Benefits of a Natural Food Diet

A natural food diet is a natural lifestyle choice..........

There are so many diets out there. Finding one that you can embrace as part of a healthy lifestyle can have more benefits than a diet to just lose weight. Consuming daily doses of good nutrition will help to supply your body with the nutrients it needs.

A natural food expert, Dr. Elson M. Haas MD makes a case for a more natural food diet in his book "Staying Healthy with Nutrition."

"Overall, how can the American diet be improved so that it will nourish a healthy and long-lived people? What can we do with this diet based on quick eating, fast preparation, microwave meals, stop-and-go diets; the diet we can fit between two pieces of white bread; the diet we can eat with one hand while driving our car or working at our desk; this processed, refined, junk food, high-sodium, high-fat diet; this diet that generates death more than life? I suggest going back to the basics, back to Nature, back to the garden."

He goes on to say:

"Getting back to the basics means learning to take the time to shop for (or grow) and prepare, as well as to sit down and eat, wholesome nourishing meals- to generally be more conscious and conscientious with the diet. This is a tough request for a busy population that seems to always be trying to catch up with their bills and credit cards. Believe me, it is worth the price, though, because we will feel better longer and be more productive, and not spend our life savings on disease care."

This MD really understands the importance of what you eat and how what you eat affects your overall health and well being.

The main idea of eating a more natural diet is to include whole foods, local, and organic foods whenever possible as they are the freshest foods that you can eat, therefore ensuring that your body is getting all of the nutrients out of the food as possible.

Tons of research is showing that a plant-based diet is one of the most nutritious ways you can eat. When you go through an animal to get the nutrients, you also are getting the saturated fats, cholesterol, too much protein, lactose, zero fiber all of which is harder on the body to digest. The studies are showing that animal products are causing all kinds of problems in our health and environment.

Here are some suggestions to include more natural and organic foods into your daily diet:

  • whole grains - breads, pasta's, brown rice, millet, quinoa, whole oats, etc.
  • fruits and vegetables - best when organic
  • organic herbal and green teas
  • brown rice, and nut milks
  • nuts and seeds preferably raw and/or sprouted
  • healthy beans and legumes of all varieties
  • use natural sweeteners such as brown rice syrup, pure maple syrup or black strap molasses.
  • Look for a few superfoods that can be added into your day such as seaweeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, maca, cacao, medicinal mushrooms, and goji berries.
  • Use egg replacers in your recipes.
  • Try tempeh as a replacement for meat.  There is even tempeh bacon!
  • Start a vegan food list to keep your kitchen stocked properly

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For Vegan Protein Powders - learn the different variety of protein powders and a purchasing source.

As we incorporate more healthy eating tips into our daily lives, we are able to live a more healthful lifestyle. 

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Elson M. Haas and Buck Levin, updated 2006. "Staying Healthy with Nutrition" p374

T. Colin Campbell, PhD & Thomas M. Campbell II 2006. "The China Study"

John McDougall, MD 1991. "The McDougall Program - 12 Days to Dynamic Health"

Neil Barnard, MD 1994. "Food for Life - How the Four Food Groups can Save Your Life"

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