We haven't heard much from Nina Planck recently, but I still love this gal and her common sense and easy-to-understand take on real food. I came upon this video and didn't plan on watching the whole thing, but was pulled in by her simple explanations.
Here's a good example: “Traditional foods work together, so in an egg for example, the complete nutritional package is the yolk AND the white, not one or the other. The same is true of milk, which is a highly complex food. You require for example, the saturated fats in particular in milk to absorb the calcium, so it's no good for your bones to drink skim milk.”
Now if you've been reading my blog or other real food blogs for a while now, you probably already knew that, but isn't it a nice simple explanation to use the next time someone you love proudly tells you they had an egg-white omelet and some skim milk for breakfast?
So in the video below, if you've been a real foodie for a while you may not learn anything new, but you will learn simpler ways to explain these concepts to those you know who are still not convinced. (Or if you are a rookie, this will be a great help to you! Also, have you seen my Real Food for Rookies class?)
Here's what she covers in the video:
- The real food she grew up on and how Adele Davis influenced her Mom.
- Why no one can sustain good health long term on a low-fat, plants-only diet.
- How her health improved dramatically and she lost 25# when she became an omnivore again and ate real fats, even though it was the opposite of what the nutritionists and cardiologists said.
- Obesity, diabetes and heart disease are called, ‘Diseases of civilization”, but in her research she found that they're instead, “Diseases of industrialization“.
- What's so great about traditional foods and how their fake counterparts help industry but make us sick.
- Reasons to eat local besides the obvious.
- How pasture-based farming is environmentally wise.
- Why most people who think they're dairy intolerant really are not.
- Why her family drinks raw milk.
- Why eggs are such a great frugal real food and what a true happy hen wants.
- The best diet for fertility and for baby's first foods and why breast milk is best (reasons you may not have heard).
- What is her ideal meal.
- What is her guilty pleasure, including her ‘industrial' guilty pleasure.
- Finding real food in restaurants.
- What is a really good food if you want to be a mother or father.
“Above all, be an omnivore, eat things in moderation, and eat the best quality food you can find and afford. Eat the food that suits your body, your cuisine, your culture and your history. Don't worry if the guy next to you loves lamb and you don't, if beef is your thing, make it your thing. Don't look over your shoulder, don't ask your mother what to eat, don't ask the USDA, don't ask the guy next to you. Learn how to eat for yourself and you'll be liberated.”
Watch the video: