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The #1 MOST Important Diet Lesson You Will EverLearn | Truth about Abs ReviewThe BEST Way to Eat a Truly Healthy Diet for a Lean Body and Disease Preventionby Mike Geary, Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Personal TrainerAuthor of best-seller: The Truth About Six Pack AbsThis article might surprise some people... because most people dont view nutrition in this way that Imabout to explain. Instead most people get thoroughly confused about nutrition and calories, protein,carbs, fat, diet foods, low-fat, low-cholesterol, low-carb, healthy label claims, vegetarian, raw foods, etc,etc.However, if you view nutrition in this way that Ill explain below, it solves every single confusion aboutnutrition that you could ever have. I will warn you though, this is very BIG PICTURE thinking, and it helpsexplain a lot about the human body when you think about things this way.Ok, the #1 MOST important aspect about nutrition involves the study of ARCHAEOLOGY (andanthropology)!What the heck am I talking about? Well, lets dig in...Yes, everything about the human body that is either healthy or bad for us currently, all stems fromhundreds of thousands, or even millions of years of evolution and how the human body adapted toeverything around us, including food, exercise, our environment (city vs nature), and lots more.We know from archaeological records that our current human species (homo sapiens) originatedapproximately 200,000 years ago... however, our close cousins (ancestors prior to homo sapiens), suchas homo erectus, date as far back as several million years.If you study evidence about what our ancestors ate, it gives obvious clues about how the humandigestive system evolved and what are the healthiest foods for us to eat in todays world.This obviously explains why relatively new chemicals and food types (that humans were NEVER meant toingest) cause so many health problems, such as artificial sweeteners, HFCS and other corn derivatives,white bread and other refined grain products, refined oils such as soybean and unhealthy canola oils,and so on.Now this discussion could get pretty involved and encompass an entire book, so let me give someimportant statements to best summarize this:
1. Despite what youll hear from extreme vegans, extreme raw foodists, and other believers in "extreme"types of diets that eliminate entire portions of the historical human diet, the human digestive systemevolved to eat a mixture of plants and animal foods (yes, we evolved as omnivores), as well as amixture of raw food AND cooked food.I know, I know... Youll get heated debate about both of these topics...meat eating vs veganism, and rawfoodism... however, its historical FACT that our current species (and historical ancestors back over amillion years ago) in almost every culture around the world, ate at least some % of plant-animal foodcombination and raw food / cooked food combination (even if it was at different times of the day, or evendifferent times of the year).Some cultures, such as the Inuit of the arctic and several tribes in Africa, thrived in stellar health onalmost an entirely animal-based diet, and other cultures around the world thrived on almost an entirelyplant-based diet... But all cultures generally had some mixture of plant and animal foods, even if theamount of animal food was small in some cultures, or the amount of plant food was small in othercultures.Similarly, virtually every culture around the world has also historically consumed BOTH raw foods andcooked foods in differing amounts of each... but theres no real evidence of societiesthriving on 100% raw food diets.But what about the argument that raw foodists make claiming that all animals in nature eat 100% rawfoods, but humans are the only species that eats cooked food...Well, theres a simple explanation for that... humans were the ONLY species with a well developedenough brain to understand how to control fire and therefore cook our food... And since weve beencooking a portion of our foods for the entire existence of our species (200,000 years) as well as ourancestors back several million years, our digestive systems have adapted to eating a portion of our foodcooked.This also explains why acrylamides are more harmful to animals that eat cooked food compared tohumans... since humans have adapted some level of tolerance to acrylamides from eating a partialcooked diet for 100s of thousands of years, but animals have never historically adapted to a cooked fooddiet, and therefore, are more sensitive to acrylamides.If youve never heard of acrylamides, they are formed when the outside of foods are burned duringcooking (such as the browning on breads or other baked goods, browning on deep fried foods, or thecharring of vegetables cooked over a flame, etc) and these compounds are potentially carcinogenic toboth humans and animals. Cooking foods with water, and also using high antioxidant herbs and spices incooking helps reduce acrylamides and protect you against them.
