential we learn the basics to save ourselves from ending our lives in the hospital.
‘Sadly, the third leading cause of death is medical care’ ~ your author
Save money at your local grocery store. Choose fruits and vegetables you know are the ‘cleanest’ possible. You don’t always have to buy organic. For example, this applies to bananas. But, berries like strawberries must be organic because they are notorious for being sprayed with pesticide.
I’ve gone round and round with certain foods experimenting searching for a diet that will keep me full, trim and healthy. As usual, I learn new facts about food through my own study and adjust my diet accordingly. Update, here.
Tips Choosing Healthiest Food
- Safe list of non-organic fruits and vegetables
- Why no grain?
- Animal products and refined oil
- Eating more alkaline foods
It seems to me, the best judge of what to eat or not is if something about it is questionable, confusing or you have some lingering doubt about eating it. You have to ‘learn’ to listen to your body. For example, do you feel tired after eating it? Do you suspect it is poisoning you in some way? For example, I have stopped eating all grain because of this.
Additionally, recently, I stopped eating rice. Why? It has several toxic metals in it plus arsenic. Rice is very efficient at absorbing ‘stuff’ like that. I was eating California basmati brown rice by the ‘boatload’ because it is known to have the least arsenic of brown rice grown in the US.
‘A whole-food, plant-based diet (PBD) is a diet rich in vegetables, legumes, fruits, whole grains, nuts, and seeds [1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6307547/]’.
I wanted to buy American, but basmati rice grown in India and Pakistan is also relatively low in arsenic. The white basmati is deemed even lower in the poison, winning the prize. But, the question I had to ask myself the other day was, is any toxin a good thing to eat?
I had to answer, a ‘no’. I was puzzled being so achy for some time and narrowed the cause down to rice. I found that after not eating it for a couple days, my muscle and joint aches and pains completely disappeared. I was being poisoned. Currently, in place of rice, I eat more beans and potatoes.
What you have to be aware of is all the ‘misinformation’ out there. In other words, there will always be those who praise the benefits of eating foods they think are healthy, but in truth, are absolutely not. All you have to do is turn on your TV. If you are a human, it’s easy to be ‘tricked’, even sometimes when we should know better.
Source- 1 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/
Website Title National Center for Biotechnology Information
Article Title Home – PMC – NCBI
Date Accesse dMay 10, 2019
Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.