The definition of Healthy Eating depends on who you talk to.
There are about as many different opinions of what a healthy diet is as there are people. You know what they say about opinions, everybody's got one. Well, in my opinion, all opinions are wrong.
There are also about as many different diet plans out there as there are opinions, many of which are dangerous. That is why you have to get educated and make these decisions on your own.
It's not easy to get to the truth either. There are so many conflicting recommendations out there it gets confusing. At least it is until you look at where the money is. Most opinions have money behind them. Do you think the beef or dairy industry is going to say not to eat meat or drink milk?
I read an article recently about how people that were lactose intolerant should drink milk so they could get their calcium. Am I missing something? Lactose intolerant, drink milk? If you didn't want to drink milk you could always eat cheese. It was written by a registered dietitian. Got to be right huh. Oh yeah, this dietitian was on some kind of dairy council. Not that that would have influenced her opinion in any way.
is not just a cosmetic issue; it also causes a myriad of diseases such
as cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep disorders, sleeping alone and more.
More importantly, it reduces the longevity of life, although if you're sleeping alone that might not be such a bad thing. It is also very
preventable just by healthy eating.
If you listen to most of the medical community today, you have to take
medications to control blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes and many
more. Weight loss is now treated with surgery and/or drugs. That all means money in their pocket.
fact is you can eat to lose weight, reduce your blood pressure, control
diabetes, lower your cholesterol levels and prevent cancer and heart
disease. All without drugs, just by healthy eating, and you can do it
without going on a diet and starving yourself. That means money in your pocket.
We are taught from an early age to eat mostly the wrong kinds of food. Although you might have been told to eat your vegetables, you probably got mac and cheese, cookies, cake, spaghetti, hamburgers, pizza and other not so healthy foods on a regular basis, especially if you ate at school.
You developed bad eating habits early and continue these bad habits today. More importantly, we pass on these habits to our children.
In school we are taught to read, write, do math, taught a little science, taught how we are supposedly destroying the environment. And we are taught wrong about nutrition and healthy eating thanks to the USDA.
the 60's the USDA told us that for a healthy diet we needed to eat
plenty of meat and cheese with a little bit of grains and veggies.
Probably because they were actually advertising for the beef and dairy
industries. The USDA actually got their info from scientists on the beef and dairy industry payrolls.
In 1992 they changed to their Food Pyramid so they could give serving suggestions. In 2005 they changed again to the MyPyramid which was vague and confusing and then in 2011 to the MyPlate.
Although they promote eating more vegetables and fruits, they still promote a diet that includes meat and dairy.
According to the Harvard School Of Public Health, red meat consumption is linked to heart disease and cancer. According to the senior author “This study provides clear evidence that regular consumption of red meat, especially processed meat, contributes substantially to premature death”.
Contrary to popular belief,
dairy actually is linked to an increase in osteoporosis, or a decrease
in bone mass due to decreased calcium in the blood stream. It does not
promote healthy bones, it does the opposite. More on that later.
Cheese is probably worse. It contains saturated fat and cholesterol which have been shown to promote heart disease and cancer. It also contains a form of morphine, which makes it addictive.
What the “Experts” say
Many doctors don't recommend an ideal diet. The average doctor only gets about 4 hours of nutritional training during med school. How would they know what an ideal diet is? Most dieticians don't recommend an ideal diet because they too have been taught wrong or are on some kind of dairy or pork fat council.
Even The American Diabetes Association says "Diabetes is a chronic disease that has no cure." For a lot of Americans, it can be cured just by changing how they eat. Just by healthy eating. They just don't get that information from the "experts" on diabetes. How would the experts make any money by telling you to cure your disease by changing your diet? If you want real healthy diet tips, don't ask anyone that is making money from some product or procedure.
There is so much wrong information given out today by so called "Experts" it is no wonder heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's and so many other diseases are on the rise. Almost all of which could have been prevented or treated with an ideal diet and healthy eating. Healthy weight loss is possible so is healthy disease reversal.
"Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint."