our Health Index for More Subjects, Conditions and
A Balanced Diet
should be underlying everything you do for your health.
While you can find lots of help for
preventing disease, and fixing health problems, it makes sense just to build good health so that disease
doesn't need to be prevented. You prevent something when it is a threat.
When you have a healthy diet, you don't have a threat.
And for someone who "suddenly"
contracts a life threatening disease, what do you think their diet was
like? In the case of infection, how healthy do you think their immune
The body is a pretty amazing thing. It
creates energy and functions and even repairs itself. However, just like you car
needs gasoline, oil and water to function properly, so does your body need
specific nutrients to function properly. And no matter how nice it would
be to eat whatever we wanted and then just take some vitamins that will give us the
nutrients that are missing or the nutrients that the diet depletes, we need to confront the fact that you need to have a good
healthy diet. We need to use food to maintain our health.
We know that nutrition and "healthy
eating" has become confused with so many diet plans & philosophies.
Don’t be confused though, the answer
can be simpler than you think. A balanced diet means exactly what the name implies.
Think about the basics of health.
Rule One: Get away from processed foods and foods with additives, GMO
foods and anything else that doesn't quite seem "healthy"
Plan your meals. If a meal if skipped, or if you eat too little, the body will slow down the metabolism in
order to conserve energy. It is trying to survive and it thinks there isn't
Rule Two: Now, there is some sort of
"plate" going around brought to you by the same people who gave you
the food pyramid. I think 1/4 of that plate is "whole grains".
What does "whole grains" mean, it means that they are healthier than
white flour. Somehow that has been changed to whole grains are healthy for
you. But grains
should pretty much be avoided. The body doesn't metabolize gluten very well, and
that is the protein in "whole grains". There is a lot to be said
about the problem with wheat.
It’s a good idea to stay away from fried foods and those foods that are high in saturated
fat as well.
And beware of the "gluten-free"
foods. They are high in potato starch, tapioca starch, etc. etc. Check
Rule Three: The closer to nature, the better the food
will be. Shop in your produce department. Shop locally and shop
What do you eat? Here is a
start Good Food
There are many plans out there of how to
eat healthy. We have been doing the research.
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