“Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion, without the discomfort of thought,” said John F Kennedy once.
Food, for the rightful thought, is the only food we abstain from. The chaos about real food is so much that it is impossible to believe anyone. Yet, one simple fact remains true — seldom is nutritious food tasty and seldom does tasty food nourish our system.
In the present era of different diet plans — be it Keto diet, Atkins diet or Ford diet, and the confusion created by the pharma and medical communities, one fact emerges unanimously — to keep oneself healthy, eat those foods which keep the human blood pH (Potential of Hydrogen) value in between 7 and 7.5. These foods are majorly found in raw vegetables, fruits, sprouts, eggs and milk.
High protein diet will bring down the diabetic conditions of patients, but increase the acidity in the blood which has the propensity to corrode the connective tissues and thus impair movement which is the prime essence of life.
There is no animal in this world which eats anything which Mother Nature has not destined it to eat. Hence it never requires any doctor, exception being a few domesticated ones which pay the price in the form of reduced lifespan.
Carbohydrate has become an addiction with us. We were, by nature, designed to eat fibrous carbohydrates and not starches. Grains are from the polysaccharide group of food and contain a fibre called cellulose which cannot be digested by the human system. The fibre that is easily assimilated by the human system is Gaur Gum and Pectin which is found in fruits.
Now, here is good news for all those diabetics who have been restricted by doctors not to eat mangoes. Fruits contain fructose and this is the only form of sugar that is not wasted by the human body. Ounce per ounce is converted into muscle glycogen and stored by tonnes in the liver and muscles.
As it is made of a single glucose molecule, it requires less insulin to be pushed into a cell to be metabolised and by nature, the human cell is highly receptive to fructose; and hence it is called mono-saccharide. One needs to eat mangoes in total isolation to see that the blood sugars do not peak.
When eaten with other foods, which many a time are polysaccharides, it spikes the blood sugars and then it creates trouble. There is not a single monkey which is fat though its primary food is bananas.