In my research about healthy eating, I’ve come across many different diets. It seemed to me for a moment that the more natural and unprocessed was the diet, the healthiest it would be. It all started with vegetarianism, then veganism, with the culmination of the raw vegan diet being the healthiest. This gradation looked logical. Then I stumbled upon paleo diets and even instinctive eating. Honestly I have to say I was a bit confused. The thing is that all those diets claim to have interesting health benefits, and all of them are based on natural, whole and unprocessed foods. Some say low-carbs/high-fat, others say high-carbs/low-fat, and some even say low-carbs/low-fat. So which one is the best?
I’ve studied the question for a long time, looking at different medical researches, and even those couldn’t tell me clearly which one would be the ideal. It seems that as long as we ditch processed foods and deep frying for lots of fruits and vegetables, we can get most of the benefits claimed by those diets. In fact, the benefits of one diet over another lies more in the individual genetic and metabolic differences rather than on the specific diet itself. This explains why some people thrive on one particular diet while another would feel sick with it, and would need the complete opposite. In short, the idea of finding the ultimate diet is simply erroneous. This utopia had me running in every directions for a while, but I know that I don’t have to find THE perfect diet; the one that is the ultimate best for human kind, but rather look for what works for me, according to my own body.
Are you satisfied with your actual diet? Have you found what works best for you? Were you like me, thinking: “If it’s good for me, it should be for the rest of us too”?