Question: What would I say if someone asked me what they had to do to live a long and healthy life?
Answer: I'd say, "Do you want the short answer or the long answer?"
Here's my short answer...
Listen, seek, research, learn, study, and understand that there are keys of knowledge that will help you unlock the secrets to a long and healthy life. These keys to good nutrition and to healthy eating will open a whole new world of health, life, and vitality to you. I believe you were created by God and destined to a life of health and prosperity.
1. EAT ONLY HEALTHY ORGANIC NATURAL WHOLE FOODS
Eat foods that are grown organically, not with chemical pesticides and herbicides. Eat live whole foods, not processed foods. Eat natural foods, not artificial foods and additives. Eat foods that are grown naturally, without hormones and antibiotics. Eat raw foods. Try to eat at least 75% of your foods raw in their natural whole food state. Eat a lot of vegetables and greens, organic of course. Also eat plenty of fruits and berries. Eat non-GM foods; avoid all genetically modified and engineered foods. Eat whole food grains, legumes, beans, seeds, and nuts. Eat only organically grown and grass fed natural chicken, turkey, lamb, and beef. Eat only wild ocean fish with fins and scales, and avoid all farm raised fish and seafood scavengers. Eat only full spectrum Himalayan crystal salt, avoiding all table salt (sodium chloride). Eat traditionally fermented lactic acid foods like sauerkraut, sour pickles, miso, raw yogurt, raw kefir, apple cider vinegar, etc.
2. AVOID ALL MAN MADE PROCESSED "FOODS" MADE WITH THE FOLLOWING
Artificial sweeteners like aspartame, nutrasweet, splenda, sucrulose, saacharin; table salt (sodium chloride); white sugar, brown sugar, fructose, dextrose, sucrose, corn syrup, high-fructose corn syrup; white processed flour and enriched wheat flour; white processed rice; pasteurized and homogenized milk and dairy products; MSG, soy sauce, and teriyaki sauce; cottonseed oil, palm oil, hydrogenated oil (trans fat) and partially hydrogenated oil, Crisco, Olestra, Olean, and all margarine products; canned and bottled juice, sodas, diet sodas, coffee, caffeine, caffeinated teas, and alcohol; shellfish scavengers (shrimp, crab, lobster, clams, scallops, oysters, etc.); deep-fried foods; all pork and pork products; deli luncheon meats loaded with sodium nitrates; "farm-raised" fish; fast food; junk food; artificial colors and flavors (toxic chemicals); anything labeled "fat free" or "sugar free" or "low carbs" or "net carbs;" chlorinated and fluoridated tap water; and anything microwaved. All of these things are toxic to your body and will poison your system. Avoid all these refined, processed, denatured, fattening, pre-packaged, sugar-laden, overcooked, toxic, man-made "food."
3. DRINK ONLY PURE NATURAL SPRING WATER
Drink your body weight in ounces every day. If you're 160 pounds, then drink 160 ounces of water a day. Never drink tap water that is loaded with chemicals such as chlorine and fluoride.
4. LEARN HOW TO EAT PROPERLY
This includes the following: eat only when you're really hungry; eat slowly and chew your food very well; relax when you eat and enjoy the experience; practice conscious under-eating (this is the number one longevity and health principle); eat your whole meal within a one-hour period; eat all fruit by itself; don't drink liquids during or right after your meal; and always remember to give thanks to God for the food He provides. Keep in mind that overeating is one of the main causes of premature aging and degenerative illnesses.
Stay tuned for Part 2 and Part 3 of these 12 secrets to health and longevity...
"Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, even as your soul prospers." - 3 John 1:2
To your health, the Naked Nutrition Knight