Is it a problem to drink all fruits/vegetables rather than "eat" them?
Thanks so much for such a great nutrition product and learning community, where nutrition becomes inspiring, exciting, and easy! I am heavy into the daily use of my NB; I get agitated if I go a day without a Blast. I just found and started using maca powder today, but have been using goji berries, cacao powder, chia seeds, turmeric, kale, beets, tart cherry juice, aloe vera, and other weird stuff for months now :) I have three major questions about things I have heard/read and what I've wondered myself while going through this process. 1. Some days the only thing I actually eat is meat: chicken/lamb/salmon. All veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, oatmeal/quinoa, sweet potato, raw egg, protein powders, etc goes into the NB and I drink it. Is it bad to only actually chew and eat 2-3 items a day - all of it being meat? 2. I've heard a lot about the whole "Paleo" type of diet where only natural, hunter-gatherer type of carbs are eaten. AKA pretty much fruits. This diet from what I understand consists of meat, fruit, veggies, nuts, and seeds. I have eliminated dairy and all anti-fruit carbs except oats and quinoa and it has done my body well it seems. I am sceptical on the benefits of whole grains because I have heard through nutrition documentaries ("Knifes over Forks", "Hungry for Change", "Fat, Sick, Nearly Dead" etc) that whole grains actually bind to nutrients or otherwise block their absorption into the human body. I guess what I'm asking is, is this true? Are whole grains really that counterintuitive when eaten with other foods? Do they do more harm than good? Obviously carbs are necessary, as stated in your recent article about them. But another part of this question is, can we get all our carbs/sugars from fruits and leave all these whole grains alone? 3. I'm about 80% on being as nutritionally healthy as possible but there are still things I don't know. I'd like to know what should be or shouldn't be combined together to get the full effects of each food. Does it just go to the extent of fat-soluable and water-soluable vitamins, or can some foods actually prevent other foods from delivering the most nutrition to our bodies? Thanks so much, your efforts, clarifying, and teaching are highly, highly appreciated!!