What the Healthiest People In the World Eat

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How can we eat healthier? Follow the example of some of the healthiest people in the world…

When it comes to eating healthy, despite all of our access to food, Americans are pretty far down on the ladder. In fact, most of us eat much less healthily than even our grandparents.

Much attention is paid to what we should eat to lose weight – in fact, one could even say it has become a national obsession – when all we really need to do is eat a truly healthy diet. If we can master this, the whole weight issue will be much less of a problem in the first place.

So how do we eat healthier? Are there models of healthy eating that we should follow?

One interesting model to look at is the eating habits of indigenous peoples studied by Dr. Weston Price. Author, dentist, and researcher, Dr. Price traveled to a number of remote societies throughout the world to research how diet impacted dental health. However, the results he found have much further-reaching implications for our health and longevity in general.

Here are a few lessons he learned from the healthiest people in the world:

…Dr. Price went to some of the most remote areas in the world to investigate.  He observed perfect dental arches, minimal tooth decay, and overall excellent health in those groups of people who ate their indigenous foods.

He also found when these people were introduced to modern foods (such white flour, sugar, refined vegetable oils, and canned goods) signs of degeneration quickly became quite evident.

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Dr. Price documented this ancestral wisdom including hundreds of photos in his book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration.

So the short answer is avoid modern processed foods….

Dr. Price took samples of the foods the people ate and had them analyzed for nutritional content.  A simple and stunning result was that the indigenous diets contained 4 to 10 times as much nutrition as a typical modern diet.

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Most Americans today don’t even eat half of the RDAs (recommended daily allowances), which are popularly believed to constitute a nutritious diet.

It is well established that the nutritional content of foods grown by conventional agribusiness has been declining for many decades….

Currently, there are very few foods in the supermarkets or restaurants that have any significant nutrition in them. ………………………………………

So how can you afford to be healthy?  The primary sources for nutritionally dense foods are dedicated, local, small farmers; or growing it yourself….

Check out the full article at TheGrowNetwork.com

 

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