1. Obtain from a lot of different non-starchy vegetables every day.
Cooked, raw in salads. If cooking vegetables, consider cooking in healthy fats as often as
2. Not too much fruit as this is high in sugar. Fruit has always historically been consumed
only when in season. Just because we "can" eat strawberries in January doesn't mean
we "should" eat strawberries in January. Consuming the high sugar content of fruit only
in season gives your body a "break" from so much sugar 12 months a year.
3. Avoid the grain products which all convert to sugar during digestion. Wheat, rye and
barley are the "gluten" grains and are particularly problematic. Also avoid rice, corn,
millet and other starches as this only contributes to higher blood sugar and higher insulin
levels, leading to diabetes
1. Eat animal products from animals that have been treated ethically whenever possible.
How do you know the meat you are eating came from a heatlhy animal? ASK! Look for
words like "Pasture Raised", "Grass Fed" and "Organically raised". Order your animal
products like meats, fish and eggs online if you don't have good resources in your
community. WE ARE WHAT THEY EAT!!
1. Probably the most under-rated and important of all the macronutrients. The USDA put
America on a "low-fat" diet over 40 years ago and it has destroyed the health of most
Americans. It is pretty important that we increase our intake of healthy fats to truly
promote a healthy body and a healthy lifestyle. It has been disproven that eating more
healthy fats leads to cardiovascular disease. Cholesterol, actuallly not a fat but an
alcohol ester, is only found in animal products, is essential to health. Eating enough
dietary cholesterol and less carbohydrates will actually cause your blood choleserol
levels to improve.