The bottom line... we were designed through evolution to eat a mixture of both plants and animalsas well as cooked and raw foods... But lets clarify an important point in #2 below...2. Although I say that we were meant through evolution to eat an omnivorous diet of both plants andanimals, one thing that we were NEVER meant to eat is factory-farm raised animals, or eggs or milk fromfactory-farm raised animals.Factory farming is an entirely new phenomenon thats still only decades old, so essentially, these types ofmeat products were never meant to be part of the human diet.Chemically (nutritionally), factory-farm animal products are VASTLY different from animal products thatwere raised the way they were meant to live and eat. Examples of these differences can be seenglaringly in the nutrition profiles of grass-fed meats vs grain-fed factory farm meat, free range eggs vsfactory eggs, wild fish vs farmed fish, and so on.Were talking about major differences in omega-3s vs omega-6s, differences in vitamins and minerals,differences in other healthy fats such as CLA, and lots more.So although I dont fully agree with veganism at least from a nutritional standpoint (moral argumentsaside), I also dont agree with our current state of affairs of the majority of our food supply of factory farmraised animal products (at least here in the US, where the condition of the factory farm animals andnutritional quality of the food is horrendous).Thats why I try to not support the factory farm industry as much as possible (which is most meats anddairy in your supermarket) and instead, I try to eat almost solely grass-fed meats from free ranginganimals, wild game, wild fish, eggs from local farmers from free roaming hens, and dairy only from grass-fed cows that are allowed to graze almost entirely on forage.3. Although I point out that many historical cultures around the world thrived on vastly differentpercentages of animal products vs plant products in their diet, here is another type of food that we wereNEVER meant to eat:PROCESSED FOODYes, I know it hurts to hear it, but cakes, cookies, crackers, microwaved meals, chips, sodas, granolabars, sugary sports drinks or energy drinks, and 1000s of other products that line our supermarketshelves were never meant to be part of the human diet, so its obvious why it causes so many healthproblems for us.
This gets back to what I always say about trying to include as many "1-ingredient" foods as you can inyour diet if you want to eat like we were meant to eat."1-ingredient" foods means healthy meats, eggs, nuts, seeds, beans, tubers, fruits, andveggies. Its really that simple.4. Ok, this one starts to get a little controversial... but, remember that agriculture is also a relatively newphenomenon in the big picture of the human diet when you expand far back in history a couple of millionyears. And when Im talking about agriculture, Im mostly talking about the massive influx of grain-based foods into the human diet that occurred with the invention of agriculture.The mass production of grains through agriculture is only a few thousand years old... Compare that to ourancestors historical existence as hunter-gatherers as far back as a couple of million years, and ourcurrent species (homo sapiens) 200,000-year history as hunter-gatherers.If you think about it, as hunter-gatherers, we would have had very limited access to grains, and theywould have encompassed a very small % of our historical calorie intake, since they werent massproduced and processed. Instead, we thrived on mostly game meats (including the organ meats, wheremost of the micro-nutrients are found), wild fish and seafood, eggs, nuts, seeds, beans, tubers, fruits,and veggies.From this perspective, grains probably never accounted for more than 1-3% of our historical calorieintake... and as you know from one of my recent articles, currently our modern processed diet that theaverage person eats consists of 67% of total calories from grains such as corn, soy, and wheat andtheir derivatives... now THATS a shocking revelation in why our entire food supply is backwards, andhow that affects your waistline!It also makes you think about how ridiculously wrong our "food pyramid" really is, which promotes the bulkof our food to be eaten from grains.I could go on with more examples, but I think youre seeing the major points here... the most importantaspect to eating a healthy diet that promotes a lean, healthy body is to acknowledge what our ancestorsate throughout the millions of years of evolution.And that certainly wasnt processed "diet foods" with fancy label claims deceiving you into thinking theyrehealthy... instead, it was the 1-ingredient foods I listed above, eaten in a combination of raw food andcooked food.A couple final thoughts on how to fit these suggestions into your healthy eating plan:
1. Try to become a "locavore" as much as possible... if you can get local farm-fresh produce, that is themost environmentally and socially responsible, as well as healthy way to get your produce. Research ifyou have farmers markets and farm stands that might be in your area, or deliver to your area.2. Try to choose organic foods as much as possible... but local food will many times trump organic foodthat had to travel thousands of miles to make it to you.3. When choosing meat and eggs, try to choose grass-fed meats as much as possible, free rangechicken, turkey, and pork raised in a humane manner, and eggs from hens that truly roam free outsideinstead of being confined to "chicken factories". Many times, this means making the effort to seek outlocal farms or co-ops that deliver to urban areas. This site is a great source of meats that were raised inthe healthiest manner, and they deliver right to your doorstep: http://healthygrassfed.2ya.comRemember that eating healthy and responsibly doesnt mean eating bland boring food... there are tons ofways to eat in a healthy and socially/environmentally responsible manner, and we describe in depth howto do this in our Fat Burning Kitchen Program.Discover how you can get the best shape of your body. Visit us atwww.truthaboutabsone.com today to know the Truth about Six Pack Abs.