I am becoming overwhelmed by the amount of disagreement that goes on in the world of healthy eating. I recently watched two men argue their take on diet to the point of it involving the size of their manhood. I kid you not. Still shaking my head on that one.
At Rawmazing, I have always tried to show you healthy alternatives and then encourage you to see what works for your body. We often talk about biochemical individuality meaning, what works nutritionally for me, may not work for you and vice versa. While eating 100% raw food works beautifully for me during certain times of the year, it doesn’t at other times of the year. I love nuts and seeds, some don’t. I don’t have any serious food allergies, some to. Some people eat mostly greens, some mostly fruit. Each one has figured out what works for them, but in my opinion, they have no right to tell you that is the best for you. That is for you to figure out.
That said, there are a few things that we do know that at this point really can’t be disputed. Some of my basic rules that I try to follow are:
1. Eat lots of Greens. Greens are probably one of the most important things that we can eat, yet one of the least consumed.
2. Cut out the whites. White flour, white sugar, and anything made with them. They are void in nutrition, high in calories and a great contributor to obesity and illness.
3. Eat Real Food. By this I mean not processed. Forgo the boxes, the prepared products. With just a little extra time an know how, you can easily prepare meals made from fresh ingredients.
4. Eat as close to home and as close to natural (organic) as you can. This is not only good for you, but better for the planet. While I realize that it isn’t always possible, when it is, I am all over it.
5. Strive for Balance. Eating a raw dessert for breakfast might not be the best idea. Yes it is made with healthy ingredients but it is still dessert and should be treated as such. Make sure you are balancing your diet. The heavy gourmet raw foods are fun to eat and help to make life interesting. But they should only be a part of your raw food diet, not everything you eat.
What are your top food rules?