If you were deciding to improve your health and you knew that animal foods were not as healthy as plant foods, which would you give up first? Milk and dairy or meat?
All the vegetarians in the world have chosen ‘meat’ to give up – and research shows that this certainly improves health in many areas and leads to living a few years longer.
The better choice, however, would be ‘milk and dairy foods’ .
Removing dairy foods while leaving in a couple of serves of meat a week will lead to even more health benefits than giving up meat but continuing with daily serves of milk and dairy. This article looks at just the oestrogen factor in cow’s milk and a few reasons why it is so detrimental to human health.
Anti-oxidants are one of the best reasons to eat more plant foods. If everyone knew what powers they had, the government would never need to encourage us to eat 2 pieces of fruit a day and 5 serves of vegetables – we’d eat WAY more than that without anyone saying anything!
So what are anti-oxidants, and what do they do? Read on and find out!
For nearly 40 years, practically all research has indicated that eating fat is implicated in heart disease – strongly implicated – and that it is also a big player in the obesity epidemic and in the common cancers (breast, prostate and colon).
This research is what spawned the low-fat campaign to take the fat out of fattening foods and provide substitutes.
Now it seems all those studies were wrong – but were they?
In this article I want to look at our fat-loving habits, and the new research – that fat is the main cause of Type 2 diabetes – not sugar, as was once believed.
Processed meats such as hot dogs, ham, bacon and salami contain many proven cancer-causing compounds. This has been known for many years. But people are still eating them – even people who otherwise seem to care about their health.
In this article I hope to lift the lid on just how dangerous these products are, and in doing so, cut through the uncertainty about nitrites, nitrates and nitrosamines – which are bad and which are good.
I don’t eat red meat, and I haven’t for nearly 3 years. I don’t eat other animal foods either, but recent blood tests I ordered to measure how my nutritional plan was working for me showed that not only were my blood iron levels excellent, but I also had good iron storage levels (which can be lower in vegans).
Many people are iron deficient. It’s the most common nutritional deficiency in the world. Most people I’ve spoken to who find they are anaemic were committed meat eaters at the time they become iron-deficient. They can’t understand why this happened since they regularly eat iron-rich red meat.
I thought some of you may like to know where I get enough iron to stay full of beans.
Fish has been marketed as a health food for a long time. Its fat contains much Omega 3 fat – more than any other food on the planet per serve.
Many health issues arise when people are short on Omega 3 fats (also called DHA and EPA).
Confused about coconut products? You’re not the only one.
Here is a plant-based product – high in saturated fat. Is it as damaging as saturated fat from animal products?
Yes and No.
Read on to discover the effects of consuming each coconut product.
I mentioned in my last post how one of the things I’d done to change my diet was I stopped eating sugar or foods that contained sugar.
Today Australians consume almost a cup of sugar a day every day of the year, most of it hidden in drinks. So my statement may strike some readers with disbelief – how can anyone live sugar-free, and why would they want to?
How do you think about food? What it tastes like, what it looks like, how it smells? How it makes you feel? The memories it is tied up with? All of these things?
If you are trying to be healthy, maybe you think about vitamins in the food. If you’re a nutritionist, you may think about the macronutrients it provides – such as protein, carbohydrates or fat.
Food is actually a lot more than the sum of its parts or how it smells or tastes. Food is INFORMATION – the information that controls how our bodies work.