The Plant Paradox Diet: Eating for Health & LongetivityZarrine FloresPublished in 2018
If despite your healthy eating habits, you continue to have digestive problems, perhaps you've been barking up the wrong tree.
Many so-called “healthy” foods are full of a potentially highly toxic, plant-based protein called lectin.
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The leading idea behind Dr Gundry's Plant Paradox philosophy is that healthy foods can only be nourishing if they can be absorbed and digested properly. Unfortunately, lectin often prevents nutrient absorption, making many healthy foods indigestible. If you have a sensitive digestive system, lectin can wreak havoc in your body, causing digestive as well as autoimmune disorders. Your option is to either avoid lectin-rich foods, or learn how to “tame” their destructive effects on your gut.
Lectin is found in most plants, but as plant based diet is the healthiest way to eat, rather than give up on this kind of food, find out how to reduce or destroy the lectin they contain. For example, eat only fully ripened fruit and vegetable, as it contains much less lectin than the green one. This wouldn't be a problem if fruits and vegetables were picked when they were ripe. Unfortunately, in modern agriculture this is rarely the case. Fruit and vegetable are picked while they are still green, and made to ripen with the help of chemicals, which means that even when they are “ripe”, they are still full of lectin.
This explains why there is a steady increase in digestive disorders, from simple and unpleasant ones, such as bloating and gas, to complicating and potentially serious ones, such as leaky gut or autoimmune disorders.
However, healthy eating habits are much more than choosing food rich in vitamins, minerals or antioxidants. Your diet should feed all aspects of your being. Besides nourishing your body, it should also offer psychological and spiritual nutrition, and only plant based diet can do that.
For thousands of years people have used herbs, flowers and essential oils to relieve pain, express their feelings, or lift their spirits. Plant Paradox diet goes a step further and shows you how to rebuild your health and boost your metabolism by eating healthy, lectin-free diet, and occasionally abstaining from food.