Pretty much all the carbohydrate-loaded food you could think of tickles the majority of everybody’s taste buds. But are all those carb-ridden food, nutrient-dense?
DNA damage & premature aging are only a few things that could happen when a person is deficient in micronutrients.
It started when it was the time of World War 2 when canned goods, energy bars, biscuits, and concentrated types of calorie-food, started being fed to soldiers around the world. It became the time where vitamin pills got invented and the incorporation of these vitamins and minerals to different kinds of food, began.
With all these synthetic vitamins added to every food and drink imaginable, the cancer rate and autoimmune diseases skyrocketed, and it is still happening even to this day.
Dr. Fuhrman’s ANDI Scores, or Aggregate Nutrient Density Index, is one example of a motivational tool that is used to compare the total micronutrients score of one food compared to another which helps people to make better food choices.
An instance of which is comparing a piece of broccoli to olive oil or pasta, with the former being 50 times more nutritious compared to the latter.
G-BOMBS, a term also created by Dr. Fuhrman, stands for Greens, Beans, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries, Seeds which are foods for optimal health.
It is always better to prevent any sicknesses by having a healthy, well-balanced diet than to cure it for a greater chance of survival.
Dr. Fuhrman states that we need to consume G-BOMBS on a daily basis, even in minimal amounts must be done.
To understand why carb cravings, happen, remember that the glycemic load of a food isn’t just how much carbohydrate is in that food or how glucose enters the bloodstream from eating that food but rather, it also represents how fast those calories enter the bloodstream and time plays a crucial role.
After eating a certain kind of healthy food such as nuts, for example, in the first hour, the glycemic effect is negligible because its calories enter our bloodstream slowly over the course of hours and not minutes, as opposed to unhealthy carbs like doughnuts, which give us a crash and burn kind of feeling and the feeling of wanting more.
High glycemic carbohydrates or the unhealthy kinds of carbs are addicting; the same way how notorious drugs such as cocaine, opiates, and heroin are to its consumers.
Few examples of food that are high in glycemic load are white potatoes, white rice, white pasta, and chocolate cakes.
Medium glycemic load foods are corn, brown rice, sweet peas, grapes, rolled oats, whole meat, and mangoes.
Low glycemic load foods are lentils, apples, kiwis, green peas, butternut squash, kidney beans, black beans, watermelon, oranges, cashews, and strawberries.
Not doing any rigorous activities or going out could still give you fatigue and sickness, but when feeling so, munching on low glycemic food such as apple, as they say, should keep the doctor away.