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Eat a balanced NATURAL-FOODS diet. By natural foods, we mean foods that would have been eaten by your hunter-gatherer ancestors: - lots of whole vegetable foods for vitamins and fiber; moderate to small portions of meats, fish, seafood, and other animal and protein foods, grilled, stewed or baked; and small portions of fresh whole fruit in season. This is diet on which human race evolved, and diet which, for vast majority of people, makes for optimum health
So next time you're about to order a meal with fries and sugary soda, think about how it could be improved. Replace fries with a salad, and soda with mineral water, and you've already made significant progress towards a more healthy, balanced meal.
And at home, look for recipes that use whole, fresh foods, with a minimum of processing. Make sure your meals include natural unprocessed foods, with lots of healthy vegetables, both cooked, and raw in salads. Avoid processed fats and processed low-fiber foods.
A sample menu: - grilled fish with steamed green beans, and peppers - large mixed salad, dressed with small amounts of olive oil and vinegar or lemon juice - fresh fruit platter
Yes - A healthy, balanced diet can be that simple!
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