Eating Real Food = Better Health plus Healthy Body Weight
Regardless of diet preferences, food selection is simplified and clarified in a must-have book by Michael Pollan, Food Rules, An Eaters Manual. The author’s mantra is easy to remember:
“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”
- 70 percent of Americans are considered overweight and obesity is at an alarming 40 percent!
- More than 45 percent of the U.S. adult population is suffering from at least one chronic condition like arthritis, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular, depression, or diabetes.
- Whether the goal is to lose weight, stabilize blood sugar, lower blood pressure, or minimize chronic disease, just remember:
Enjoy Health Benefits from Eating Real Food NOW
11 ways to decide if food is real:
- Did Great Grandma eat this? If yes, chances are good that it’s REAL FOOD!
- Does the ingredients list include items you don’t keep in your food pantry? Caramel color, potassium sorbate, xanthan gum? NOT real!
- Is the product “lite,” “low-fat,” “nonfat,” “sugarless,” “sugar-free” or “imitation?” NOT real!
- Are there commercials on tv or radio for this food? NOT real! Think about it… are there advertisements for green peppers or apples?
- If the food was left out for two weeks, would it still look the same and be edible? If it hasn’t rotted, NOT real! An example is potato chips.
- Can you grow it in a garden? REAL food!
- Can you get it at a drive-thru window? NOT real!
- Is it naturally intense in color (without dyes)? Think blackberries, strawberries, and kale. REAL food!
- Is it naturally sweet? REAL food!
- Artificial sweeteners of any variety = NOT real!
- Does it make you lose control and eat too much? NOT real! Have you ever lost self-control while eating apples, spinach, or carrots? It would more likely be chips, crackers, fast food, pasta, or ice cream.
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7 thoughts on “Better Health by Eating Real Food”
I totally agree with the article. I love fresh fruits and vegetables but during the off seasons you are trusting where they come from. My downfall is that I do overeat the fruits and vegetables at one sitting. It’s amazing how you can leave a loaf of bread out for a month and there is no sign of mold??? Just what are we putting into our bodies. I do buy fresh made bread but if not eaten in two days it gets moldy.
Any thoughts on a Vegan diet.
Yes, lots of vegetables and healthy fats are especially important for you. B Vitamins super important, too. I’ve seen vegans gain weight from empty carbs like bread, pasta, and corn. Eat for the highest nutrition possible!
I don’t eat pasta or bread. Wheat sensitive. Worry about B12 levels.
love my fruits
Steel cut oats
Easy to enjoy…
Great article today
do not like fish or almond milk . do drink 2% at dinner and with cereal. not a big vegetable eater but like fruit. always in the frig.
Almond milk is a processed food. Cereals are processed foods that can increase sugar levels so you may need to watch that. Fruit is delicious and healthy in moderation, but also a source of natural sugars. Can you hide some veggies in eggs/omelets? Or soups?
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