The diet of Americans has changed dramatically since pioneer days .
We live in a “fast food” society and eta processed and packaged foods which contain sugar, food coloring, flavors, chemicals, additives and pesticides.
We drink beverages that are loaded with sugar, phosphated, caffeine, food colors, aspartame and other additives.
Although changing your diet won’t be easy, you will improve significantly even dramatically when you make the changes suggested on below.
Foods and drinks containing sugar, and those containing food colors, phosphates, aspartame and other additives and flavors. Processed and packaged foods containing hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated vegetable oil and other “bad fats”
Eat tomatoes, onions, celery, cabbage, cauliflower and asparagus. Also, try some of the many other vegetable which are available, including snow peas, radishes, peppers, jicama, kale, brussels sprouts, cucumbers, okra and bell pepper.
And if you aren’t struggling with weight problems, rotate baked Irish potatoes and sweet potatoes and more legumes. After you have been on the diet for about three weeks, you may experiment with fruits if you are doing well. But do it cautiously, with only a small portion once a day. Then you can feel your way along.
You may also try whole grains in limited amounts don’t overload. Also diversify your diet with the grain alternatives amaranth and quinoa.
Fish. Choose ocean fish, including cod, haddock, flounder, grouper, pollock and snapper, as they are less apt to contain toxic pollutants, if they are caught away from the shore. Also shrimp, lobster, crab and oyster.
Meats. Wild game, chicken, beef, pork, lamb especially lean meats from animals who haven’t been treated with hormones.
Buy “expelled pressed” vegetable oils which are organically grown and unrefined. They are available in health food stores and in some supermarkets. Olive oil is also excellent oil to use in cooking. Get flax oil and/or organically grown flax seeds from your health food store. Look for “organically produced” chemically uncontaminated meats, fruits, vegetables and grains.
Be an informed consumer. Read magazines, books you will find in health food stores.