If you want to live a long life, you have to eat the right foods. Every seven years we become essentially new people, because in that time, every cell in your body has been replaced by a new cell. What you eat is what you become. This healthy food list is going to show you what foods are good to eat and what are not.
What not to eat
Before we go to good food, we have to figure out what’s bad food.
- Processed foods – Anything that is processed should be gone from your life, if you can’t find that food in the wild you’re not eating it.
- Dairy – Dairy products should be given up, we are the only species in the world that drinks another animals milk, usually milk is for newborns, until they get the ability to eat hard food. Overall, about 65% of people experience some form of lactase intolerance as they age past infancy.
- Meat, Fish and Eggs – Biologically humans are herbivores, the small intestines are 10-11 times our body length, the ph of our stomach is 4-5 similar to a herbivore. We are not adept to efficiently consume meat products. Carnivores eat meat raw, humans have to cook meat to even be able to consume it. That means it’s processed and not good for optimal health.
What to eat
- Tender leafy greens (Dandelion greens, Watercress, Spinach, organic Lettuce, Kale other naturally found in the wild tender leafy greens)
- Fruits and vegetables with water content (Mango, Melons, Orange, Papaya, Peach, Cherries, Watermelon, Limes, Lemons, Cucumber, organic Tomato, Plum, Zucchini, other water based naturally found in the wild fruits and vegetables)
- Apples and Pears
- Dates and Raisins, Figs
- Fat containing fruits (Avocado, Coconut)
- Bell Peppers
- Mushrooms (all, except Shitake)
- Sea Vegetables (wakame/dulse/arame/hijiki/nori)
- Nuts and seeds (Brazil Nuts, Hemp Seeds, Walnuts, Chia seeds, Flax Seeds)
- Pseudo grains, but actually seed (Quinoa, Buckwheat)
- Grains (Spelt, Rye, Wild Rice, Brown Rice)
- Garbanzo Beans and other beans
Most of these foods have been around for centuries, and you can find them in the wild. Some foods are modified, striped of their nutritional value, because it’s much cheaper and has a longer shelf life. For example wheat, wheat’s ancestor is spelt, when you strip the nutrients and fiber out of spelt you get wheat.
In my opinion these foods mentioned above are good to eat, because I digest them easily. We have a huge problem in our modern society, our bodies are tricked, usually when something tastes good it’s probably good for you, that applies to natural food, however in today’s world, we cannot trust our taste buds. From an early age we eat food that taste good, but the flavor is artificially enhanced with chemicals and our tongue get’s reprogrammed. If you stop eating these tasty foods and eat vegetables for a few month’s you’ll get used to the taste and it won’t be as bad. My point is we are out of touch with our own bodies.
Check It For Yourself
Our bodies are deeply connected with our mind and nervous system. If you put your hand into a fire, your nerves will send messages to the brain and then the reflex kicks in. It works in a similar way with digesting. If you eat one type of food and feel bad or heavy after eating it, it’s probably bad for you or the food combination is not correct. But these days it’s not that simple because there are chemicals and hormones in the foods we eat, we even get addicted to these foods and crave them. So, to really feel the effects of digesting you have to detox. Detox is basically eating alkaline fruits, vegetables and drinking water for a couple of weeks(depends). After a detox try eating some food from the what not to eat group and you will feel bad (really listen and feel what your body is telling you). You can try this method for all the foods and see how your body reacts.
If you want to learn more about this topic, I recommend reading Food and Healing.
It’s an older book, but it talks about the most important aspects of health and food.
If you haven’t figured it out yet, what you consume is extremely important and it can affect many aspects of your life. Remember this is not a diet it’s a lifestyle. If you have to ease into it, start slowly adding and changing your eating habits. Good luck!