Fitness. Healthy. Organic. Wellness. Wholesome. You’ve heard it all before. The words we want to live by. We strive to find the right path for ourselves and our families. More often than we realize, we find ourselves recalling what we’ve learned about nutrition from even a young age to help us journey where we would like to now. The tools we were given to utilize for our health such as the food pyramid and “choose your plate” template have now been found to be outdated and even contributing to poor health. Here is a more detailed explanation of the improvements that are upcoming. Fats have long been blamed for weight gain, plaque in our arteries, and heart disease among other things. Recent studies have shown we have been misled all along by such thoughts. All the while carbohydrates, sugars, processed foods, starches, wheat, and emphasis on red meats have been the number one culprits in the expansion of our waistlines and failing of our health.
Though extensive research has shown the failings of the food pyramid and offered greater alternatives to a high carb low fat diet; manufacturers and other entities continue to market and distribute what they advertise as healthy choices for our daily consumption. It is too easy for the unsuspecting public to be fooled by the huge corporations with the backings of scientists and billions of dollars to tell us how to be a better, thinner, healthier you with “just one easy step!”. Those companies would have no profitable value if consumers realized the best way, was the natural way.
The Natural Way
Contrary to the food pyramid’s data, carbohydrates have been shown to be detrimental to our health. An emphasis should be placed on an elimination of wheat all together as it and other carbohydrates are broken down into glucose once they enter our bloodstream. This then triggers the release of insulin. This hormone is one of the biggest instigators of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and obesity if too much circulates throughout your body for extended periods of time. Lean meats, seafood, nuts, and cheeses are encouraged as they do not trigger insulin release and keep you fuller for longer without all the empty calories you will find in carbohydrates. One might ask what about the fat that is found in protein? Fat is needed to allow our body to digest fat soluble vitamins such as vitamins A and D and calcium. The common misconception that fat is to be avoided is just that, a misconception. There is not, and never has been any scientific backing to that myth. There has been no link shown that total cholesterol is a predictor of heart disease risk or heart attack for the majority of people studied. That is why fat works.