Surprising Benefits Of Healthy Eating
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July 13, 2012
Interview with Patrick Quillin, author of the book Wisdom and Healing Power of Whole Foods
Patrick Quillin, R.D.:
Make incremental improvements. For instance, as a clinical nutritionist I work with many patients who considered six cokes a day to be routine. And I said, " Can you cut it back to three?" They said, "Well, I'll try." Later I'd say, "Can you cut it back to one?" They said, "Well, I'll try." So it's not all or none.
And as you cut back on the less healthy food you replace it with the better food. Spinach, says Patrick, is a great example of a whole food.
Scientists found that spinach is probably the most protective food against cancer and that spinach contains lutein. And lutein is this substance that seems to protect the brain and the eye.
And eating healthy doesn't mean you never get to splurge.
You're going to go to McDonalds once in a while, you're going to have some birthday cake once in a while, you go out to dinner and have a cocktail. That's not a problem as long as the majority of your food - let's say 90% - is nourishing food.