Advantages and Disadvantages of Certain Foods.

22 06 2009
Food Pros Cons
Refined Foods
(including sugars and flour)

  • Taste

  • Empty calories
  • Detrimental effect on blood sugar levels
  • Excess fat build up in the body
  • Fatigue
  • Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
  • Lowered sex drive
Meat
(from mammals only)

  • Taste

  • High in animal protine
  • High in heme-iron
  • Immune system
  • High in saturated fats
  • Heartburn
  • Halitosis
Fowl Meat

  • Taste

  • High in animal protine
  • High in heme-iron
  • High in saturated fat
  • Heartburn
  • Halitosis
Fish Meat

  • Taste
  • Low in saturated fat

  • High in animal protine
  • High in heme-iron
  • Depending on variety can be high in mercury and other harmful agents
Dairy Products

  • Taste

  • High in animal protine
  • Can be high in saturated fat
  • Immune system
  • With some exceptions, high in fat
  • Over 75% of the human population is lactose intolerant
Eggs

  • Taste
  • Vitamin B12
  • Low in saturated fat

  • High in animal protine
Fruits and Vegetables

  • High in vitamins
  • High in fiber
  • High in antioxidants
  • Immune system boosters
  • Heart health
  • Zero saturated fat
Nuts

  • High fiber
  • High in antioxidants
  • Good fats
  • Heart health
  • Zero saturated fat

  • Can be high calorie
Grains and Seeds

  • Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids (i.e. flax)
  • Low fat
  • High fiber
  • Vitamins and minerals

  • Can be high calorie
  • Not part of human optimal diet (consumption coincides with onset of agriculture – can not be consumed in their raw state)
Legumes

  • High in vitamins
  • High in minerals
  • High in fiber
  • Good source of folate
  • High in antioxidants
  • Stabilize appetite

  • Flatulence
  • Not part of human optimal diet (consumption coincides with onset of agriculture – can not be consumed in their raw state)
Mushrooms

  • High in fiber
  • High in vitamins
  • High quality protein
  • Unsaturated fatty acids
Insects

  • High in quality protein
  • High in B12
  • Low fat

  • Lack of appeal in Western Countries (more than half of the world’s population consumes insects)
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