Real Food Quote Monday was born last week, when I decided that every Monday, I'll pull out a meaningful quote from one of the great books or articles I'm reading and share it with you. I invite you to look for inspirational words in what you read and share them each week in the comments.
My quote this week comes from Real Food: What to Eat and Why by Nina Planck – a great book!
The experts are right: our diet is killing us. But traditional beef, butter, and eggs are not to blame for obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. The so-called diseases of civilization are caused by the foods of civilization. More accurately, the diseases of industrialization are caused by the foods of industrialization.
That's a pretty powerful sentence, and it comes at the end of a powerful first chapter, where Nina Planck points out that “even though we eat fewer calories, and more calories from plant foods than the Inuit and Evenki [for example], we're fat and have “high” cholesterol.” These hunter-gatherers ate alot of saturated animal fat – how did they stay lean and healthy with low cholesterol? First, they did not eat industrial foods, such as sugar and hydrogenated vegetable oils which raise cholesterol and triglycerides. They did not consume oxidized cholesterol, what's in powdered skim milk and powdered eggs (found in many processed foods), and they exercised aplenty, keeping them thin and raising their HDL levels.
I could practically quote the whole book, it is that good.
Please share what you think about this quote in the comments – and if you're quick on the draw, I'd love for you to share a snippet of something you read this week that inspired (even angered!) you this week. Be sure to state the title and author, and/or give a link if appropriate. I am looking forward to reading your gems!
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