The Evolution of Food and Fitness

Posted on August 11, 2008. Filed under: health | Tags: , , , , , , , |

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Over the years the ‘right’ path to health and fitness has been governed just as much by adaptation to our environment as our evolution has. We have adapted to new knowledge, availability, technology and more in our minds, bodies and diets and this course of action hasn’t necessarily been in our best interests as we have found; that just because it is available at this time of year (our of season) a food is not really at its nutritious best, an exercise program is not necessarily better for us than another, and just because a vitamin comes in pill form does not necessarily make it more efficient for our body to metabolise.

In fact many of our ‘new ways’ or evolutionary behaviours have resulted in more poor health, less activity and things like soil depletion which robs our food of its nutritious goodness necessitating that we get our vitamins and minerals from pills which are harder for our body to absorb and utilise.

This incisive post by Letha Hedady tells the story so well: “Food, fitness and the Environment.”

What do we need to do about this, use more whole food sources of your nutrition, this may be a whole food supplement as our grown foods do not contain all the nutrition we need any more as our soils across the world are so depleted. So look for a Superfood that has been grown organically and in optimum conditions to add to your diet and ditch most of the pills you have in your cupboard. The only pills I truly recommend are Fish Oil, as they can be a mercury free way of getting the all important Omega 3 fatty acids into your diet.

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4 Responses to “The Evolution of Food and Fitness”

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Dear Wamfitandwell

Thanks for linking to our site

I have also heard very good things about the Omega oils in fish and eating fish 2 -3 times a week to curb bipolar depression. But not everyone can tolerate fish oils. I never mix them with rich foods such as dairy to avoid burping fish oil.

Good vegetarian alternatives for heart-healthy omega oils are flax seed oil and flax seed meal added to cooking and hemp seed. I have several recipes are no-bake brownies using flax seed oil and flax seed meal with unsweetened coco, coconut and whole grains and oat fiber at my website and additional diet and recipes in my healthy weight loss book Feed Your Tiger.

best wishes, Letha Hadady

Excellent article. Waiting to get more information in your upcoming posts.

Interesting article. Given a digg to your post.

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