Diets Through The Ages
Here is a very brief history of eating. Or as I like to say it: how we learned to indulge our taste buds and destroy our health. In the beginning. No, this is not a bible lesson. Man ate a raw diet of fruits and vegetables, and a little nuts and seeds in season. He had great health. Was extremely active. He was very strong. He ran and walked long distances, probably getting away from wild animals who had their own idea of a raw diet. Now, remember this: he lived a really long time.
Next he figured out how to make weapons. Now not only were the animals able to eat raw meat, man could also. His health deteriorated and he did not live as long.
I think you see where this is going. He discovered fire and started eating his meat, fowl and fish cooked. There are different theories about how he got his first taste of cooked meat. I like the forest fire one. There might have been a lightning strike, and he found some burnt animals and it tasted better cooked than raw. Whatever. His health worsened and his lifespan shortened.
Hello farmer Jones. Welcome to the Agricultural Age. He discovered he could eat grains, beans, potatoes and all the vegetables cooked. His health got worse, and his lifespan shortened.
Finally we are in modern times. We are in the Processed Food Age. I do not have to remind you about the state of health in most countries how poor it is. In the United States alone, 65% of the population is overweight. This is a major contribution to poor health. The human lifespan given an optimum diet, and by that I mean a 100% raw fruits and vegetables with a little nuts and seeds, or as close to 100% as you can get, can be as long as 150 years. Maybe longer.
This is not a bible lesson, however I think here is where we went wrong. In Genesis 26:1 God said: Let man have dominion over all the creatures on earth (I paraphrased this). He did not say: Let man have dominion over all the creatures on earth and eat them.
Now go forth and fill up and enjoy a healthy raw food diet.
Do you agree or disagree with the diet history as I present it?
This was my spin on this. Please share yours :-)
I could be wrong, not the first time.