“What should I be eating?” I’m sure this is a question that you have thought about many times. And you have probably also thought that in modern times dietary information is prolific but confusing. I believe that you can eat a healthy diet no matter what dietary style you choose – vegan, vegetarian, meat-eater, paleolithic, etc. An essential healthy diet for humans is comprised of carbohydrates which should predominantly come from lots of vegetables & fruit; protein from animal, fish, nuts, seeds, beans or legumes; fats from fruit (olive, avocado, sesame) or fish. These 3 nutrients are the basic nutritional building blocks of every diet. Looking at Dr. Lori’s Food Pyramid Vegetables & fruits – Veggies & fruit are on the top of my Food Pyramid as these ‘nature’ foods are where you get the bulk of your phytonutrients, fiber, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates which are fuel for our cells. Whatever your dietary style, your diet should be rich in vegetables & fruit. “Eat the Rainbow” & “An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away”! Protein – When it comes to protein, this is where dietary preference varies dramatically from person to person. And that is ok, as-long-as you are healthy. If you do not eat meat or fish, it is important to eat plant sources of protein which are found in nuts, seeds, beans, legumes and grains. Beans & legumes – If you eat beans & legumes – it is important to soak them for 12 hours, thoroughly cook them until tender (preferably in a pressure cooker), chew them well and ensure that you have adequate digestive enzyme levels for digesting them. Grains – Grains are a significant part of the diet for many […]