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.

Key: Hormones

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

13% FRUIT

26% VEGETABLES

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. 

Key: Water

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

 

Key: minerals

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

Smoothies are a fast and easy way to get a balanced meal.

Click below for a guide to making your own.