Today, more than ever, we are in desperate need of a "paradigm shift" in regards to our health, food supply, and overall outlook on life.
"A paradigm shift, a concept identified by the American physicist and philosopher Thomas Kuhn, is a fundamental change in the basic concepts and experimental practices of a scientific discipline."
Or, as the Dictionary from the University of Cambridge states:
Paradigm shifts have categorized and quantified civilizations throughout all of history, as an idea or new technology revolutionized how people lived their lives.
We have at our very fingertips a vast supply of information regarding the best diet, the best choices, and yet, it all becomes very confusing trying to synthesize it all and discover truth from error.
If even the "experts" can't agree on the best diet for humans, where do we turn and what do we look for?
The answer can be found in two places.
Bioindividuality plays an important factor in regards to discovering how a person should eat that best suits their own body.
And the Scriptures lay out a plan throughout that points to a plant-centric, whole foods based lifestyle, and one which is filled with care for eating the best things, and being thankful to the One who provides it.
Let's talk about what happens when you eat more plants:
Phytonutrients are the key compounds in plants, and help to promote those feel good vibes we get from reaching our 5 a day (now 9-10 servings is recommended)!
The basics for healthy eating:
"Eat real food. Mostly Plants. Not too much"
1) Drink Water
Drink more water than you think you need to to. And drink it all day! When you wake up, when you take a break a work, when you go on lunch, on your drive to and from work, and before you go to bed. Drink water all day long. You will feel better and be better able to absorb the nutrients.
2) Eat the Rainbow
The more colorful in nature, the better for you. (Minus poisonous tree frogs!) But when it comes to plants, the fruits and veggies with the most phytonutrients are the most vibrant and colorful:
Think strawberries, sweet potatoes, spinach, collard greens, purple carrots, pineapples, etc.
Find new ways of enjoying your old standbys and add new and varying vegetables and fruits every few weeks for a wider nutrient profile.
3) Try a Detox
Use recipes from detox books, not only to help purify the liver and blood system, but to get great ideas for using a wide variety of plant materials in your meal preparations!