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Well, I applaud you for finding a “diet” that works for you and that you (hopefully) enjoy. I am familiar with the so called China diet and disagreed with a lot of It’s recommendations. I will never go completely vegan although my plates are usually 3/4s full with vegetables and I do have vegan days. I do eat some meat, chicken and fish but these proteins come from grass fed beef and sustainable waters . I buy mostly organic. I believe the source of all food is important to health. Moderation in all things is the best and yes, processed foods , excess sugars , white flour are all to be avoided.
However, not every vegetable is necessarily good for you. I rarely eat rice because of the possible arsenic exposure but I do have in my pantry. I have no problems with olive oil, coconut oil or avocado oil in moderation. You know from reading that one week a particular food will be harmful and the next week it is good for you. Food experts never agree and everyone has their own biased slant on how we should eat to be healthier.
It’s no wonder people are confused and refuse to listen anymore. However, I agree that this country , with its massive obesity problems leading to other medical problems, is in serious trouble. Just avoiding processed foods (no fast food drive ins) and eating more vegetables would be a tremendous boost. There are more organic groceries than ever before so maybe people are evolving. It’s up to each individual to take an interest in and research the role of food in their life because your health care provider isn’t necessarily going to give you any information. Change one bad food habit you have today and you will start to feel the difference…..as long as you know what the bad food habit is.
You know, I could write a book or do a study lol. But then it would be lost among all the other thousands of books and studies out there. I don’t suggest to people how they can change their food habits or even tell them about mine…unless they ask.
Thanks for the China Study reference Don @thumperguy. I've not seen it so will add it to my upcoming reading list. For others who have not seen it, here is some information on the study – https://nutritionstudies.org/the-china-study/