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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

What is a healthy diet?

There are a myriad of definitions and ideas for what makes up a healthy diet.  Some people think that eating low fat means eating healthy.  Some people think being vegan or vegetarian is a healthy diet.  Some people pursue juicing or making things home made.  Some people think that eating McDonalds only once a week is considered fairly healthy and balanced.

For more years than I care to admit, I've been reading up on and researching these healthy diet theories and as I've done so, my thoughts have evolved and developed into where they are today.  

I used to think that butter was the devil and you should always cook with a eensy squirt of canola oil and now I am so against canola oil I could buy a t-shirt that broadcasted the idea.  What?  Do you believe them that genetically modified rapeseed oil is good for you?  Perhaps you should take a look behind the canola oil curtain and door number three.  Seriously.  I am baffled at the promotion of this poison.  (Like I said, I'm not dramatic at all.)
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If I need to use an oil, I use melted butter, coconut oil or olive oil.  I might even suggest to you that you ought to go to your cupboard, take the canola oil out and drop that gigantic container directly into the garbage can.  If you have corn (vegetable) oil, do the same.  You know if it's corn, it's pretty much going to make you grow a third arm any minute with all that GMO junk.  Why do they do that?  It is more than a little disturbing.

The other thing that is filling up the world is soy lecithin and other such darling soy products.  The amount of soy people are consuming (especially in the United States) is so off the charts it's insane.  Soy is meant to be eaten in a quantity as if it were a condiment as seen in cultures of China and Japan.  The soy that is mainly eaten in the eastern countries is also fermented first.  The soy that is consumed now blocks mineral absorbtion, inhibits protein digestion, depresses thyroid function and contains nasty carcinogens.  Sounds great for ya.  Have a gallon of tofu, ready, set, go.  Not to mention that soy is one of the top genetically modified foods on planet earth, hanging out with GMO corn and sugar beets.

Are you distressed with my disturbing information?  Okay, I know.  I'm sorry.  I don't want to rain on your parade but I'm here to help you live a little better.

Tell ya what, I'm going to direct you to a site that will give you some good low-down on proper eating and nutrition.  They have a list.  Go through it, read it, check off in your mind if you are already doing these things or if there are some things you might  need to work on.  If you find that the list is comprised of totally foreign ideas and you're doing none of them, start somewhere.  Pick one thing.  Change it from now on.  When you get used to that thing, adapt one more thing into your lifestyle.  You can do it.  A lot of people I speak to about this topic admit that they feel overwhelmed when they hear the flood of badness and they just want to give up.  

Don't give up!  Just pick one thing.  One thing.  You can do that.  Find something and do it this week - do it today.  Educate yourself on the topic and you'll have such motivation, the next thing you know, you'll be teaching other people and saving the world.  (You should probably go cape shopping soon.)

Okay.  Ready?  Take a look, tell me what you think.  Are you all set on this list?  Is it a done deal already?  Where are you at?  Take a deep breath and click here: 

The healthy food checklist.

When you come back, take a deep breath and make a decision.  What can you do today?  Then, go buy your cape.  

Peace, love and you can do eeeet!
Ms. Daisy

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