Well I talked to a lady at work today about my diet and she really discouraged me. I was telling her about some of the stuff I have been eating the last couple days and she gave her opinion on a few of the things. She said that bananas have lots of potassium and arent good for the kidneys. She said cherries have lots of toxins and lots of sugars. She said salmon has mercury in it. She said potpie isnt good cause of eggs being in dough and margarine in the gravy.
I had 4 bananas today by the way. 2 for breakfast and 2 during day. Not sure if thats too much. I also had another plate of beef potpie tonight. I was just really hungry for a mainmeal when I came home from work.
So are cherries and bananas and salmon really that bad? The diet I saw online said just raw fruits and vegetables,it didnt say not this one or that one.
food that is grown the way God intended (ie organically without poisons) is good for you, in balance. everything else is suspect. eating two bananas a day is good, eating 10 a day is not so good, just be balanced. margarine is full of trans-fat and should be avoided, as should white flour, White Sugar , and all highly processed starchy sugary foods.
cherries? sounds great, i say eat em up. you can't go wrong eating fresh organic (when availalbe) fruits and veggies, and don't listen to fear mongers. the person who told you about bananas and cherries probably went to eat at mcdonalds after that. what does she know?
now, heavy metal in fish IS unfortuanately something ot worry about. we have poisoned our oceans so you have to be careful. you can buy fish oil that is mercury free. but just keep the fish to a minimum, no more than 2 or 3 servings a week, i know of no other method to deal with mercury in fish.
you may want to get a good book on a healthy diet. there are so many like "the makers diet" or the rainbow foods diet (forget the actual name). maybe look at the book recomendations in the "raw food" forum.
growing your own sprouts is a WONDERFUL addition to all diets. check out the sprout forum for great info on that. hope this helps a bit.
Well this lady is apparently a diabetic and her doc told her to eat only 5 cherries a week at most. So 4 bananas is too much? As far as cherries, I guess natural sugars are better then processed ones like in packaged items. My mom rarely does fish on the grill and so I doubt i'll be having that again anytime soon.
I'm a real anxious person and this diet has me stressing out and worrying like you wouldnt believe. Worrying about eating cherries,too much bananas,eating beef potpie,eating 2 whole salmons,eating leftover fish in microwave(forget the kind,but wasnt salmon),etc..im PARANOID
thats why i think you really should choose one diet and stick to it. the makers diet is a very comprehensive approach, it works for many. but there are other diets that are great also. just do some research, and find one particular dietary philosophy that resonates with you, and then try that approach out whole heartedly. and then be sensitive to your body and listen to what it tells you.
trying to create a good diet from the ground up can be daunting, enlist the help of a professional and take their advice.
Maybe it wouldn't be a good idea for her to eat too many cherries or bananas because she's a diabetic, but if you're not a diabetic, I don't know why she would try to tell you they aren't good for you. No more than 5 cherries per week just seems a little ridiculous if you ask me.
If you feel okay after eating some bananas and cherries during the day, then that seems like a great meal.
Worrying about what you eat can weaken your digestion. Keep your mind out of your stomach :).
It doesn't matter if their in fresh water, farm raised fish are fed toxic food and scraps of dead diseased fish, these toxins then accumalate in their bodies which you eat. They are much higher in PCBS and other contaminants than wild. Farm fish also do not have the proper vitamins and minerals in their bodies and they are usually artifically colored to make them look appealing. Fresh wild caught is the only fish that you should be eating. I encourage you to read up on the very harmful effects of eating farm raised fish. Beware that not all fish sold in health food stores is wild, check the labels. Most of the fish sold in regular grocery stores is farmed raised. If your interested in eating a healthy diet ask your mom to buy your food at a health food store. Most food sold in regular grocery stores is full of pesticids, heavy metals, artificial colors and flavors, and other toxins that are very harmful to your body and health. Anything that is not organic, wild caught, free-range, or grass fed is going to harm your health and lead to disease. Good luck