The #1 MOST important diet tip EVER

The BEST Way to Eat a Truly Healthy Diet for a Lean Body and Disease Prevention. This article might surprise some people… because most people don’t view nutrition in this way that I’m about to explain. Instead most people get thoroughly confused about nutrition and calories, protein, carbs, fat, diet foods, low-fat, low-cholesterol, low-carb, healthy label claims, vegetarian, raw foods, etc, etc. However, if you view nutrition in this way that I’ll explain below, it solves every single confusion about nutrition that you could ever have. I will warn you though, this is very BIG PICTURE thinking, and it helps explain a lot about the human body when you think about things this way. Ok, the #1 MOST important aspect about nutrition involves the study of ARCHAEOLOGY (and anthropology)! What the heck am I talking about? Well, let’s dig in… Yes, everything about the human body that is either healthy or bad for us currently, all stems from hundreds of thousands, or even millions of years of evolution and how the human body adapted to everything around us, including food, exercise, our environment (city vs nature), and lots more. We know from archaeological records that our current human species (homo sapiens) originated approximately 200,000 years ago… however, our close cousins (ancestors prior to homo sapiens), such as homo erectus, date as far back as several million years. If you study evidence about what our ancestors ate, it gives obvious clues about how the human digestive system evolved and what are the healthiest foods for us to eat in today’s world. This obviously explains why relatively new chemicals and food types (that humans were NEVER meant to ingest) cause so many health problems, such as artificial sweeteners, HFCS and other corn derivatives, white bread and other refined grain products, refined oils such as soybean and unhealthy canola oils, and so on. Now this discussion could get pretty involved and encompass an entire book, so let me give some important statements to best summarize this: 1. Despite what you’ll hear from extreme vegans, extreme raw foodists, and other believers in “extreme” types of diets that eliminate entire portions of the historical human diet, the human digestive system evolved to eat a mixture of plants and animal foods (yes, we evolved as omnivores), as well as a mixture of raw food AND cooked food. I know, I know… You’ll get heated debate about both of these topics…meat eating vs veganism, and raw foodism… however, it’s historical FACT that our current species (and historical ancestors back over a million years ago) in almost every culture around the world, ate at least some % of plant-animal food combination and raw food / cooked food combination (even if it was at different times of the day, or even different times of the year). Some cultures, such as the Inuit of the arctic and several tribes in Africa, thrived in stellar health on almost an entirely animal-based diet, and other cultures around the world thrived on almost an entirely plant-based diet… But all cultures generally had some mixture of plant and animal foods, even if the amount of animal food was small in some cultures, or the amount of plant food was small in other cultures. Similarly, virtually every culture around the world has also historically consumed BOTH raw foods and cooked foods in differing amounts of each… but there’s no real evidence of societies thriving on 100% raw food diets. But what about the argument that raw foodists make claiming that all animals in nature eat 100% raw foods, but humans are the only species that eats cooked food… Well, there’s a simple explanation for that… humans were the ONLY species with a well developed enough brain to understand how to control fire and therefore cook our food… And since we’ve been cooking a portion of our foods for the entire existence of our species (200,000 years) as ...
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