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We Don't Eat Enough Fruit And Vegetables
The next level up on the pyramid is the largest part. That means this is what we should be eating the most of every day! This group contains fruit, beans, nuts, and vegetables. The United States Department of Agriculture recommends that we all eat at least 5 to 13 half-cup servings of vegetables and fruit A day. And one should be raw. These foods contain important nutrients like vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, fiber, essential fatty acids, and amino acids. The recommended amount is the least we need to live, think clearly, be energized, heal wounds, grow, and so on.
Let's talk about poultry and eggs. Poultry includes chicken, duck, and turkey. Now, this is the tough part. It’s hard for me too. It’s recommended that we only eat from this group A few times A week. Most of the fat in chicken is actually in the skin. 100 grams of roasted, white meat chicken without skin has 173 kilocalories and 4.5 grams of fat. But roasted white meat chicken that still has the skin has 222 kilocalories and 10.85 grams of fat. So Skinless chicken is the wat to go if possible.
I believe eggs that are rich in Omega - 3 fatty acids are the best for us. They contain all known nutrients except vitamin C. That includes all the amino acids that are essential to our health. They have vitamins A and D along with carotenoids that help fight free radicals. The Eggs are high in cholesterol so it's not something you want to eat every day. 2-3 times a week works. Choline and inositol are also found in eggs. These nutrients feed your brain so you can think better and keep sharp. Eggs also have many other vitamins and minerals. Unfortunately, today's chickens are injected with chemicals like growth hormones and steroids. Especially in the United States. They are also housed in overcrowded coops where they pretty much get no exercise. That means the meat has more fat. Now people fall for the lie that brown eggs are healthier. The color has nothing to do with it. What makes the eggs healthy and better for you is what the hens that lay them are being fed. Free-range chickens that are fed natural grains and vegetables will lay the best eggs. Also, you should look for eggs that are marked DHA or high in omega - 3. So to sum this up...
- Eat less fried chicken and more baked, roasted and grilled
- Eat free-range chicken
- Try to eat chicken without the skin and fat
- Try to only eat eggs a few times a week.
Sweets and Sweeteners
Ok, let's talk about sweets. Yeah, this is a weakness of mine. And this is more than coke, candy, and cookies. It means anything that has been sweetened with honey, sugar, or artificial sweeteners. These should really be eaten a few times a month. But fruit and vegetables that are naturally sweetened should be eaten daily.
Always remember this, that which is made by man will never be on the level as that which is made by God. Artificial sweeteners are man-made chemicals and are toxic. They are not good for you! Raw organic honey, raw evaporated sugar and stevia are all superior God made sweeteners that actually have nutritional value. NutraSweet AKA aspartame contains methanol, which is a wood alcohol and a poison. You should also avoid high fructose corn syrup. Companies like to use this as a sweetener because it’s much cheaper than sugar. But it causes you to gain weight. Personally, I believe, one of the reasons we have such a big obesity problem in The United States is because high fructose corn syrup is in everything.
Honey is high in calories and carbohydrates so you have to watch how much you eat. Overdoing it is not good for you. But at the same time, raw honey is one of the most nutritious things you can eat! The mineral content in honey changes, depending on where the nectar came from. Darker honey has a higher mineral content. Dark honey like buckwheat has four times the mineral content of light honey-like clover. Honey contains vitamin B², B⁶, B¹², thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, biotin, pantothenic acid, folic acid, vitamin K, and carotene. Honey also contains natural enzymes like invertase, amylase, glucose oxidase plus proteins, calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, iron, chlorine, phosphorus, sulfur...ok you get the point.