Contemplating what to have for your New Year’s resolution? How about adopting a new way of eating that will slow signs of aging, help prevent cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, chronic fatigue syndrome, MS, you name it.
This is what Dr. Weston Price found when he went around the world in the 1940's looking at the diets of the last indigenous people on earth and they had no tooth decay and no degenerative diseases (like cancer). If you want to learn more, there is a web page http://www.westonaprice.org
All studies show eating a low carb diet with lots of leafy greens and multi colored veggies is the best diet in the world for slowing signs of aging, avoiding cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, chronic fatigue syndrome, MS, you name it. Get rid of processed foods and anything with sugar added.
Eat food grown the way God intended, without chemicals, with great soil (to get your vitamins and minerals), and absolutely no GMO’s. To know for sure this is how it is grown, grow it yourself or buy from a farmer you have visited and trust. Join a CSA (to find one near you, visit http://www.localharvest.org ). Organic at the store is the next best thing.
You can grow in small spaces and pots. You don’t need much room. It doesn’t take more time than grocery shopping or eating out. Seeds are cheap (you can even get them for free from friends, neighbors or the veggies you get from the store). A 6’ by 6’ plot, planted right, will grow most of what you need for produce for most of the year. This small of an area will grow $500 worth of produce if only doing a traditional 2 season garden. Stretch it to a 4 season garden and the benefit goes up.
As soon as you pick a vegetable, it begins to die. Some vegetables lose 90% of their nutritional value in a week. The most nutritious will be that which is just picked, grown in soil that is rich in organic matter and minerals.
Truly, God created the heavens, the earth and all living plants and creatures perfectly. He created the plants and animals to sustain us and give us everything we need. We should remember that and eat food that is as close to its natural, fresh state as possible to feed our bodies the perfect nutrition.
Eat well, live well.