If you saw yesterday’s blog, you’re already up to speed on this topic. So rather than re-invent the wheel, the only new content in this blog will be the inclusion of what we had to say about fish as one of our six “not-so-healthy” foods in Chapter 10 of our book:
While fish does contain the healthy omega-3 fatty acids that our bodies need, it also contains the fat, cholesterol, animal protein, and pollutants that our bodies don’t need. Do yourself and your planet a favor, and find another source for your omega-3s—flax seeds and walnuts, for example.
Since beginning this blog in February of 2011, I have mentioned the “seafood” issue in over thirty of my 160 blogs. Three of them have been devoted exclusively to fish, including this one posted yesterday…
The other two are provided here also for your convenience:
- FISH…the natural diet for humans? A “big picture” view
- FISH — an unsustainable and unhealthy alternative to red meat .
What about the other five “not-so-healthy” foods? (See links below) We chose these six foods to highlight near the end of our book, because most people think of them as very healthy foods. We felt that we should gently remind them that they are not. You may choose to continue eating these foods (hopefully not too often), but we wanted you to have the requisite knowledge for making the best decision for you and your family.
- Olive Oil; not a health food…the first in a series of six
- Cow’s milk; not a health food…2nd in a series of 6
- Granola; not a health food…3rd in a series of 6
- Cheese; not a health food…4th in a series of 6
- Yogurt; not a health food…5th in a series of 6
Handy 5-piece take-charge-of-your-health kit—from Amazon.com
- The movie that’s changing the lives of millions: Forks Over Knives DVD
- Healthy Eating, Healthy World, The “big picture” about food (our book)
- An essential scientific resource: The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell
- Dr. McDougall’s new book, The Starch Solution, with lots of great recipes.
- Dr. Campbell’s new book: WHOLE, Rethinking the Science of Nutrition
Why should we be eating mostly plants? The “big picture” in 4 minutes.
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