04 Nov What are we designed to eat???
So what are we designed to eat?
Well let me ask you… before a long marathon, what are runners known to eat? That’s right… a bowl of pasta. I suggest simple carbs over complex carbs like pasta but the concept is right… our body and brain is fueled on carbohydrates that get broken down into glucose. If there is not enough glucose available then the body will burn fat as an emergency backup plan. But again that is an emergency backup plan! The latest ketogenic diets out there suggesting a high protein, high fat, and low carb diet are a recipe for disaster. They lead to a host of health conditions including, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, dementia and more. Please be careful of those diets. And only in extreme cases of starvation, will the body break down the muscles for their proteins. Fat and protein are not the primary source of fuel for the body.
We are designed to thrive off burning simple carbohydrates coming from a raw, whole, organic, seasonal, local, plant-based diet. A plant-based diet not only comes packed with easily digestible simple carbohydrates but also a host of vitamins and minerals that your brain and organs need to function properly. As this chart displays, we need a wide variety of colorful fruits, leafy greens, vegetables, and legumes. You don’t have to worry about getting specific vitamins or minerals if you are getting a wide variety of color because each color indicates different vitamins and minerals. Nature has taken care of those concerns for you. And each season brings the exact nutrients you need for that time of year.
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Wishing you the best of health,