There are so many different foods out there, and so many people calling to different diets, so how do we know what to believe?
Here is a guide on how to find a balanced diet, based upon self-evident truths that upon the simplest of reflections are known to be correct.
To find a Balanced Diet you should:
- Reduce the foods you eat down to a small number of nutrient-packed foods which are generally good for everyone. (Make sure these are whole foods, not refined, if you can)
- Add back in other foods one at a time (if you need to) and note the things that happen with your body – write them down.
- Keep doing this until you find the foods that, with a diet based upon them, you feel the most healthy, intelligent and attractive.
- Avoid the foods that make you feel sluggish, less intelligent and attractive.
- Don’t listen to people selling special pills that claim to change everything, how can one pill outwork a stomach full of food which doesn’t work well with your body!
As for how do we do all the above, keep reading!
How to Find a Balanced Diet
In the Name of God, The Most Merciful, The Ever-Merciful to His believing servants.
All praise belongs to God, may He extol His Messenger in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, his family and companions altogether.
Despite definitions that might be out there for what a balanced diet is, let’s look at this intelligently and reflect upon our bodies.
What is a Balanced Diet?
We are in need, our whole lives, of certain benefits that God, The Most High, has placed within food. These include :
– Macronutrients (protein, fats, carbs etc)
In addition to this, there are other benefits which are extra to this, such as foods that help us to become more attractive on top of what has proceeded.
However, we only have so much room for food!
If we eat too much food, we may become sluggish and experience more difficulty in moving our bodies; our intelligence becoming reduced as well as our ability to do the tasks we need to do.
A balanced diet then is one that helps us to reach all of the things we need and something we are able to be use throughout our entire lives.
Which Foods to Begin With?
Since we have these needs from food, we should identify a baseline of foods to begin with – that do not cause problems for most people (obviously, if you have preexisting conditions then be smart!)
Of the things that our bodies need there are:
– Carbohydrates/Sugar (Fuel for the brain)
– Good Fats
– Protein (not necessarily animal-based)
And on top of this, it is useful to have honey present as a back up (if we have too much food) or as an extra (for longevity) due to its aiding of digestion and other benefits.
So let us look deeper at all of the above and begin to structure our diet from the ground up.
Preferable country or seaside air, these are both well known for their benefits – in contrary to that of airs of big cities and crowded spaces which often contain certain harms.
Make sure to take some long deep breaths daily and learn how to breathe properly (beginning with your lower torso).
Schedule some time in the day when you put away all of your technology and worldly affairs and just take some deep breaths (preferably surrounded by nature).
Since it is difficult to transport air, instead, don’t be in a rush to move to a city if you don’t need to; learn a skill, then build something that provides value to other people, eventually they will likely want to pay you a fee!
Consider moving to a more natural environment if there is a good, helpful community there (or organise a move to people you need to be more like – live near them)
Also, look at spending one day a week with your family in nature or by the seaside away from technology and other distractions (this may help improve family relations also!)
Water’s necessity shouldn’t require explanation, though there are some additional things to consider.
Fizzy/manufactured drinks have a noted effect on reducing intellect and the caffeine in them may lead to swings of over and under activity that may take you off a balanced diet (and balanced life in general).
Instead, make sure you have cold water ready when you need it (after exercise and waking, etc).
It may be that cravings we may experience for manufactured drinks are in fact cravings for cold water and sugar (prepare for this by having enough carbohydrates also, which are good and fuel for the brain); or these cravings may be brought on through tiredness (prepare for this by having adequate, good sleep!)
The water in big cities and tap water supplies is often tainted with harmful elements such as medicines, toxins and things that people might have put in there intentionally!
Instead, if you are able, then look to have Spring Water instead (or Mineral Water as it might be known) – this is cheap in countries like the UK, all praise is to God (around £0.20 for 2 litres in supermarkets).
In addition, another nice use of water is to have at least a glass before meals, and more if you have been sweating (which is a natural, helpful, healthy process for relieving the body of toxins – if you are afraid of smell then use natural Potassium Alum salt deodorants that prevent any smell whilst allowing sweating, instead of harmful sprays).
This way, we may avoid confusing thirst with hunger and the resultant overeating and under drinking!
Carbohydrates are good for us and are fuel for the brain (the heart’s delegated control system).
Perhaps a lot of the fear-mongering about carbs comes by way of many people considering to be carbs things like: potato chips/crisps, French fries and fizzy drinks.
Fizzy drinks we mentioned above, these may trigger weight gain later upon withdrawal from caffeine (there is at times a noted, temporary increase in weight during cessation) and through dehydration.
As for potato chips, crisps, french fries and what is like this, then these are fried! The majority of their harms lying in the bad fats used with them.
Again, see the fats section below, but avoid oils except for the likes of Olive and Coconut Oils.
These are both very beneficial with Vitamin E and good fats (Olive Oil) and antifungal properties (Coconut Oil).
That said, making sure you have had adequate carbohydrates comes before both of these – as having fat-based meals (even good fats) may still leave you carb depleted and result in you later falling off a balanced diet with binge foods.
