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Have you found that healthy eating facts seem to change all the time?
Are you confused because everything you read says something different?
I know I certainly felt that way. If you feel the same way, I hope to clear up some of the confusion. This page has a lot of information to share, but it mainly focuses on 3 healthy eating facts. Summed up, it's about finding the right balance of whole foods that agree with your body type.
Most of us are letting our taste buds
decide what we eat. That doesn't mean good food tastes bad, it actually tastes better.
Our ancestors ate instinctively. They didn't have the FDA or books explaining healthy eating facts to them. They ate what nature provided and they learned which foods agreed with their body based on how they felt.
Some Fascinating Findings By Dr. Weston A. Price
I found the studies of Dr. Price really eye opening. Dr. Price was a dentist that had a strong interest in the health of his patients.
He traveled did extensive research on the eating habits of of primitive people, people that just lived off the land.
In all the places he went, he found that there were several things in common about their diets.
One of the most interesting fact is that they didn't have any tooth decay despite not having toothbrushes.
Nor did they have crooked teeth, arthritis, and other diseases that were so common in the cities of the world.
He also discovered that if a family left the village and moved into a city where the foods were different, (probably more processed) they then began to develop the same diseases common diseases.
In the study, he noticed that about 1/3 of the diet of the natives was some type of high quality animal protein and fats. The rest was a combination of of plant foods like vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds.
I feel this information, in addition to my other research, is summed up into three main principles.
Healthy Eating Facts must include three basic principles:
The first healthy eating fact is getting the right balance of foods in your diet. The food we eat is responsible to nourish all of our organs and all the systems of the body. Our bodies are constantly regenerating which is why getting a balance of nutrients is so important.
The second healthy eating fact is that most Americans are eating too much protein and too many refined carbohydrates.
Whole foods are more nutrient dense; more
nutrients for the calories. If you are eating lots of refined
carbohydrates and low nutrient food, you're probably hungry all the
I noticed that when I started to eat more natural whole foods, I would typically stay full for about 4 hours. I didn't feel the need for a snack in between my meals.
I later read that if your body is craving nutrients that it didn't get from your meal, it's going to hunger for more food.
Try to avoid refined foods, they are usually just empty calorie foods. Even if you're buying whole foods, please avoid GMO foods. Almost all corn is GMO now unless it's labeled organic.
Just look at any processed food label and see how many of them contain some type of corn derivative in them. That's another good reason to avoid processed foods. But you still have to be careful to make sure the "whole food" is not genetically modified.
According to Steven Horne, an expert in natural health, if you just
implemented this one step, eliminated refined carbs and eat whole foods, more than half of your physical symptoms
would resolve themselves!
Healthy Eating Fact on Carbs
Healthy Eating Facts on Protein
Healthy Eating Facts on Eggs and Dairy
Healthy Eating Facts on Fats
Healthy Eating Facts and Your Body Chemistry
The third of the healthy eating facts is to avoid the foods that
don't make you feel well. Learn to listen to your body. You may be
intolerant of certain foods or some foods may even cause allergic
reactions. Just as our looks and personalities are all different, so is
Even if a food is whole and natural, it still may not be compatible with our body chemistry.
This book helps to explain why “one man's meat is another man's poison.” This is a fascinating book and helped to answer some questions that I had regarding certain foods and the reactions on my body.
If you react to certain foods and don't know why, I would highly encourage you to read it. You can get your copy by clicking the image to the right.
Sometimes the symptoms aren't that obvious but they can lead to gastrointestinal disturbances, respiratory congestion, rashes, fatigue, migraine headaches, auto-immune disorders, hyperactivity, anxiety and depression just to name a few.
One of the major causes of chronic diseases are food intolerances and/or food allergies. Some people genetically lack certain enzymes to break down certain foods likes milk or wheat.
If someone is lactose intolerant they usually can't drink regular milk because they don't have the enzyme necessary to break down the sugar (lactose) in the milk. Consequently, they will suffer some type of a reaction.
Gluten (protein in wheat), casein (protein in milk), eggs, soy and nuts are some of the other inflammatory foods known
to cause problems for many people.
Self Testing For Allergens
Food allergy testing is expensive, trust me I know from experience, my insurance didn't cover it. Subsequently I was taught about a quick way to see if a food might be a potential allergen.
Take your pulse to get a beginning number. Then eat or drink a little bit of the food and then take your pulse again. If your pulse is more than 6 beats per minute faster after eating or drinking that food, it's probably an allergen to your body.
The best way to be sure is to eliminate the suspected food for a couple of weeks and then re-introduce it. If it is an offending food, you should notice some clearing of your symptoms. Secondly, you should see those symptoms return when you re-introduce the food after the two weeks.
These are some of the common foods that cause allergies: Wheat, Tomatoes, Dairy products, Corn, Nuts, Chocolate, Eggs, Food additives, Soy, Shellfish, Peas, Oranges, Berries, Beans, Gum Arabic.
If you are suffering from a chronic disease or just want to obtain optimum health, it's helpful to know which foods might be better for you.
Even if you follow the book's recommendation 75% of the time, it will still be beneficial even though you eat some of the “avoid” foods once in awhile.
Click the image to the right to pick up a copy of the book. Let me know if it helped you.
Eating properly for good health may take a little trial and error but it's so worth it to feel healthy and vibrant again.
We hope these healthy eating facts helped you figure out what to feed your family.