Is the Standard American Diet
Today, Americans are busier than ever. We have less time to eat
and no time to prepare healthy, well balanced meals. Most of us
are lucky if we manage to fit in three meals a day. Based on the
average diet and our lack of exercise, it’s no wonder Americans
are getting fatter and sicker every day. Here are some hard facts.
• An estimated 40% of cancers are related to poor diet
• Americans consume 140 lbs of potatoes per person per year;
51 lbs are in the form of French Fries.
• The studies used to determine a nutrient’s RDA typically
span only 6-9 months; just enough to prevent serious nutritional
deficiencies but not enough to prevent long term illness and poor
• Some commercially raised oranges have been found to contain
no vitamin C!
Whether you eat the “standard” American diet that
consists of packaged, processed and fast food or even if you make
healthier choices, your diet may not be providing the amount of
nutrients that your body needs to not just prevent nutritional
diseases such as scurvy and rickets but also to thrive at its
The truth is that the millions of Americans that are overweight
or in poor health are the lucky ones. Their bodies are telling
them they need to make a change. So many others go through life
experiencing fatigue, headaches, poor immune systems or other
“insignificant” signs. Some experience no symptoms
at all, until it is too late.
Don’t be fooled. If you eat what every other red blooded
American eats, your diet IS killing you.
So, what can you do about it?
To regain your health and maximize your vitality follow the 7
Pillars of Prevention. It doesn’t matter what stage your
health is in, these pillars can be very valuable to you.
7 Pillars of Prevention
- Water – Yes, we have all heard it before but it bears
repeating. Water is the fluid of life. Many health concerns
can be eliminated simply by drinking more water. Try this, for
each beverage you drink, first drink an equal amount of water.
Soon you will be drinking more water and less junk!
- Enzymes – Food enzymes are key to healthy digestion,
restoring pH balance and vitamin/mineral absorption. If you
suffer from acid indigestion, have food allergies, get gas or
bloating or are frequently constipated, you probably lack enzymes.
Most raw fruits and vegetables contain enzymes but if you are
not eating your foods raw, the enzymes are being destroyed.
Use Food Enzymes for maximum
- Fiber – Think you are getting enough? Many sources will
tell you that you need only about 14 grams of fiber per day.
However, fiber is one of those great things you just shouldn’t
skimp on. It will help you feel full, balance your blood sugar
levels, improve your colon health and regulate the digestive
process. Your goal should be to get 30 or more grams of fiber
every day. Nature's Three or
Psyllium Hulls Caps can help
to increase your intake of fiber.
- Multi-vitamins – Doctors now agree that every person
should take a multi-vitamin each day. Just think about that
orange in the beginning of this article. You may be eating healthy
choices and your body could still be vitamin starved. Super
Supplemental w/out Iron or VitaWave
Liquid would be excellent choices.
- Essential Fatty Acids – Tired of being told you should
eat more fish and then being told that it’s unhealthy
to eat more fish because of the mercury? The fact is, essential
fatty acids are necessary and the health benefits go on and
on. Nature's Sunshine guarantees no mercury in our EFA’s.
Super Omega 3 would be an excellent
- Anti-oxidants – Not just another fad supplement, anti-oxidants
are being shown to be beneficial for a large range of health
concerns. Increase consumption of anti-oxidant rich foods including
wild blueberries, kidney beans, pinto beans, cranberries, and
artichokes. For a refreshing anti-oxidant option, choose Thai-go
- Probiotics – One of the most overlooked essential nutrients
in our society, probiotics are rarely used regularly. Unfortunately,
we spend millions of dollars each year trying to get rid of
bacteria – anti-bacterial cleansers, hand soaps, antibiotic
medications abound. However, some bacteria are essential to
our health. Probiotics (or friendly bacteria) helps to break
down our food for better nutrient absorption and improves our
immune system by killing off “bad” bacteria. If
you have taken antibiotics in the past or if you eat meat or
dairy (both are raised using antibiotics which are transferred
into the foods we eat) then you likely need to supplement with
probiotics. Bifidophilus Flora Force
provides billions of beneficial flora per capsule.
Taking back control of our health is not impossible. It can be
done with some simple dietary changes and supplementation from
a good source. If you are tired of running on empty and merely
existing and you are ready to start living, then you can adopt
the 7 Pillars of Prevention and start feeling better now!
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