Eat Healthy

vegProblem: Processed, genetically engineered foods most Americans eat. (not only do most people not know that most of the food in regular supermarkets is untested genetically engineered food but it also usually contains alot of fat, sugar, cholesterol or salt.)

Solution: Incorporate more nutrient-rich, organic veggies and fruits into your diet.

-In addition to doing Weight Watchers, I’m also currently trying the Engine2 diet and am eating healthier and trying to lower my cholesterol. It basically consists of no dairy, fish or meat (like vegans) plus no oils or any foods with over 25% fat. And try to stay away from overly processed foods. I’ve noticed that alot of food is processed or has hidden ingredients that you wouldn’t think would be in there. So I’m trying to eat naturally and incorporate more veggies/greens into my eating.

-I also recently came across this website about a movie called Processed People that looks interesting.

-Also I heard another author, Dr. Fuhrman in his “Eat for Health” book recommends eating these foods:

HIGH-NUTRIENT FOODS THAT CAN BE EATEN IN UNLIMITED QUANITIES:

LEAFY GREEN VEGETABLES
romaine lettuce, leaf lettuces, kale, collards, Swiss chard, cabbage, spinach, bok choy.

SOLID GREEN VEGETABLES
artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, celery, cucumber, peas, green peppers, string beans, zucchini.

NON-GREEN, HIGH NUTRIENT VEGETABLES
beets, eggplant, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, peppers, water chestnuts, cauliflower, squash, carrots.

BEANS AND LEGUMES
red kidney beans, pinto beans, lentils, black-eyed peas, black beans.

FRESH FRUITS
apples, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, grapefruit, grapes, kiwis, mangoes, nectarines, all melons, oranges, peaches, pears, pineapples, plums, strawberries, tangerines.

Some articles on veganism:
Veganism has no adverse effects on bones
A low fat vegan diet improves diabetes.

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