There are so many contradicting recommendations for a healthy diet. Dr. McDougall challenges the authors of Wheat Belly and Grain Brain and their belief that wheat, grains, and starchy foods are bad for your health.
Backed by scientific research, McDougall states that:
- low-carb diets increase the risk of sickness and death.
- animal (not plant) foods cause inflammation, and grains (including wheat) do not increase inflammation.
- whole grains are consistently found to be healthy.
- the Western diet, loaded with meat, fat, and empty calories, makes people overweight and diabetic.
In order to get back to healthier eating, I’ve developed a diet that makes sense to me: eliminate as much sugar as possible, eat organic based on the Dirty Dozen & Clean 15, eat real and not processed foods, keep portions to a reasonable amount, and eat all the food groups in balance.
Dr. McDougall says the goal is to live longer and stay healthy. My bottom line is to stay healthy by eating healthy. If that means I live longer, so much the better.
Please share your thoughts on this topic with me.
Yours in aging with class,