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Plant Based Eating in a SAD Eating World
How hard is it to take on the Whole Foodie way of eating? You eat plants and less other stuff – no other stuff, haha. Do you have a pet – say a Dog… and still eat meat? SAD – what’s that? —- Standard American Diet.
Food – Almost synonymous with LIFE! When we eat – it is almost our greatest joy in life – and something we do almost as much as sleeping and breathing. Yet, people go and mess it up by over eating, causing stress thathttp://www.nfva.org/ diseases, etc. In the US – 69% of adults are overweight and approximately 36% are obese.http://www.nfva.org/national_action_plan.html
Heart Disease ~Number 1 killer (By the way – rumor has it Number 2 killer : Doctor’s mistakes and or hospital staff mistakes). Primarily diseases come on by the way we eat – Over 115 Million American are diabetic or prediabetic.http://www.cdc.gov America is almost at the bottom of the list compared to 33 other countries when it came to health factors and life expectancy and these countries are rushing to eat like the Americans.
If you want to live a long life, you have to become a skillful eater. When I was taking Dr. Campbell’s course they showed videos asking people if they eat healthy and where they came up with their ideas of eating healthy. Their answers were all over the place. One thing I know for sure – if it’s advertised on TV it probably is not too healthy. When was the last time you saw Apples advertised on TV or a Lemmon? Hey, eat more Berries!!
Skillful eating is when you research the most nutritious foods and what they do to our bodies. Diet fads, Media Ads, all create confusion. One day this is good for you – the next day it is not. Books such as THE BLUE ZONE, THE CHINA STUDY, THE WHOLE FOODS DIET, HOW NOT TO DIE, have great information. Watch Dr. Greger on Twitter with short 2 minute videos, even get his APP.http://nutritionfacts.org
What have all the researchers found out?
“A whole food, mostly plant-based diet is the optimum diet for health, vitality, and longevity.”
By eating 90% a plant-based diet you will nourish your body, and enhance your senses.
What is Whole Food and Processed Food?
This is list Broad, just a few simple rules to follow when choosing foods.
They are close to the original state.
Something you Grandparents would say is food.
Do not usually have an ingredient list.
Sold without packaging.
Usually found in perimeter of market.
HIGHLY PROCESSED FOODS
Little resemblance to their original origin.
Stay on shelf for a long time.
Food your Grandparents would never eat.
Have long ingredient list.
Usually in a package or box.
Find mostly in center of market.
ACTION STEPS TO TAKE NOW!
- Become a Skillful eater. Spend some time learning about what you put in your body – you have to live in it!
- Eat real foods. As Dr. Greger says – this means, ” nothing bad added, nothing good taken away.”
- Eat more plants. There have been tons of studies that eating plants, whole grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, will bring longevity. Aim to get 90% or more of your calories from plants.