Healthy Eating Doesn’t Have to be Complicated
by Don Bennett, DAS
How many of us have wanted to be healthier, and have adopted a healthier lifestyle, only to find that the way we were taught to prepare our food was involved. Well folks, it doesn’t have to be. Food preparation can be as simple or as complex as you like, but many people who’ve been looking for a healthy diet have been introduced to an overly complex array of recipes, some of which are heralded as being necessary for healing and optimal health. In my experience, vibrant health doesn’t require a lot of fuss in the kitchen.
There’s an old expression, “The simpler thy meals, the healthier thee shall be”. There are a couple of reasons for this. For one thing, the less time-consuming it is, the more likely you are to stick with healthy food prep; and the longer you stick with it, the healthier you get. Also, the less ingredients in a meal, the easier it is to digest; and the easier your digestion, the less energy it requires, thus more energy is available for healing and maintaining health (the energy I’m referring to should not be confused with the energy that comes from the fuel in food expressed in calories).
There are many misconceptions regarding what we humans should be eating. Some folks are under the impression that cow milk products are needed for good health, yet dairy products contribute to some of the most devastating diseases we face today. Some people are told, in a very convincing manner, about eating high-protein-low-carb, while others speak highly of high-carb-low-protein. When you have one book and expert saying one thing, and another book and expert saying the opposite, it’s no wonder so many people give up trying to find the truth and continue to eat the way they’ve always eaten.
It is impossible in the limited space we have here to explain in detail the ways in which one can simplify their diet (and thus their life). In general the more fresh, whole, ripe, undamaged (uncooked), organically grown fruits and vegetables you get into your body, and the less cooked food you consume, the healthier you’ll be. Eating not on a time-table, but only when truly hungry helps prevent over-eating, which by itself does wonders for your health.
If you like sprouting and soaking and marinating and spending tons of time in the kitchen preparing dishes, that’s fine; just know that it isn’t necessary in order to be healthy or to partake of meals that are simply delicious.
This article is proudly brought to you courtesy of Mewsum Wong of Raw Food Asia.
Don Bennett is an insightful, reality-based author, and health creation counselor who uses the tools in his toolbox – like logic, common sense, critical thinking, and independent thought – to figure out how to live so you can be optimally healthy. Don shares his enlightening and empowering information through his articles and books available at health101.org