Something to Think About..

'Three-quarters of the illnesses suffered by people living in industrialized countries are long-standing, chronic conditions, such as obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, and cancers.  What do people in these regions have in common?  A diet dominated by meat, dairy, fat , and processed foods.  Understanding the problem points to a simple solution:  By replacing these body-burdening foods with healthful starches [whole grains and pulses], vegetables, and fruits, we can reduce or eradicate the enormous personal, social, and economic burden of chronic disease.

'Starches [whole grains, pulses, root vegetables] support your body’s intrinsic ability to heal by providing a perfect balance of carbohydrate, protein, fibre, fat, vitamins, and minerals, along with a balance of antioxidants and other plant-synthesized phytochemicals.  Unlike foods that are making you sick, starches contain no significant amounts of dangerous cholesterol, saturated or trans fats, animal protein, dietary acids, chemical toxins, or disease-causing microbes.'—The Starch Solution p45; John A. McDougall, MD, and Mary McDougall