The Real Food Guide: How We Ate 100 Years Ago

The Real Food Guide

I’m hungry … What should I eat? Low in fat? Under sodium? ¿Low carb? High protein content?

When eating get so complicated?

has not always been so. We ate food during the season of our local area and cooked the recipes of our mothers or grandmothers taught us to do. We did not calculate the number of calories you eat, or grams of carbohydrates or fats. We ate real food and enjoyed it.

What went wrong with nutrition?

As a society, we are certainly better fed than we have ever been, but are we better fed? There are many new theories that say no – we have a lot of food, but we are starving at a cellular level. I’ve spent the last 14 years totally consumed by nutritional research, trying to figure out what went wrong and how to fix the problem, and I have some theories.

is difficult to accurately determine the exact place of history in our diet and our idea of ​​ healthy eating out of the way, but if you really want to know, I would say that everything went wrong when the government began to tell us what to eat.

You see, nutritional sciences are full of inaccuracies. It is very difficult to use the current scientific method to study the effects of a diet on a population. You can not use a double-blind placebo-controlled trial (as they do with drugs), because you can not create a food placebo study. Most dietary studies are simply weak, using a small group of people and rely on their memory to your data.

What ate for lunch last Wednesday? You remember? Now try to remember everything you ate last month and an idea of ​​some of the inaccuracies found in the science of nutrition is obtained.

Conflict of interest?

Health Canada and the FDA are doing everything possible; we really like to be as healthy as possible. It is in your best interest to Americans to be fit and healthy, and age well. The Food Guide Canada and plate Healthy America are based on current trends in nutrition science ( notification uses the word “tendencies” ), and unfortunately a pretty big splash politics.

For example, the Food Guide Canada is designed primarily by an advisory committee of 12 people, made up of industry professionals, including employees of

  • the Council of the Vegetable Oil Industry -. People who bring us refined oils and processed
  • The British Columbia Dairy Foundation -. They have a vested interest in maintaining the level of consumption of dairy recommended daily high
  • The product manufacturers Food and Consumer -. We bring the many dense calorie products / nutritionally void to fill the shelves of your average supermarket

As a nutritionist, I question the validity of letting the professionals who benefit from what we eat dictates how we should eat. Instead of eating whole, unprocessed food, and listen to what our body wants ( our instinct ), which now rationally decide what should and should not eat. We have learned to ignore our own instincts for rationality.

However, our instincts are right. Well, in general. With one exception ( more on that in a minute ), we can trust our desires.

Craving salt This is because your body wants more salt – ?. Add some healthy sea salt unprocessed food and feel less anxious and have more energy

Craving fat? Your body may be deficient in essential fatty acids or fat-soluble vitamins. Asar some root vegetables or steamed some broccoli and add butter or grass-fed virgin olive oil extra and help your body absorb some extra vitamin A or K.

craving sugar and sweets? Well, that is the desire can not always be trusted. A craving for sugar is usually due to an imbalance in their intestinal bacteria or a sign of an accident of blood sugar. Rebalance their intestinal bacteria and find your sugar cravings will go down drastically.

The Guide real food ( also known as “The way we took 100 years” ):

  1. Eat a diet makes you feel healthy, vibrant and full of energy all day . For some this may be a high-protein diet or a diet of raw foods or … a balance somewhere in between. You know you are eating well when you feel lively all day and sleep well at night.
  2. Eat whole, unprocessed food, preferably in season . This includes processed meats, fats, grains, raw and cooked fruits.
  3. consume foods high vitality every day, as fruits and vegetables, raw nuts and seeds and naturally fermented foods.
  4. Take time to prepare and enjoy your meal every day !

A balanced and healthy diet does not come from a chart or a book, and yours will not be the same as your neighbor or your partner. Your healthy diet will be a unique balance of all unprocessed foods, including healthy fats, sea salt, and natural sugars. eat more REAL food and enjoy every bite!

Author Bio: Lisa Kilgour . I love the power of food and my passion is to educate people about healthy eating and the way to optimal health. I am a registered holistic nutritionist, owner, a speaker wellness, nutrition expert and writer living in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, BC. As a specialist in digestive health and bowel connection / brain that help customers across North America learn to use your diet to feel better.


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