I didn’t know that processed foods were not a food group. Unbelievable! You mean macaroni and cheese and chocolate cake mix from a box is not food? Yep, that’s what I asked when I first started studying the subject of health and wellness for my self.
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My classes, church activities and every day life have afforded me the opportunity to speak with many people about their personal pursuit of health. One of the things I observe in my conversations is that often the person is consumed with giving up unhealthy foods but fails to introduce nutrition to their body.
I love cooked food. Growing up in a Hispanic home cooked food was the number one food that was served. Raw food was limited not intentionally but nevertheless it was the least of the foods I consumed. You can imagine my shock and horror when I discovered that in order to reclaim my health and prevent disease health experts recommend that you consume at least 80% of your food raw and 20% of your food cooked.
The simple truth about protein and carbohydrates did not come easy in my journey to reclaiming my health and preventing disease. I poured myself into hours of studying a variety of health resources to get to the truth. It was a grueling task that I needed to accomplish if I was going to reclaim my health and prevent disease. As I transitioned from my unhealthy world into reclaiming my health, understanding and answering the following questions about protein and carbohydrates became an obsession.