I was just reading an article by Dr. Mercola and came across this:
“As a species, we once ate a complex unrefined wild diet consisting of a wide variety of plant and animal foods rich in phytonutrients, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Now, our monotonous diet triggers different and diseased patterns of gene expression.
The USDA reports that the top nine foods eaten by Americans are:
Whole cow”s milk 2 percent milk Processed American cheese White bread White flour White rolls Refined sugar Colas Ground beef
All of these foods are foreign to our genome that evolved on a Paleolithic diet. This mono diet creates altered patterns of gene expression that lead to disease, including food allergy or sensitivity.”
Whew! That list completely overwhelmed me. I am amazed (although it is not really a shock) that these are Americans’ top foods. Where are the greens, the fresh fruit, anything that is not processed? In this holiday season I ask you all, for your health, to make home-cooked meals and to add one ingredient that is new for you – and not processed! Nourish yourself as you celebrate and see how it changes your world.