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The Optimal Human Diet

Additional Information

CARBOHYDRATES: 

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     

     possible


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


PROTEIN:

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!!


FATS:

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.