Originally Posted by Abi Marcos
In my quest for the ideal diet I have learned that it is best to separate my fruits and vegetables. It is best to eat a fruit meal or a vegetable meal. I have also read that squash is best eaten as a vegetable. Can anyone tell me why? This has puzzled me for years because squash is a true fruit.
Just go by a rule of thumb: the more toxic a food is, the worse it is for your physical body; the less toxic a food is, the better it is for your physical body.
In my opinion, here are some things that people can ingest that are toxic on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the least toxic:
Dark green vegetables/lemons: 2
Beans (by themselves and non-processed)/potatoes/oranges: 3
Nuts and seeds: 4
Oat bran/oatmeal/avocadoes/olive oil: 6
Dairy products/meats: 7
Refined sugar: 8
Artificial sweetners: 9
I have based these ratings on experimentation of diet and listening to my own body. I am a master of biofeedback, or the act of listening to my body. Of couse though, if you want a more detailed and accurate example, I would have to spend more time on it.