Friday, May 16, 2008

E.A.T.: What Foods Are Extraordinary, Average, or Trouble? Continued...

This is part 2 of 3 of a three part series on improving your diet once and for all, God's way!

Jordan Rubin, is a man on a mission to transform America's health one life at a time. In this three part series, Jordan Ruban has ranked foods Extraordinary, Average, or Trouble (E.A.T.) in descending order, based on their health-giving qualities. The best foods to serve and eat are what he calls “Extraordinary,” which God created for us to eat and will give you the best chance to live a long and happy life. It’s best to consume foods from the Extraordinary category more than 75 percent of the time. Part two of this series (this post) comprises foods that Jordan calls “Average,” which should make up less than 25 percent of your daily diet and be consumed sparingly. The final part of this series contains foods Jordan has relegated to the “Trouble” category, which should be consumed with extreme caution. You would be wise to avoid these foods completely!Average Foods
Foods in the Average category are just that—average. Again, foods from this list should make up less than 25 percent of your daily diet.

Dairy (organic is best)
goat’s milk
cheese (cow, goat, or sheep)
cow’s milk cottage cheese
cow’s milk
plain sour cream
cream cheese
heavy cream
cultured whole soy yogurt
low-fat yogurt
fat-free yogurt
almond milk
oat milk
rice milk
soy milk
Fats and Oils
sunflower oil
soy oil
safflower oil
Vegetables (organic is best)
canned vegetables
Nuts, Seeds, Beans, and Legumes (organic is best)
peanuts (dry roasted)
peanut butter (roasted)
cashews (raw or dry roasted)
cashew butter (raw or roasted, in small quantities)
soynut butter (in small quantities)
Condiments, Spices, and Seasonings (organic chemical- and preservative-free is best)
salad dressing
pickled ginger
canned fruit in its own juices
Grains and Starchy Carbohydrates (whole grains and whole grain flours are healthiest if soaked for twelve hours before consuming)
brown rice
white potatoes
whole grain pasta (wheat, kamut, or spelt)
whole grain dried cereal
organic dehydrated cane juice
maple syrup
agave nectar
barley malt
brown rice syrup
Beverages (organic is best)
pasteurized vegetable juices
pasteurized fruit juices (not from concentrate)
fresh ground coffee (limit to one cup per day)
healthy popcorn
baked corn or rice chips
milk or whey protein powder from cow’s milk
rice protein
soy protein (non-genetically modified)

Part 3 of 3 of the E.A.T. Foods list continues here...

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