We covered the broad strokes above, but perhaps this will highlight how important it is to prepare in advance.
So many foods today in supermarkets, restaurants, etc, have bad fats in them.
- Sunflower oil
- Cottonseed oil
- Rapeseed oil
- Palm oil
If you are in need of food then use these, however, if you can afford to choose then choose better.
These cause inflammation in the body which leads to retaining water and weight and perhaps shortening of the lifespan.
This may already be clear to people who have tried different foods on their bodies and noted the effects.
Know, that becoming fat with olive oil is quite difficult, whereas becoming fat with palm oil, may be difficult not to.
We do have a requirement for protein in our bodies. That said, it does not necessarily need to come from animal products.
Animal products are heavier on the body and generally take longer to digest than plant foods.
That said, going full vegetarian/vegan will likely result in nutrient deficiencies in the long run – so not really a balanced diet.
For protein, really, don’t make too much of a fuss over it as it generally comes along with other beneficial foods.
Included in these are Raw (or lightly cooked) Eggs and Wild Red/Pink Salmon that may be eaten anyway for other benefits.
Here is a quick-fire list of other beneficial foods that may be included:
Eggs contain Choline which is very difficult to obtain on a plant only (i.e. not balanced) diet.
They also contain Vitamin K2, which is very important in physical attractiveness for good bone structure.
It appears that most societies have had some source of Vitamin K2 in the past – think Natto in Japan, Hard European Cheeses, Traditional Full Fat Dairy (before pasteurisation and bad cow diets, etc).
The people in these traditional societies had much-improved bone structure and dental health.
Eggs are an easy source of K2 to find in most societies.
You might be wondering about cholesterol, this is something that if you follow the above info about a REAL balanced diet, you don’t really need to be concerned with.
Since those who tend to experience “high cholesterol” will have bigger issues to take care of (as High Cholesterol is a symptom of an unhealthy body caused by others things [like bad plant fats mentioned above or other difficulties], not by eating a diet containing natural and beneficial foods).
That said with, food in general – eggs being no exception – you should look to have them as little cooked as possible as mentioned.
There are people who eat them raw without issues.
In general, cooking food tends to kill some of the benefits placed in it, and as mentioned, reduced nutrition will mean having to consume more to satisfy the body’s cravings for those nutrients.
Iodised Pink Salt
Iodine has a noted effect on improving intelligence and salt is good for you.
Salts are lost during sweating and other that that, and it may be that cravings for a lot of unbalanced, junk food is simply a disguised salt craving.
Feel free to add some sale to your meals and make it iodised, sea or preferably Himalayan Salt if you are able.
Himalayan salt may have in the region of 80 constituents as opposed to simply refined Sodium Chloride.
It’s worth mentioning the order in which we should eat our food as well, both throughout the day and around meals.
Throughout The Day
Since at the start of the day we want to have lots of energy for what comes after, we should have enough water and sugar (perhaps more water-containing fruit [water melon, papaya, apples] than later in the day [dates, mango, etc]).
Then, towards the evening we might have foods that contain the protein and fats essential for our bodies growth and repair.
Things like starches and the animal products mentioned above.
That said, we personally don’t eat too much rice – despite spending time in Asia – as we have noted a reduction in energy and intellect with that (some foods may require a period of the body becoming accustomed to using them as fuel).
Again, this is why we advise to reduce your meals down to a few key foods and test out foods on your body and note the effects.
Find a nice pad for this.
Throughout the Meal
In addition, within meals there is an order to help also.
For an in-depth look, then look at What Order Should You Eat Your Food In, but our bodies digest some foods quicker than others so eat those digested quicker first so that they do not sit in your stomach and spoil behind slower digesting foods.
Here’s a quick idea:
- High Water containing fruits
- Less Water containing fruits
Now take a break, and do not eat anything after fruit for at least 30 minutes.
- Non-animal proteins
- Lighter animal proteins (raw eggs and fish)
- Less light animal proteins (chicken, turkey, duck)
- Even less light animal proteins (beef, mutton)
Additional Tips for Staying On Track!
Thank you for reading this far, feel free to return to this article when you need it and act upon it in stages.
Here are some extra quick-fire tips to help you stay on a balanced diet:
Prepare in Advance
Plan your day into sections and make sure you have the air, water and good food planned out and prepared.
For example, don’t be in a situation where you return from exercise with no cold water ready or no salt in your meal to replenish lost nutrients.
Keep Antidotes On-Hand
Okay, so we’re not saying that all of the harmful foods we mentioned above are poison, but they are definitely foods that you want to avoid if you can.
That said, you may be in a situation wherein not eating them may mean a greater harm,
– Grandma cooked it just for you,
– Someone invites you to their house for a meal,
– You need the company of someone and the meal is a way to do that.
So try to have things on hand to mitigate the bad effects.
For bad fats, then consider Cod Liver or Flax Seed Oil (actual, pure cod liver oil, not tablets or liquids containing sunflower oil!) and lots of cold water (for reducing inflammation).
That said, obviously, anything God has forbidden then stay away from it entirely.
May God extol His Messenger in the highest company of the angels and grant him peace, his family and companions altogether.