Thursday, April 15, 2010
High GI Foods Linked to Female Heart Disease
We started seriously cutting back on all forms of sugar and refined carbohydrate about a year ago. Now we have progressed to the point that even whole wheat flour is a treat. This was done to reduce blood glucose since that is beneficial in regard to cancer. According to this study it is also a good idea for women that are concerned about heart disease.
The more I read about nutrition the more I realize that there really is only one diet that is optimal no matter what health condition you are focused on. That is a whole food plant based diet. We struggled at the beginning to eat this way 100% of the time. Initially we followed the 90/10 rule that Dr. Fuhrman talks about in "Eat to Live". However we found that including the 10% was harder than going 100%. By allowing ourselves those little treats we weren’t weaning our bodies off of the toxic substances. Now when we occasionally eat out the food seems oily (even when it isn’t by American standards) and we don’t enjoy eating out like we used to. It is amazing how much our tastes have changed in a relatively brief period of time.
If any of you are thinking of trying to change your diet to a whole food plant based diet and want some tips please feel free to ask me. I am happy to share what I have learned on this journey. It was tough at first, but now it is an easy lifestyle to follow.