Healthy Eating: A Research Review

The HealthWorks doctors took a look at the recent health documentary, What the Health, and compared the claims to what research has to say about our diets.

1) Just eat real food.  If you don’t know what the ingredients are on the label—IT’S NOT REAL FOOD.

2) Farming practices greatly influence the quality of food you consume.

3) Eat organic or locally grown fruits and vegetables and eat more of them! https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary.php#.WcqEKbKGMd4

4) Never consume genetically modified foods.  http://www.ewg.org/research/shoppers-guide-to-avoiding-gmos?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgv32sqfD1gIVE2t-Ch0Xvwp1EAAYASAAEgJAxfD_BwE#.WcqEgrKGMd4

5)  Choose uncured processed meat products.

6)  Choose low-mercury fish like: Anchovies, Catfish, Clam, Crab, Crawfish, Croaker (Atlantic), Flounder, Haddock, Hake, Herring, Mackerel (North Atlantic, Chub), Mullet, Oyster, Pollock, Salmon, Sardine, Scallop, Shrimp, Sole, Squid, Trout, Whitefish.

7)  Eat a moderate amount of quality protein.  2-4 ounces daily is healthy and easier on digestion.

8)  Reduce simple carbohydrate intake and have a low complex carbohydrate intake.  Note:  eliminating an entire food group is not only necessary unless you are suffering from a particular health crisis.  Ex:  Autoimmune disorders have shown to heal with the elimination of grains and nightshade vegetables and those with seizures show almost complete remission of episodes following a ketogenic (very high fat) diet.

9) Drink ½ your body weight in ounces (no need to exceed a gallon/day) of clean, filtered water.

Here are links to some of the articles mentioned in the video:

 

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