5. The Life Science Basic Four Food Group Diet
If you want to divide your diet up into categories and serving amounts, let’s apply your knowledge of an optimum diet to do so. Here are the four food groups that a Life Scientist should be concerned with:
- Fresh and dried fruits.
- Raw vegetables (excluding onions, garlic, hot peppers).
- Raw nuts and seeds.
- Sprouted grains and legumes.
For Group One (fresh and dried fruits), eat an abundance of servings. Remember that dried fruits are four-times as concentrated as fresh fruits and eat accordingly. Don’t eat servings from this group with any servings from the other three food groups, and combine fruits properly.
For Group Two (raw vegetables), eat a moderate amount of servings. Do not include the irritating vegetables from the onion or hot pepper families, and do not “overeat” from this lower calorie group so that you neglect servings of fresh fruit.
For Group Three (nuts and seeds), eat no more than three to four ounces daily. When eating a serving from this group, make sure you also include servings from Group Two (raw vegetables) as digestion, and assimilation and nutritional benefits are improved when nuts and leafy vegetables are eaten together.
For Group Four (sprouts), eat these at your option and to your taste. Eat other sprouts (lentil, wheat, and other legumes) in more moderate amounts if eaten at all.
Let true hunger dictate the number of “servings” you eat from each of these groups. I suggest you eat no foods that are not in these groups, and avoid all meat, dairy, and processed food products.
You will satisfy all of your nutritional needs if you eat a calorie-sufficient amount of foods from these four groups. Don’t weigh or measure your food and don’t be concerned with serving amounts. Eat food as it is packaged by nature and in amounts according to hunger. You will never make a mistake.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. What Is The Basic Four Diet?
- 3. And Now For The Truth
- 4. Does The Four Food Plan Work?
- 5. The Life Science Basic Four Food Group Diet
- 6. Questions & Answers
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