Nowadays most of us have a diet that was usually for the kings and queens of centuries ago because they were the only people who could afford the meat on the table and abundance of sugar daily, they were also the only people that suffered of cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol or obesity at that time , diseases that now we know are caused by how I like to call it wrong nutrition. . A recent study in Chicago shows long time use of saturated fats in the diet like dairy products and meat (over 13 grams x day) will increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease or memory loss with time.
What I mean by wrong nutrition is a diet that a person choose to have which doesn’t bring the right nutritional benefit and is completely unnecessary, unfortunately this also becomes a lifestyle for the person and can have horrible consequences. Healthy eating not only makes you feel good, but it can keep you from experiencing many diseases and health conditions. Obtaining adequate nutrition is an essential part of living a healthy life. Poor nutrition can result from failure to eat enough or failure to choose the right kinds of foods. Many of the diseases that are commonly known by us today and which I also pointed out are preventable and reversible thanks to a good alimentation, but not many of us want to believe it , we rather prefer to go to the doctor and take any kind of legal drugs under the shape of white or red pills and hope that one day we are going to feel better. That is the wrong solution to our problem, we have to dig deep and find out how we are living, if we can improve it, if we do enough exercise during a day, if we really drink 2 liters or water a day, if we eat 5 units of fruit and vegetables a day, if we cook from scratch or buy frozen burgers, everything matters. Another important thing is to educate ourselfs because not always what we think is healthy is in reality healthy. We have to realize that animal protein is only helping to build up disease and most of the positive things we know about it is just a myth. More and more studies over just the past few years are contributing to the public growing awareness that we need to become more critically aware about how meat can be harmful to our health. The fact that animal agriculture has grown to become one of most damaging industries on our planet is something we all are responsible for. Going greener with your diet could be one of the most powerful and transformative decision you ever make in your life. There’s no doubt that reducing your meat intake and embracing a plant based diet is one of the best things you can do for your health and the environment. High in fiber, carbs, and protein, legumes are generally feel-good foods for satiety, balancing blood sugar, maintaining weight and energy.
Replace one, or better yet, two to three days of your week’s meals to vegetarian options. Choose organic, free-range chicken, beef, and eggs when you choose to eat them. Include a handful of seeds and nuts on a daily basis for healthy fats, walnuts, almonds, cashews and avocados. Plant based diets are a better and healthier choice thanks to the wide range of nutrients they contain, beneficial fiber found only in plants, antioxidants and thousands of phytochemicals that protect the body and support good health, overall vegetarians have a longer life expectancy and substantially lower rates of diseases compare to an omnivore diet.
Reducing and eliminating the consumption of meat and meat products with a greener diet rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, hole-grains will lead to a healthier world.