I read the book "The Body from God" 10 years ago, that hit the target of my consciousness. The author’s idea is very simple: our body assimilates products created by nature well, and products created by people – hardly indeed.
Human-made foods in most cases are good for business and bad for the stomach.
✅ Better meat - ❌ than sausage;
✅ Better fried / grilled / boiled fish - ❌ than canned fish;
✅ Better fresh vegetables - ❌ than pickled ones;
✅ Better fruit - ❌ than sweets;
✅ Better nuts - ❌ than chips;
✅ Better porridge - ❌ than bread;
You will say: “Oleksiy, meat is full of antibiotics, fruits are grown sprayed, vegetables are taken from a greenhouse”. Here I stick to the following rule.
With regard to the personal development, I do not try to do it quickly, for a single time or ideally. I pick out a direction and begin to lead an endless process of improvement.
- If you have bought fruit instead of sweets, it’s good; ⏩ When there is an opportunity to bring them from the village, it’s excellent.
- If you have steamed oatmeal instead of cereal, it’s good; ⏩ When you cook a full-fledged porridge, it’s excellent.
- The hand reached for chocolate, it happens; ⏩ When black chocolate is chosen, it’s good.
I label products in my head with colors:
Green ✅ Useful. The body will be fine.
For example: Vegetables, Fruit, Greens, Porridges, Fish, Meat, Eggs, Nuts, Natural Oils, Water, etc.
Yellow ⚠️ Empty. Neutral.
For example: Sports nutrition, Bread, Pickles, Milk, Black Chocolate, Sausage, Juice, Expresso, etc.
Red ❌ Harmful. The body will feel unwell.
For example: Shawarma, Big Mac, Alcohol, Candies, Cakes, Chips, Cola, etc.
The body constantly maintains the normal pH of the blood. If we represent this balance as a scale, on the one hand, there will be an alkaline environment, on the other – acidic. For the body to feel good, the slider should lean towards alkaline. Acidification of the body worsens our health.