Formula for Balance
Within Your Diet
As you can see below, the balance within your diet should reflect the same formula for balance that applies to the philosophy of wellness.
THE INDISPENSABLE piece of your diet is GRAINS AND SEEDS
THE NECESSARY piece of your diet is VEGETABLES
THE DESIRABLE piece of your diet is FRUITS
THE EXCELLENT piece of your diet is ANIMAL PRODUCTS
Animal products are the flesh, organs, eggs, milk or bones of an animal. they should make up 9% of your diet.
What's in them: protein, fat, hormones (NO water, fiber, or enzymes)
Examples: eggs, fish, fowl, veal, pork, beef, milk products, shellfish, organ meats, blood, bones
What's in them: Fiber, Water, Fats, Minerals, Complex sugars/carbohydrates
Examples: celery, carrots, beets, pumpkin, squashes, lettuces, jicama, cucumbers, potatoes, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, sea weeds, kale, plantain, chard, radish
9% ANIMAL PRODUCTS
51% GRAINS & SEEDS
Grains and seeds are the part of a plant that can sprout and grow a new plant. They should make up 51% of your diet.
Key: foundational because of their nutritional balance
Fruits are the pulp around a seed that feeds it. they should make up 13% of your diet.
What's in them: Water, Fiber, Simple sugars, enzymes
Examples: melons, raspberries, tomatoes, avocadoes, apricots, limes, lemons, oranges, grapefruits, grapes, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries
Vegetables are a plant's leaf, stem, or root. They should make up 26% of your diet
What's in Them: Fiber, Fat, Protein, Water, Minerals
Examples: peas, corn, wheat, soy products, nuts, rye, oats, rice, atole, barley, spelt, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, cocoa beans, amaranth