By Dave Schreck
It is hoped that you can remember a time when the family sat down to a home-cooked meal at the dining room table. Home cooking was always from fresh, whole foods or minimally processed; not from a box or can. Today more than 50 percent of our meals are consumed outside the home. Generations ago it was 2 percent, and people were much healthier than we are today! Do you have any idea of what they add to restaurant foods? Added are fats (high in omega 6s), sugars and salts used to make us over consume.
Here's something revolutionary. If you want to lower the risk factors (cellular inflammation) of all chronic disease (heart disease, cancer, arthritis, diabetes, dementia and Alzheimer's) and create a healthy future, you need to take control of your health. You need to treat your kitchen like a pharmacy and begin to cook with lean proteins and colorful non-starchy vegetables. Most likely your health issues are not only due to making poor food choices. After all, you were just following our government's flawed guidelines to consume pasta, rice, potatoes, breads, and cereals, but also due to changes in food products loaded with fat (vegetable oils), sugars and salt making them irresistible. People are up in arms, and rightfully so, regarding GMOs (genetically modified organisms), but unfortunately we've become genetically altered by our increased consumption of omega-6 fats that have lowered the percentage of omega-3 fats in the diet increasing cellular inflammation and chronic disease.
But you like your comfort foods and snacks? Perhaps that's why you may be overweight and on medications. You must change if you want a healthier future! Whole foods are easy to prepare, taste great and are economical compared to the cost of medications, by-pass surgery or the nasty side effects of many medications. Most of us spend more time watching bizarre food shows, cooking and dancing competitions than we spend in our own kitchens.
Here are six suggestions to help you survive the future.