You might be surprised that so called healthy vegetarian food could cause you problems. And, certain plant based whole food can and does, at least for some of us. But, which ones can possibly be culprits?
This is a good question that takes a lot of study and research. Furthermore, if one goes to this kind of trouble racking his brain looking at this source and that one, you are likely to come out of it with your head spinning.
It will likely come down to a choice of which authority or source you choose to believe. The ‘facts’ just have to make some common sense. But, the media, who is a ‘for profit enterprise’ parrots the untrue as well as the true. Yet, if it keeps publishing incorrect information long enough, it will become truth as it has in the past.
‘So, how does one find out the truth about what foods are the good ones and which are bad? Another good question that deserves resolution’ ~ your author
Does it come down to how smart you are to figure all this out? Maybe. But, doctors disagree with each other about what foods you should eat and not. Just look on TV. But, they won’t say anything bad about foods being sold through commercials or advertisements. They (media) want to keep making all the money they can. I guess it just depends what side of the jobs and money fence you are balancing on. Unfortunately, there are no big money ‘broccoli’ commercials.
The media or channel doesn’t want to lose that revenue with somebody (guest speaker, TV host or newsperson) ‘bad mouthing’ their products which bring lucrative revenue to their station. In other words, they don’t want their advertisers to cancel their ads. That person who was brave enough to ‘tell the truth’ wouldn’t be working anymore on TV. And, that, you can definitely take to the bank.
My diet is simple…
- Potatoes (I pressure cook beans, rice and potatoes)
- Greens like kale, spinach and arugula
- Nuts and seeds (I get roasted to lessen effects of lectins)
- Onions and mushrooms
- Almond and soy milk (I don’t drink much)
- Whole wheat and sprouted bread (not too much because of gluten)
- ‘Some’ processed soy like patties on a bun
- No snack and junk food, low salt, low fat, no sugar
From everything I’ve studied, I have come to the conclusion that eating simply is best choice. So, what is simple to me, may not be for you. But, here’s what I do: I eat foods like beans, rice and potatoes as my staples. They have some bad stuff in them called lectins. And, to reduce this in the food, I cook them all (including other nightshades like peppers and tomatoes) in my pressure cooker. I think it does cut lectins down.
‘An estimated 30.3 million people have diabetes (9.4 percent of the U.S. population [1 niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-statistics/diabetes-statistics]’.
As I’ve told you earlier is that I believe the USDA choose my plate can be a good guide to follow with your eating plan. I don’t believe eating animal products are essential or necessary, but thank goodness they do have a vegetarian plan.
In conclusion, I listen to what they (USDA) say as far as the amounts of food you should eat everyday. I also adhere to their sodium and fat recommended guidelines for me. I think it’s really valuable and worthwhile to visit this site to devise your new healthful menu be it omnivore, vegetarian or something in between. More on how I eat, here.
Source- 1 URL niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-statistics/diabetes-statistics
Website Title National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Publication Day 01
Publication Month September
Publication Year 2017
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Access Month april
Access Year 2020
Article Title Diabetes Statistics
Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.