Diets! Short-Term Benefits? Long-Term Dangers!

Diets! Short-Term Benefits, Long-Term Dangers!

 

 

 

 

 

As American culture continues to center itself around convenience, the state of health in this country will continue to decline year after year. The majority of Americans make decisions based solely on utility and convenience. This kind of philosophy has made its way into the health and nutrition world and it is costing peoples lives in the process.

 

There are so many diet fads that are advertised in magazines, doctor’s offices, health food stores, book stores, even on t.v., etc. Majority of these weight loss programs are based on the American convenience philosophy, therefore, enabling you to have your cake and eat it too!! Diets such as the Atkins diet, Dr. Barry Sears’ Zone Diet, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Lean Cuisine, etc., are multiple examples of dieting with pleasure! These diet plans are attractive because of the emphasis placed on the palatable indulgence of eating lots of fat, animal proteins, and junk food.

 

You may experience more energy, weight loss, a better physique, changes in blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels, and other health benefits. However, these food sources do not remineralize, build, repair, regenerate, or nourish your blood and tissues. The ramifications of eating this way increases your chances of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, etc. Over time, your body will become deficient in vitamins and minerals, exhaust digestive and metabolic enzymes, destroy your intestinal environment, making your blood and tissues acidic, therefore, changing your internal environment into a toxic soup!

 

Are the short-term benefits of these weight loss programs worth the potential long-term dangers? The obvious answer is no, but the long-term dangers may not be enough for you or others to stop consuming a diet high in fat, animal protein, and junk food. The foods and meals taste delicious, there are short-term health benefits, and eating healthier for preventative measures does not sound very appetizing. However, what these diet fads often do to people, possibly, yourself, is lead you down a path of perpetual frustration, resentment, and failure! Plus, it requires you to count calories, measure food quantities, and focus on portion control to the point of controlling your everyday life. To make matters worse, the moment you stop the diet, its almost guaranteed that most, if not all, of the weight you lost will come back. This leads to emotional burnout and the option of trying another diet makes you feel exhausted before it even begins.

 

How would you like to stop the calorie counting, portion controlling, weight gain/loss roller coaster? If the answer is yes, here is a way to look at food differently, so that you can eat without guilt, lose weight naturally, and eat a broad range of foods, that leave you nourished, fulfilled, and, as an added bonus, help you to prevent diseases in the process!

 

Looking at the nutrient density of the foods you are consuming is what matters! The more nutrient dense a food is, the higher the levels of minerals, vitamins, phytonutrients, fiber, and enzymes are in the food, moreover, building and repairing your blood/tissues, boosting your immune system, correcting metabolic processes, increasing energy and stamina, increasing sex drive, and the list of benefits goes on and on. So, it is recommended that you consume 80 to 85% of your calories from plant based foods, e.g., fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, sprouts, sprouted grains, and legumes. The list of foods in these categories are very large, so this provides you with a plethora of meal ideas that will not lead to burnout, plus, you can consume large amounts of these plant based foods without the worry of weight gain!! Who knew that you will be able to eat more, have more foods to choose from, never feel deprived, and know that you are preventing disease, all at the same time! Your daily intake of animal based protein should be limited to 10% of your calorie intake daily and 5% should come from good sources of fat. Refer to the “Nutrition” section on TopRateHealth.com for a list of foods, what to eat at each meal, good sources of fat, what types of meat to buy, and recipe ideas to get you started on this new way of eating a nutrient dense lifestyle. Also, click on the link below to read the article, “The Five Core Essentials, For Health and Longevity! This article will continue to enlighten you about optimal health, longevity, and the prevention of disease!!

“The Five Core Essentials, For Health and Longevity” article

Nutrition Section of TopRateHealth.com

 

To Health and Vitality,

 

John Nardozzi, Health and Wellness Coach and Advocate

Too Much Animal Protein and Disease!


When you talk to most physicians, trainers, or nutritionists, they will tell you that the key to sustained weight loss is a diet high in animal protein, moderate to low in carbs, and low in fat. So you begin to eat larger amounts of animal proteins in the form of dairy, chicken, red meat, and fish as the staple of your daily meals. Eating this way will lead to weight loss and lean muscle growth, albeit, what these health professionals are not telling you, is that, a nutrition plan high in animal proteins will lead you down the path towards disease and early aging.

You may be thinking: Well, I have been eating this way and I have seen results, therefore, if it is working, I am gonna keep doing it! Besides weight loss and increased muscle growth or strength/size, ask yourself this question: “Does this kind of eating regimen prevent disease? There are many physicians who specialize in nutrition science that will tell you that eating too much animal protein is toxic for the body and is leading to chronic diseases, i.e. Dr Hiromi Shinya, “The Enzyme Factor;” Dr Colin Campbell, “The China Study;” and Dr Fuhrman, “Eat to Live.” There is a clear connection that a nutrition lifestyle that has animal proteins as the staple food, increases the risk of disease, increased aging, and possibly early death.

So what are the dangers in consuming too much animal protein?

For starters, when you cook these animal foods, they lose their enzymes needed for proper digestion, therefore, animal proteins do not completely digest in your intestinal tract. As you continue to consume dairy and meat, the undigested food begins to accumulate in your colon and begins to decompose. This produces large amounts of toxins, such as, hydrogen sulfide, indole, methane gas, ammonia, histamine, and nitrosamine. In addition to these toxins, free radicals are produced. In order to detoxify these toxins, large amounts of enzymes are exhausted in the liver and intestines.

The amount of protein needed daily is about 1 gram per 2.2lbs of body weight. However, many people consume a lot more than that daily. Over consumption of animal protein will be excreted out of the body via urination, and causes much harm to the body. These excess proteins are converted into amino acids by digestive enzymes in the intestines and are broken down further by the liver before entering the bloodstream. This creates an acidic environment in the bloodstream, therefore, large amounts of calcium are drawn out of your bones and teeth to neutralize the acid. The calcium and oxidized food are then filtered through the kidneys, with the excess protein getting secreted, along with, water and calcium.

As you can see, eating excess animal protein, will eventually make your blood and tissues acidic, exhaust enzymes in the body, de-mineralize bones and teeth, create intestinal problems, increase toxicity, etc. Over time, this pathophysiology of eating this way, will more than likely lead to sickness, disease, or even possibly early death. We are seeing how cardio-vascular disease, diabetes, intestinal and reproductive cancers are all on the rise, and all of them are connected to a diet that consists of too much animal protein.

If you love eating meat and fish, then it is recommended that you consume no more than 4 to 6 ounces daily. Make sure that you are buying fresh wild caught fish and grass fed organic meats. It is also recommended that you take plant based digestive enzymes when you eat meat, so that it will enable you to digest the meat completely, increase fecal elimination, and prevent enzyme exhaustion in the body. Refer to other articles like, “Enzymes and Digestion;” “What are Enzymes and Why We Need To Supplement Them;” and “Enzyme Deficiency Caused By Eating Too Much Cooked Food;” on TopRateHealth.com to learn more about the role of enzymes and health. Also, click on the link below to learn more about Core Health Products and why digestive enzymes can help you in weight loss and better digestion!!

 

To Health, Vitality, and Longevity!!

John Nardozzi, Health and Wellness Coach, Health Advocate

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