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The Metabolic Power of Quality
By Marc David
The biggest and most urgent nutritional question of our time—“What should I eat?”—happens to have the greatest assortment of confusing and contradictory answers. Fortunately I have a very practical suggestion on how you can become your own dietary expert and be assured of consistently making excellent nutritional choices, if not the best choices. If you allowed me the honor of being your personal nutritionist for just one dietary change, if you asked me, “What’s the one simple nutritional strategy that could give me the biggest bang for my metabolic buck, improve my health and weight more than any other change, and make a positive impact on the lives of others and the Earth itself?” here’s the guideline I’d urge you to follow: Elevate the quality of your food.
Quality is everything. In every major nutritional study that’s ever been done comparing the diets of industrialized nations—mostly consistingof refined, mass-produced, poor-quality food—with the diets of traditional cultures—fresh, whole, locally cultivated and vibrant—those on traditional diets fare dramatically better in every major health category. Elevate the quality of your food and you elevate your metabolism.
Quality means any or all of the following: real; fresh; organic; gourmet; lovingly crafted; homemade; locally produced; heirloom varieties; nutrient dense; low in human-made toxins; grown and marketed with honesty and integrity; tasteful; filled with true flavor, not virtual ones that mask the absence of nutrients and vitality. Quality means that care and consciousness permeate a food and that the food itself has a good story to tell.
Limit the Antinutrients in Your Diet
When it comes to empowered eating, it’s as important to ease off of the antinutritious foods as it is to include the healthy ones. Antinutrients literally break down the body’s metabolic machinery at the cellular level. The most potent antinutrients to limit are poor-quality fats, poor-quality sugar, poor-quality white flour, poor-quality dairy and poor-quality meats. Poor-quality fat means any food that contains hydrogenated oil, partially hydrogenated oil, hydrogenated palm kernel oil, margarine and any margarine-like spreads with hydrogenated oil, cottonseed oil, Olestra (a synthetic fat) and most commercial supermarket-bought cooking oils. Poor-quality fat also includes most fried foods—French fries, chicken, chips and so forth.
Read the labels on everything you buy. Hydrogenated oils are found in many mass-produced food products, including potato chips, corn chips, crackers, cookies, prepared foods, frozen foods, baked goods, snacks and others. Most of the oils you find in a supermarket are highly processed—heated at high temperatures and stripped of their sensitive essential fats and other nutrients.
As best you can, replace poor-quality fat-containing products with quality oils and quality-fat foods. These would include olive oil, sesame oil and coconut oil—all of these oils ar...
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