In this article let’s talk a bit about being more practical and less overly consumed with following the latest crazes and fads in health foods, fruit and salad diet options, and dietary choices. As people it’s a very real tendency to easily get over-worked up about things, this can easily happen in the case of wanting to become healthier and choose better dietary choices. Actually, we can drive ourselves crazy when becoming over-consumer or compulsive about our diet and that can also work again us. I discovered this when I went on a total fruit-only diet for a number of months and most of my top teeth and molars became loose and infected. I clearly went to the extreme, and ended out eliminating important foods in my diet that created a new threat. So, I learned to experiment, do the research and be practical.
Exclusively Fruits Diet vs Inclusive Fruit and Veggie Diet Plus
Eating a high fruit and vegetable diet, along with the research I’ve read from a number of natural doctors and health-food advocates, is possible if done correctly. If the diet is not suitable for you, and your body needs particular nutrients that aren’t found in fruits and vegetables alone, then at least consider upping your vegetable and fruit intake for your health.
In case you haven’t yet had the opportunity to watch the latest docu-film Forks Over Knives, I would suggest you do so. Not only will this film be an eye-opener for you, but it’s an educational experience that might help you have more conviction about altering any of your current dietary choices. The docu-film presents some leading health experts, natural doctors, who discuss in layman’s terms the scientific evidences for high fruit and veggie diet choices. The fact is that the western diet consumes far too much dairy and meat. The film presents a case for healthful fruits and vegetables diets, better nutrition & diet overall, as the prevention and cure to most of today’s illnesses. You’ll begin to think twice before you quickly run to the pharmacy, or opt only for popping pills to treat your illness.
Questions to Ask Yourself:
- Am I eating too much meat?
- Am I eating the right uncooked, raw fruits and vegetables?
- What’s my stress level? Am I getting enough exercise, sleep, down-time?
If the answers to any of these questions is “No”, or “I don’t think so”, or “I’m not sure”, then it’s time to consider changes.
How to find the Best Diet for You?
- Be practical
Those are some of my own personal guidelines for sifting through the haze of diets and finding the best and most healthful fruit and salad diet choices. You have to experiment and listen to your own body to know what it needs and what fuels it. Next, do the research. Look into a variety of natural health-food nutritionists and doctors; find out what the experts agree on. There are plenty of books and websites that are chock-full of information that will serve you, educate you and help you understand what your body needs nutrient-wise. Last, be practical and prudent. You also have to add your own inherent common sense and innate intelligence in life, that’s a given. Don’t jump off the deep-end when considering fruit and veggie diets, try things in moderation, discern and choose what works for you; stick to the basics and not the latest crazes or fads.