What diet works best for you?
We all have an ancestry and that ancestry had its own particular diet. These foods pertain to specific cultural genetics that were meant to optimize nourishment and take into account tradition, vary by geographical regions as well as ethnic groups, relevant to the local produce in the area, in order to meet the needs of that particular culture. This also means that our ancestry and our genetics influence how we digest food and what we actually really need from the food that we are eating. This means that we all have our own biochemical individuality, of how it is that we are governed by our culture/ genetic background and environmental heritage as well as something called the Kreb cycle, which is the rate of glucose oxidation. The diet spectrum ranges from vegetarian to carnivore.
So what this highlights is that according to your own bio-individuality, your nutritional needs are determined biochemically at the individual level and therefore your nutrition in order to be effective must be tailored to your metabolism. So therefore, it is important to be able to identify what kind of body you have, what you are able to digest and metabolize for food. Those of us that are fast oxidizers burn glucose too rapidly. Fast oxidizers require more protein and fat consumption in order to slow down the rate of glucose combustion in the Kreb cycle. Slow oxidizers on the other hand do not burn up glucose rapidly enough requiring a higher percentage of higher glucose, meaning that they need to eat less proteins and fats and do better on more plant proteins. Then there are the mixed types who do well with a mix of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
Oxidation is the rate at which we burn carbohydrates or glucose, all governing the amount of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats that our bodies require. This determines the correct amount we need to consume, which results in our acids/alkaline variations in our blood pH. When we have the right amount of oxidation for what our body requires it enhances proficiency and performance, whereas if we are on a diet that does not work for us it can actually lead to decline and disease. Dependant upon your metabolic type will determine how you will function both physically and mentally. Metabolic types are on a spectrum, at one end of the spectrum is carnivore, in the middle of the spectrum is omnivore, and on the other end of the spectrum is vegetarian.
Carnivores are fast oxidizers and therefore need a lot of animal protein. The high protein diet and high fat diet slows down the rate of oxidization to stabilize blood sugar. Carnivores need to eat a diet consisting of 30% protein, 20% carbohydrates, and 50% fat. Fruits and vegetables are okay but grains need to be minimized. Mixed oxidizers do well with a mix of protein, fat, and carbohydrates which balance the rate of oxidation to stabilize blood glucose. They need 30% protein, 40% carbohydrates, and 30% fat, benefiting from a wide range of foods. Slow oxidizers are the vegetarians, consuming vegetables and fruits with low to no animal proteins, they need a lower fat diet in order to speed up the rate of oxidation to stabilize blood sugar. Their rates are 25% protein, including nuts, legumes, fish and egg, 60% carbohydrates and 15% fats.
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