Why Traditional Diets Are Better
Are non western diets better than what we in the United States eat? Is the key to better health found in more traditional diets from around the world.
If we are to answer that question, we should begin to look at whether non-westernized diets have better gut health than American diets. It seems most non-westernized diets (using that term as a way of eating rather than weight-loss) regularly consume a large amount of non-processed foods. Now, these unprocessed foods are naturally fermented and act as natural probiotics, which is done through fermentation and uses microorganisms and yeast to convert the sugars in the foods into natural occurring carbon dioxide and beneficial lactic acid, which, of course, protects the foods from spoiling and can add some health and taste benefits to it as well.
Now, these unprocessed foods are naturally fermented and act as natural probiotics, which is done through fermentation and uses microorganisms and yeast to convert the sugars in the foods into natural occurring carbon dioxide and beneficial lactic acid, which, of course, protects the foods from spoiling and can add some health and taste benefits to it as well.
The idea that the process of spoilage might actually have some health benefits is not something most would believe however, the notion that healthy and beneficial bacteria in diets can influence how and what your gut digests and absorb, control the body's ability to reduce chronic inflammation, as well as help regulate your anxiety levels and risks of depression, is increasing and hearing more and more throughput mainstream media. The results are proving to be correct, and as we continue to look at ways to improve our health and lengthen our lifespan, it's inevitable that the mainstream medical community won't inevitably get on board with this as well.
Traditional non-western diets seem to have many characteristics necessary in keeping and maintaining a healthy society. It's not-so-much that Americanized foods are all bad, but the question becomes why traditional diets are better and why people should look at incorporating more of them into their lifestyles.
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Jared Toay, aka. the "Digestion Dude" or "Mad Scientist" has actively been promoting the importance of gut health and digestion for more than 5 years. A weight loss researcher, bodybuilder, and creator of a wide variety of fermented foods and drinks, he has had a lengthy journey on his way to healthy living. As an accomplished author and speaker, he has found that the best way to be awakened to our full potential inside and outwardly to the world is through strengthening the gut and brain connection. If you are ready to experience why you are such an amazing human, be sure to follow him on all his social media platforms where you hang out.
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