What is considered healthy eating today?

healthy eating

The definition of Healthy Eating depends on who you talk to.

  • Some of the experts say you should get lots of protein, yet studies have shown that a diet high in protein is not good for you.
  • You have heard dairy is necessary for strong bones but hear that dairy causes a lot of health problems like acne and calcium deficiency.
  • It's the same for eggs, carbs, red meat, poultry, grains, you name it. Some people tell you it's good for you yet there is evidence that eating it will cause many problems.
  • The experts say you have to have "good" fats in your diet but disagree with other experts on what is a "good" fat and how much you should have?
  • Some say you should go organic to prevent getting the pesticides and other chemical but others disagree and think your body can handle these chemicals.

There are about as many different opinions of what healthy eating 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 be eating meat or drinking 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.

Unhealthy Eating Results
  • Today almost one third of young children are overweight.
  • Most don't exercise.
  • 1 out of every 3 children born today will develop diabetes.
  • Over 34 percent of all Americans are obese.
  • Over 80 percent are overweight.
  • By the middle of this century, if the current trend continues, almost all Americans will be overweight.

Obesity 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.

Conventional Wisdom is Wrong

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.

The 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 eating healthy, and you can do it without going on some fad diet. 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 unhealthy eating habits early and continue these unhealthy eating habits today. More importantly, we pass on these bad habits to our children.

The Department of Meat and Cheese

Healthy Eating Pyrami

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.

Since the 60's the USDA told us that for a healthy diet we needed to be eating 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. 

The Meat and Cheese Controversy

According to the Harvard School Of Public Health, eating red meat 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, eating 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.

Eating 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. Continue Reading about an Ideal Diet



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