Recently I have spent time reading up on material on food and what would be best for us.
What I have learned more than anything is that in order for us to truly be healthy, we need to relearn basically everything.
I remember as a child never being a fan of potatoes and bread. I liked meat and vegetables.
I was taught I needed to eat my carbs.
So what did I find out?
More than anything I have discovered that what our body tells us to consume is usually the best diet. That means that when you crave something, you should eat it.
But be aware:
If you crave potatoe chips, it is not the actual chips you are craving. It is the artificial flavors. So when you crave paprika chips, maybe preparing a meal containing paprika for dinner would be the right answer.
Your body doesn´t lie to you, but there is a big food industry financially benefitting from misleading your body into believing their product is what you need.
In addition I have learned that diabetics can live without insulin restricting their diet to meat and vegetables only.
Bread for example is not food. It is filler. It also contains unusually high amounts of salt raising your level beyond what is recommended as daily intake in addition to sugar.
A survey of salt levels was carried out by lobby group Consensus Action on Salt and Health, which is calling for honest labelling and a change in recipes.
The group, which says bread is responsible for a fifth of daily salt intake, surveyed 294 fresh and packaged loaves from supermarkets and in-store bakeries, as well as chain and independent shops.
More than one in four – 28 per cent – contained as much salt, or even more, per slice than the 0.5g in a standard 34.5g packet of Walkers Ready Salted Crisps.
What type of food do you crave and how do you generally feel about your health?
Feel free to leave a comment to let us know what works for you.
Additional information here:
Rather than fill up on potatoes – which have been found to promote weight gain – choose beans for an excellent source of slowly digested carbohydrates. Beans and other legumes such as chickpeas also provide a healthy dose of protein.