I have no doubt you heard the expression many times: “You are what you eat.”
Have you ever really thought about what that means?
And do you think about it when you’re making food choices?
In a way, we become what we eat, literally.
But if we avoid foods that bring us harm… we will also become what we don’t eat, meaning… healthy!
Have you ever seen an example of your blood plasma after eating a fast-food hamburger? What was previously clear becomes cloudy with the fat and cholesterol that are absorbed when eating a high-fat burger.
And when you think about it, we also become what we don’t eat.
When we switch from eating meat to a vegetarian diet, we become less fat, less prone to many types of cancer.
Our cholesterol can improve. When we are thinner and eat fewer animal products, many other health and fitness problems are reduced.
The incidence of type II diabetes is reduced. Blood pressure drops to normal levels. When you are healthier, you are taking less medication.
Even if you have a benefit for prescription drugs in your health plan, you are still saving money with fewer co-payments on drugs. If you have a family history of high cholesterol or high blood pressure, it is primarily your responsibility to review your eating habits.
The shift to a more vegetarian diet has been shown to reduce the incidence of many diseases in industrialized countries statistically. Vegetarians are statistically healthier than omnivorous people; they are thinner and live longer.
Isn’t it time to think about what you want to be and eat accordingly?
Do you want to be slow and fat? Do you want to take the risk of eating animal products, with their high-fat content? Or do you want to look and be what vegetarians are? Slimmer and fitter with a longer life expectancy.
It is never too late to change what you are doing and increase your chances of a long and fit life. Why did humans start eating meat? It must have seemed abnormal at first, to eat animal meat.
After all, we are not that far from animals. Maybe he even looked like a cannibal.
There may not have been much intellectual distinction between humans and other animals. When humans were pure vegetarians, they lived in harmony with the land and with the other creatures that cohabited with them on the planet.
Their closest animal relatives, monkeys, were vegetarians. Eating the products of the earth, such as plants, grains, and fruits that they could harvest and taste, would have seemed like the natural order of things.
But necessity is the mother of invention. Prehistoric men who lived in frozen geographies, or who lived in an area that was devastated by fire, would have eaten anything to survive.
Like football players whose plane crashed in the mountains of Chile and were forced to eat the meat of other players who died in the accident, the first man at some point had to choose between surviving, and that could have consumed meat for the first time.
And changing human history – and health – forever. We can imagine that men first ate meat that was charred or cooked because of a natural forest fire.
They may have eaten raw meat subsequently, if necessary, but we can also imagine that our old digestive systems rebelled against eating raw meat. Imagine having eaten natural foods and vegetables for ages and suddenly incorporating meat products into your system.
You may have heard friends who were vegetarians telling stories of trying to eat meat and becoming violently ill. Biologists will say that we were not made to eat meat, but we adapt to it. However, in the timeline of human history, eating meat is a relatively recent evolutionary development.
What is the raw food diet? Did you start hearing about the raw food diet? It is gaining popularity and buzz, not just as a diet to lose weight, but as a menu for long and healthy life.
We eat so much in the form of processed foods that we don’t even stop to think about what we are putting into our bodies and how far we have come nutritionally from our ancestral agrarian roots.
A raw food diet means consuming food in its natural, unprocessed form. There are several reasonable justifications for why this is a good idea. Processing and cooking food can take away much of the fundamental nutritional value.
Think of the conventional wisdom you’ve heard about for years, such as: If you cook pasta only at the al dente (or medium) stage, it will have more calories, yes, but it will have more nutritional value than if you cook it until it’s well done.
Or you probably remember hearing not to peel carrots or potatoes too deeply, because most of the nutrients and values are just below the surface. The raw food diet means eating unprocessed, uncooked, organic, whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, vegetables, dried fruits, seaweed, etc. It means a diet that is at least 75% uncooked!
Cooking removes the flavor and nutrition of vegetables and fruits. A raw food diet means eating more the way our ancestors did. Our healthiest and healthiest ancestors cooked very little and certainly did not cook or process fruits and vegetables. They ate RAW.
Their water was not from a tap; it was natural, spring water. Maybe they drank coconut milk from time to time. Doesn’t it make sense that this is how our bodies should eat?
It is a form of food that is in harmony with the planet and our metabolism. Our bodies are made to work, and they need to work to be efficient.
That means exercise, yes, but it also means eating natural and raw foods that require more energy to digest them. Recent dietary research has revealed different nutrient-rich foods that, repeatedly, promote overall good health.
Called “superfoods,” they tend to have fewer calories, higher levels of vitamins and minerals, and many disease-fighting antioxidants: beans, berries, broccoli, green tea, nuts, orange, pumpkin, salmon.
Soy, spinach, tomatoes, turkey, whole grains, and oats and yogurt can help stop and even reverse diseases like hypertension, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and some forms of cancer. And where one can affect a specific part of the body, it can also affect the health of other functions and performance of the body, since the whole body is connected.
With these 14 foods as the foundation of a regular and balanced diet, weight loss tricks, and other evening programs can become a thing of the past in your life.
On the other hand, the adverse effects of an unbalanced diet are many and varied. Low energy levels, mood swings, tiredness all the time, weight change, discomfort with the body are just a few signs that your diet is unbalanced.
An unbalanced diet can cause problems in the maintenance of body tissues, growth, and development, the functioning of the brain and nervous system, as well as issues in the bone and muscular systems.
Symptoms of malnutrition include lack of energy, irritability, a weakened immune system that leads to frequent colds or allergies, and mineral depletion that can trigger a variety of health problems, including anemia.
And once the body is connected, realizing that a sick body will result in a weak spirit only makes sense.
When we nourish our body with these superfoods and supplement them with other healthy, nutrient-rich fresh foods, our soul is vitalized and in shape as a direct result.
Many modern diets based on pre-packaged convenience foods lack many vitamins and minerals, which can also affect our mental abilities and cause irritability, confusion, and the feeling of “being in a fog” all the time.
Superfoods can be the basis for a stable, healthy, and nutritious solution to cure many of these diseases and more.