You might think you are too old to change what foods you are eating. But, you would be wrong. We all can change, it just depends upon if we decide. Change may not be easy, but it may be essential or crucial to our continued existence.
We all want to live as long as possible, but not in a wheel chair. So many retire from their jobs because of their health. Why not retire healthy? Food can be a cure for what ails us. It is known many ailments, conditions and diseases simply disappear in time simply because of a change of diet.
I have been eating plant based whole food for years now. It made me lose 50 pounds, made me healthier and will likely make me live longer than I would have otherwise. We are all capable of living longer, it’s just that we need to learn about which foods are healthy and those that are not.
‘Adults who eat a more plant-based diet may be boosting their chance of living longer, according to a large analysis [1 nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/vegetarian-diets-linked-lower-mortality]’.
When you get older you may have symptoms of arthritis. But, I have heard that millions of Americans of all age groups and ethnicity have either type one or two Diabetes. This is no good. So, what I do to try to limit both diseases from getting a foothold in myself is to…
Avoid Major Arthritis Triggers…
• Citrus fruits
• Dairy products (all)
• Meats (all)
• Wheat, oats, barley, rye
In addition, current research indicates (plant based whole food) fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes like beans may prevent possibly reverse diabetes. I have read that about one third of Americans are on the borderline.
Therefore, avoid eating all animal products and refined oils, because these may increase diabetes risk. Protect yourself by eating more beans, sweet potatoes or yams. These are lower on the glycemic index, not raising your blood sugar to higher levels like bread, rice and white potatoes.
‘High fat diets cause a fat molecule build up inside our cells. Then, it blocks insulin from doing its job. If too much glucose is trapped in our bloodstream with no where to go, it may cause diabetes. Eating largely plant based whole food is naturally low in fat. Most fruits and vegetables have the ideal amount of fat content. Exceptions are avocados, nuts and seeds which we should eat sparingly…’ ~ your author
Furthermore, if you do decide to eat more plant based whole foods, you will be adding much needed fiber, which is an essential nutrient which helps blood sugar level regulation. Don’t wait until an ailment, condition or disease appears. Why not try to prevent it from happening in the first place through prevention? It is known eating plant based whole food produces many healthy results like weight loss, better health and longer life. Check out my daily diet plan, here.
Source- 1 URLhttps://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/vegetarian-diets-linked-lower-mortality
Website Title National Institutes of Health
Publication Day 31
Publication Month March
Publication Year 2016
Access Day 25
Access Month april
Access Year 2020
Article Title Vegetarian Diets Linked to Lower Mortality
Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.