View Full Version : better with or without overt fats?
01-17-2007, 11:49 PM
In your opinion, is it healthier to eat like this: (Which I have been doing for over a year)...
- occational simple salads (greens, tomatoes, carrots and/or celery and/or beets and/or burdock root, nori and/or dulse and/or laver and/or wakame,
with or without simple dressings (cucumber, tomato, celery, oregano, radish, citrus juice- blended)
- green juices with some beet, apple, lemon, ginger, and stevia
Or to eat the same diet with the inclusion of 1/2 avocado or 2 Tbs. of nuts or seeds per day?
I'm not worried about being about to stay raw, that is not problem for me, I am solely concerned with health.
01-18-2007, 12:12 AM
You need some fats, so it's better if you eat the overt fats. I eat lots of olives, but avocados I eat about one a day in the summer, and none in winter unless someone offers me a salad with avocado. Nuts are mainly for winter, for me.
01-18-2007, 12:42 AM
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01-18-2007, 05:28 AM
Avocados and nuts are still natural foods in their whole state, which contain high amounts of fat, but the fat is in the correct distribution for that food. I'd say nothing wrong with including that in ones diet.
01-18-2007, 06:58 AM
do what your body craves and wants. Try to stay in tune with your body. No one way is right for everyone. Sometimes people change their food intake after a few months as the healing process continues.
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