In 1950 there were 100 varieties of tomato grown in New Zealand; today you can expect around 5. In 1903, in the US there were 46 varieties of asparagus, now there are 3; and there were 164 varieties of celery, there are now 3.
Eating most red meat delivers antibiotic fallout. New Zealand animal farming uses 80,000 kg of antibiotics every year. Hormone growth promotants (HGPs) are still used in areas of New Zealand even though they have been banned by the EU since 1988.
Here is a reminder of the basic way we have always eaten. Mostly plants. Mostly wholefoods. Greens dominating the plate. Lots of fibre. Lots of colour. This is how I eat. A plant-based wholefood diet. Very cool for your fridge door or wherever the food is!
This is a ‘Jason’ version of the varied and controversial official food pyramids. It is a basic guide, a support, an inspiration, an overview. Print it and stick it up somewhere you will look at it while getting food, preparing food, cooking food or buying food!
‘Red meat intake and breast cancer among women’ ‘Cooked meat and risk of breast cancer’ ‘Premenopausal dietary fat in relation to pre- and post-menopausal breast cancer’ ‘Dietary animal-derived fat intake and breast cancer risk’ ‘Chicken intake not associated with lower risk of breast cancer’.
‘Overweight teenagers have heart damage already’ ‘Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease rising in children’ ‘Prevalence of NAFLD is increasing among U.S. adolescents’ ‘Obese children have 50% higher risk of colon cancer and heart disease risk factors’.
‘A lack of sleep raises blood pressure risk of heart disease’ ‘People who regularly sleep less than six hours a night are more likely to die younger’ ‘Sleep is the critical factor for weight loss’ ‘Teenagers sleeping 5 hours or less are 48% more at risk of suicide’
‘Can lifestyle changes reverse coronary heart disease?’ ‘Cardiovascular disease mortality and cancer incidence in vegetarians: a meta-analysis and systematic review’ ‘Hypertension and blood pressure among meat eaters, vegetarians, and vegans in the EPIC study’
References & Endnotes from my second book (my ‘Health Bible’); ‘My 20 GOLDEN Rules’ is a guide for people who are willing to change and want to get healthy, but don’t know how. This book acts as the perfect reference guide for healthy longevity.
The reason I am so hard on the JSB Quiz is that 90%+ of Kiwis are dying young from NCDs. We lose more than one Kiwi every 90 minutes from preventable heart disease alone. Over 40% from heart disease (which we know is around 99% preventable).