“Rice is great if you’re really hungry and want to eat 2000 of something”
What is the optimum diet for humans? A diet that unequivocally enhances our health and makes us disease resistant?
Unfortunately not the one most of us are eating!
The science is overwhelming when it comes to the effect that food has on our body and the impact that food has on promoting or helping us to resist diseases like cancer (as an example). The right diet can help us to avoid most of the top killers that too many of our friends and family are likely to suffer from long before time (see here and here).
Thanks to advertising dollars and sinister financial contributions from political lobbyists we are a horribly confused society when it comes to what to eat to be and remain healthy. This shouldn’t be the case though and if you tap into your intuition your innate wisdom will guide you to the best food for you to eat. The Gorilla (our closest biological relative) doesn’t have to take a class to figure out what to eat and what to avoid and neither do we. Start by considering what we would have eaten in a more natural environment in a time when humans lived happily without food factories or factory farms. Perhaps also consider what most of the rest of the non-western world eats everyday to ensure that their rates of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, MS, cancer and many other common western causes of death are entirely uncommon or in some cases unknown to them.
The simple truth is that humans should –
Eat a plant strong diet!
A plant strong diet is:
- Plant based. With starchy plants as a staple of most meals.
- Predominantly whole foods.
- No dairy, meat, chicken or fish.
- No added oil or fat. Plants have all you need.
- No adding the white sisters or eating foods made with salt, sugar, white flour.
In addition to gain maximum energy, vitality, health and bodily benefits (toned/ripped/fit/in shape or whatever language you prefer):
- Eat slowly and savour the taste of real food. At first your palate will struggle since all we eat in the west is sugar, fat, and mountains of salt. Over time you will really come to appreciate the delicate, subtle and beautiful flavours of plants, herbs and spices.
- Stop eating when your hunger is gone. This occurs long before you are full (each meal should be 1/3 water, 1/3 plants, 1/3 air e.g. empty stomach).
- Eating this way is simple. It is healthful. It is good for the environment. It is good for the species that we share this place with. It is economical in terms of resource and land use and in terms of affordability for your family. We have dramatically cut our food bill since adopting this way of eating.
If you are enthused, but confused don’t be. There couldn’t be a simpler way of eating. A good place to get started on a plant strong diet and to nab a few new recipes is healthy herbivore. There isn’t much else to say. It really is a simple tonic for better health.
Live plant strong. Be well.