Welcome back! Last week, we talked about the popular KETO diet. If you missed this blog and would like to catch up, click HERE.
This week, Dr. Ross takes us on a journey to the past. How we used to eat, vs how we eat today. Be prepared to be shocked.
Grab A Cup of Coffee and let’s chat…
Check out the “USDA, food review: major food trends a century in review 2000″
Since 1900 to 2010 sugar has increased from 5 lbs/person/yr to 77 lbs/yr, Oils/Fats from 4 lbs to 74, Cheese from 2 lbs to 30 lbs, Fruits/Veggies decreased from 131 lbs to 11 lbs, Fiber decreased from 60-100 gms/day to 14 gms/day.
https://www.cnpp.usda.gov/sites/default/files/nutrient_content_of_the_us_food_supply/FoodSupply1909-2000.pdf After looking at the data, you might understand why the Canadian Dietary Guidelines for 2019 have increased the fruit and veggie intake and reduced the meat and dairy. These recent guidelines were formulated to adjust to the science of healthy nutrition that has not been altered by industry. There has been an overwhelming amount of evidence that if you prefer to live longer and healthier, that eating a more whole food plant- based diet with less processed foods will help you on that path. Do a Google search for the Blue Zones if you like more information, or click HERE to review a prior blog on this subject.
In the United States heart disease starts at age 10, https://nutritionfacts.org/video/heart-disease-starts-in-childhood/ . 2/3 adults are overweight and 1/3 are obese. For children—no state has a prevalence of obesity less than 20%. Additionally, 1 out of 4 adults over the age of 65 have diabetes and for those born after 2000 it is predicted that 1 out of 3 will be diabetic; first generation where children will live shorter life than parents. Hypertension, kidney disease, COPD, and other chronic illnesses are other side effects of the SAD (standard American diet). So, what is your goal? Every time you reach for a food, ask yourself, “Is this food going to help me reach my goal?” Best of Health
Charlie Ross, DO Westfir, Oregon