Here I am talking and reminding you about why a high-fibre plant-based diet is so important. Fibre is the critical factor that runs your digestive system. You can mix it up the way that suits you best but always remember; plants = fibre = longevity.
Forget getting enough essential fatty acids (EFA) into your diet. Instead, get enough oils inside wholefoods, where they contain all the necessary co-factors and nutrients for full absorption. This means those healthy nuts and seeds in their glorious natural forms.
Do we need to add oil to our diets really? Nope, not really. However, if you are going to use oils, then either flaxseed/linseed oil or quality olive oil are my picks. Some of the world records in longevity are held on the traditional Mediterranean diet.
The main isothiocyanate that broccoli contains is sulforaphane, which increases the body’s own enzymes, helping to detoxify clear carcinogenic substances more quickly, and helping to stop the formation of tumours. Sulforaphane kills cancer stems.
Broccoli intake is linked to much lower levels of breast cancer. Broccoli contains isothiocyanates, sulphoraphane, glucosinolates, indoles, thioredoxin, iron, fibre, calcium, vit C, E & K, beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, potassium, magnesium and more...
There has been a great deal written about soybeans. Some say they are the wonder food to feed the world. Others say they are a terrible GMO crop that is poison. Both have some truth to them. Process them well and they are a total superfood.
Spirulina contains the richest concentration of nutrients known in any food, plant, grain or herb - a natural balance of over 100 organic nutrients, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, trace elements, and is the richest source of iron, protein and GLA. I love it.
The all-time longevity champions, in the islands of Okinawa, Japan, eat good quality traditionally made soybean foods (tempeh, tofu, miso) every day. So do the Loma Linda population – the longest lived and healthiest in America. Healthy soybeans are incredible.
There are so-called ‘health experts’ saying fruits should not be eaten because they are so high in sugar. This is such a pile of doggie-doo it is hard to know where to start. The lowest cancer rates generally exist where the fresh fruit intake is highest. Duh.