I am very often asked, “Why shall I eat vegan and plant-based to stay healthy and fit? Why must the food be organic and best quality? Why starch free?” and so on … Quite simply: it is the best you can do for your body and for your health! No matter if you suffer from an illness or if you are healthy. There is no question that it is of major importance to follow the diet if you are ill.
I subsumed the most frequently asked items below. If there are more things that should be better explained please let me know.
Why shall I eat …
organic? – eating organically grown foods is the only way to avoid the cocktail of chemical poisons present in commercially grown food, there are some fruits and vegetables that contain the most pesticides if they are not organic: apples, strawberries, tomatoes, grapes, spinach, celery, cucumber, bell peppers, kale/collard greens …
raw? – when cooking or baking vegetables and fruits one destroys enzymes, vitamins, nutrients, amino acids and antioxidants – any of them most important for the digestion, for the immune system and for our health, when eating or drinking raw fruits and vegetables (smoothies, salads, pestos) your body gets the whole benefit and is able to become or to stay healthy.
green leafy vegetables? – as long as they are raw (in green smoothies, in salads, pestos etc) green leafy vegetables are a great addition to your diet and offer countless health benefits, they are full of vitamins, minerals and disease-fighting phytochemicals (“phyto” is Greek and means “plant”).
alkaline? – diseases only develop in an acid body, that is why one should prefer to eat alkaline food, to find out how acid one is, one can make a test with litmus paper, your body is balanced for a reading of 7,30 or above, a reading below 7 is acid!
starch free? – any carbohydrate and starch produces sugar in your body, by the way, the process still starts in your mouth!!!, the more carbohydrates and starch you eat the less benefit for your body, the negative side effect: it becomes fat and turns out as adiposity, another negative side effect: if there is a tumor in the body or the prostate is too big, avoid totally eating starch! Tumors and prostate love eating sugar and grow immensely when getting it.
One has much to consider and to keep in mind, I know. But it is worth the trouble when one wants to stay fit, slim and healthy or – much more important – to become healthy again!