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A balanced diet is one where the ratio of fats, carbohydrates and protein are in accordance to the needs of the human body. One would ask “well, how much of each of these nutrients do I need?” According to Dr. Graham Douglas, a raw diet which consists of 80% / 10% / 10% (80= Carbohydrates, 10= protein, 10=fat) is perfectly fine and healthy. Furthermore, a healthy, local, seasonal diet has ripple effects that reach further than your immediate household such as environmental aspects and social aspects. WHY LEAFY GREENS AND RAW FRUITS ( carbs, vitamins and minerals) without the presence of saturated fats in the system, the fructose from your raw fruits will be absorbed more efficiently ( saturated fats actually slow down the absorption of fructose into the system which will eventually lead to diabetes.) When fruit is eaten in its raw state and whole, you are being provided with a completely balanced ratio of what the body needs ( fats, carbohydrates, fibre, protein, vitamins, and minerals) It is because of this balanced ratio of whole foods why there is no such thing as “too much fruit”. The fibre within these fruits will make you feel “full” way before you “overdose” on fructose. It is impossible to eat too much fruit, assuming you are not consuming saturated fats. Proof of this is that there is no record in history of anybody who has suffered from diabetes (or lack of protein) as a result of too much fruit. Why should leafy greens be the staple part of your diet alongside fruit? Besides how healthy they are because of the amount of fibre and lack of fat, these green angels also provide us with the live-giving, disease fighting micronutrients that keep our cells thriving and fighting. These vitamins and minerals form the building blocks of a healthy immune system. There is no such things as too much fruit and leafy greens. In fact, the more you eat, the better.

WHY COOKED VEGETABLES (carbs, vitamins and minerals) Although cooked foods are more difficult to digest, there are still many healthy reasons to eat cooked whole vegetables; for example, potatoes are loaded with important vitamins such as, vitamin B6, no fat, cholesterol or sodium, nearly half of your daily needed vitamin C intake, fibre, magnesium, and antioxidants. These things play as vital a role as the vitamins and minerals that we find in fruits and leafy green vegetables. Due to the abundance of carbohydrates that are found in cooked foods, we should make it a priority within our diet, however, we should not rely of cooked foods as a staple due to difficulty involved with digesting it. Hence, it forms the second level of our food triangle.

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