2011 The New Food Rules!



Foods, same with eating, have become complicated these past few years. People rely too much on experts to tell what people should eat – diet books, doctors, media, and health claims on food packages and government advisories. However, after some realization to the supposedly complicated on food intake, it pointed to the fact that it is not complicated after all. In fact, it can be simplified in seven words: “Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants.


Here are simple rules for eating well:

RULE #1: EAT FOOD
  • This is easier said than done. With all the 17,000 new food products that comes out every year vying for your hard earned money. However, most of these foods do not deserve to be in the same category as Food – you may call them edible items such as substances. They are mostly composed of processed concoctions that no ordinary consumer would keep in his pantry. Nowadays, it is a challenge to eat foods that comes down to picking real food and avoiding industrial concoctions.

RULE #2: EAT FOOD THAT WILL EVENTUALLY ROT
  • Food processing began as a way to extend the food’s life shelter by protecting it from bacteria and fungi. This is usually done by making the food less appealing to these creatures by removing all the nutrients that attracts them. The more processed your food is, the longer the shelf life, the less healthy and nutritious the food will be.

Remember that real food is alive so like humans and all other living things, it will soon die. However, there are exceptions like the honey. Honey has a shelf life that can last a century. Also take note that most of the immortal food-like substances are placed in the middle aisle of the supermarket.

RULE #3: EAT YOUR COLOURS
  • A good example of a healthy plate is it features several different colors. Why? The different colors of many vegetables reflect the various antioxidant phytochemicals they contain like polyphenols, anthocyanins, carotenoids and flavonoids to name a few. Many of these chemicals aide in protecting you from any chronic diseases; however, each may give protection in just a slightly different way. So the best way to be fully protected is to eat a meal that contains as many different kinds of phytochemicals as possible.

RULE #4: THE WHITER THE BREAD, THE SOONER YOU WILL DIE
  • As far as your body is concerned, white flour is not too different from sugar. It gives the body none of the good things like B vitamins, fiber and healthy fats. Large spikes of glucose in our body causes inflammatory and may wreck havoc on your insulin metabolism. So you must start eating whole grains and try avoiding white flour.

RULE #5: PAY MORE, EAT LESS
  • If you spend more in better foods, you will probably eat less and treat it with more care. Choose quality over quantity, as the old saying goes: “It is better to pay your grocer than your doctor”.

RULE #6: AVOID FOODS THAT CONTAIN MORE THAN 5 INGREDIENTS
  • The more ingredients in a packaged food you buy, the more processed it probably is.




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3 Respones to "2011 The New Food Rules!"

Paul said...

Hi,

I like the food rules you shared here. Everyone is so eager to go on a diet nowadays to lose weight. For me, we should actually eat right not only to lose weight but for our body to be healthy as well. I think your rules here are very much applicable in my quest to eat right and healthy. :)


September 14, 2011 at 9:40 PM
Kristina L. said...

Hello!
My first visit to your blog. I liked your gravatar and noticed it among comments on one blog (bobandrosemary), so I decided to pay you a visit. Good enough explanation? Hope you don't mind, as I am not sorry I made this decision.
I agree we should eat food that will eventually get rotten, since it is a sign such food is healthy (apart from honey that can last long, true).
Choosing quality over quantity is one of the best things we can do for our health. After all, we all have just one life to live.


September 15, 2011 at 3:58 PM
Admin said...

Hello Kristina

Thanks for paying a visit to my blog, I really appreciate it.


September 15, 2011 at 4:36 PM

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