What is the best healthy food?
Consumers are confused and overwhelmed. We are at the right time to define what is good food for the next generation. And since there is a food security problem around the corner, we need to make sure that we are going to have enough good, healthy food for every child on the planet.
Vegans say vegan food is good for health and environment, saints say it’s better to consume oxygen and invisible lights, carnivores say the best food is the meat of wild animals, islanders are convinced seafood makes them more intelligent.
Nutrition researchers cannot definitively answer which food is the best. The choice for us is usually made by marketers and lobbyists. So from time to time we see marketing campaigns for a new superfood. We see articles by lobbyists criticizing or praising this or that food, depending on what they profit from.
Outdated research shows that red meat is not good for health. But the problem with this research is that they considered only people eating meat with bread, sugar and other carbohydrates. New data show pure meat without any carbohydrates is healthy. I would add to this, that it is like a reset button for our bodies. They say, everything is in the meat, no need to take vitamins, fibres, etc. They say, people heal faster with this diet. I tried when I got COVID, it looks like it works. I healed relatively faster. I used to roll my eyes when my grandparents were saying that lamb broth is a medication. Now, I understand that we don’t appreciate the wisdom of old people.
The healing effect of meat can be explained, if we take into consideration our history. Nature might have needed the best predator for climate control. It could have selected us as the top predator because we hunted for longer distances thus moving ungulates as much as possible. Therefore, it explains why our bodies and microbiome thrive on meat from wild game.
Then we domesticated animals. People often blame livestock for soil erosion because of overgrazing but the shepherds’ laziness is the problem. Luckily, people like Allan Savory (a Zimbawian scientist) and Peter Andrews (an Australian farmer) recognized the problem in time. By mimicking natural migration of ungulates, they independently developed the regenerative method to turn deserts into grassland.
It looks like regenerative methods also lead to precipitation. If we succeed in turning lands into wetlands, we can enjoy clean fish as well. Seafood is considered good for our brains, but polluted oceans and seas make aquatic life forms poisonous. It is better to avoid it at all cost, because the heavy metals take a very long time to get rid of. Clean fish, on the other hand, would be the healthiest food. It adds some variety to the future food security.
Thus, large amounts of ungulates, like sheeps and goats, raised on the vast deserts of our planet, and the fish grown in future wetlands might be a solution not only for climate change but also for food security.