Diets come and go. Trends do the same. What doesn’t come and go is healthy eating. Yet, with all the hype of the latest diet craze, one is left to wonder what is healthy.
Enter The Food Codes™. The Food Codes is all about eating according to what your body requires.
A Change to Whole Food Plant-Based Eating
Over the last decade, there has been quite a shift to plant-based eating. Some people eat no animal products while some may eat small amounts of eggs, dairy, meat, poultry or seafood. Many are choosing this way of eating because of their love of animals. Others choose plant-based eating strictly for health reasons. And still others, for both reasons.
Regardless of why one chooses a wholefood plant-based eating protocol, the number one concern is getting enough nutrition like minerals, protein and vitamins.
Amazingly, you can get a sufficient supply of most nutrients you need when you eat a variety of plant-based foods.
Variety is the Spice of Life … and your Health
If you only eat one type of green vegetable and one type of fruit, you are headed for trouble.
However, if you have a variety of foods in your diet, you will do great. Although I use the word diet, don’t view a plant-based protocol as a diet per se. The people who choose this type of eating see it as a lifestyle rather than something they do for a short period of time to lose weight.
What is Plant-Based Eating?
Let’s start with what a whole-foods, plant-based diet lifestyle actually is.
Whole food plant-based eating stresses eating the whole food with very little processing. Processing robs nutrients from food, like the process of refining flour and sugar. It emphasizes whole,minimally processed plant foods. This protocol limits animal products to small amounts or avoids them.
The focus is mainly on plants, including vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, seeds and nuts, which would make up the majority of what you eat.
How Does Plant-Based Fit into The Food Codes?
Like any food you choose to eat, you can simply muscle test the various choices available. As you dig deep into plant-based eating, you’ll find you have a lot of choices. The best part is, if you do want to lose weight, you don’t ever have to count calories. Simply test which foods are best and how much of that food is best for you. You’ll find you eat less and are more satisfied eating a whole food mostly plant-based diet.
Choose Organic When Possible
Due to the way foods are grown, organic and locally grown is often the best choice. Organic minerals are obtained from plants, and are more easily absorbed by the body’s cells than inorganic ones. This is one of the reasons why good fruits and vegetables are so beneficial for our bodies.
Of course, if organic is not available, don’t let that stop you from consuming fruits and vegetables. Always muscle test for the best foods for you of the foods that are available.
The bottom-line is this, you can eat according to The Food Codes while eating a plant-based protocol. You’re likely to feel incredible when you respond to what your body needs when it comes to vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, seeds and nuts.
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