The promotion of food as commercial products has encouraged eating for taste and pleasure. The understanding of nutrition has been an afterthought for most. Widespread obesity and many other health problems are the clear indicators of this.
Overeating clogs the system, especially the heavier cooked animal proteins and fats. Sugar and refined starches are low-grade, unhealthy products. Food sources should be high quality, organically-grown, minimally cooked, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, with small amounts of meat or eggs if desired.
Our meals should be simple and modest. If you feel "stuffed" after eating, you probably ate far more than needed. Eat when hungry, and as little as possible of good things. Food may be hard to come by at some point. Start training by getting by on less of it. Chewing slowly and thoroughly, the hunger signal is likely to dissipate rapidly, with less eaten.
60% to 80% of the diet should alkaline-forming foods, depending on the season. 75% or more should be raw. Some combinations of food impair digestion, with less nutrients derived from the food.
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