By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness
April 7, 2017
- If you’re not eating these foods, you’re at risk of early death
- Your most powerful weapon against the Grim Reaper
- Eat for your life!
Here’s some startling news for you: Nearly half of all deaths from heart disease, stroke and diabetes here in the U.S. are associated with poor eating habits.
But it’s not just because folks are eating too much bad food. In many cases, they just aren’t getting enough healthy foods in their diet.
People who are dying from these cardio/metabolic disorders aren’t enjoying enough meals that include vegetables and seafood. They’re also not eating sufficient amounts of nuts, seeds and fruits.
At the same time, they’re consuming way too much salt, sugar and processed meat.
On a stand-alone basis, each and every one of these factors accounts for between 7 and 9 percent of all deaths from heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Altogether, this amounts to over 300,000 deaths in single year that are directly linked to food.
I think you’ll agree with me that this news is very scary.
It’s also a wake-up call; an express statement that you have the power to take control of your health and save your own life!
Food: Your Most Powerful Weapon against the Grim Reaper
I always say that food is life. Put plenty of the right foods in your body and health, energy and vitality will follow.
Conversely, when you ignore the life-giving benefits of food, you’re body will give out on you long before you’re ready. You’ll literally invite death and disease to your door.
The most powerful medicine in your food arsenal is a wide variety of fresh, organic, plant-based foods. These natural foods are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and other compounds that have a positive influence on your health.
They also activate genes that protect against heart disease and diabetes. But that’s not all. In addition, fresh plant-based foods can turn on genes that inhibit tumor growth, protect your mitochondria, stop inflammation and keep Alzheimer’s disease at bay.
However, eating too much salt, sugar and processed meats has just the opposite effects. These foods shut down expression of genes that protect you, and activate ones that have a negative influence on your health.
Eat for Your Life!
Nobody eats a perfect diet. And anyone who sets their standards too high will likely fail. We all have a few foods that are hard to stay away from.
So here’s what I recommend.
Eat plenty of healthy fruits, veggies, beans, nuts and seeds every day. Keep your proteins (clean-sourced fish, meat, etc.) to about 13% of your daily diet. Choose wild-caught fish over meat as often as possible… and feel free to use extra virgin olive oil liberally.
Do this 90% of the time and you’ll automatically be eating more of the foods that activate health-preserving genes and protect against disease.
The other 10% of the time, have a little fun. Eat something you really enjoy. (Take time to savor it, and it will be all the more satisfying.)
In other words, make sure the overwhelming majority of your food is life-giving, not life-robbing.
Once you make these habits a regular part of your life, you’ll notice a huge difference in the way you look and feel. You’ll probably even start losing a little weight. And you’ll definitely have a much better chance of living a longer and healthier life.
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