We are starting this lesson with yet another reminder that all the answers can be found in nature. And so we straight away notice the following: a peach tree, for example, bears peaches, bananas, cucumbers and red currants.
Right? 🙂 Of course not! A peach tree bears… peaches.
When, for example, a squirrel eats, it removes a walnut from the shell and then adds a raspberry on top of it, and then wraps it all in a leaf of lettuce, thus eating its sandwich.
Right? 🙂 Of course not! When a squirrel eats, it eats a walnut or a similar nut.
The moral of the story is that all food in nature is provided in simplicity and that other animal species eat very simply. Let’s be more precise:
In nature, food is given in simplicity by season and in variety throughout the year. Other animal species eat very simple meals, and vary throughout the year as the natural seasons of foods change.
On a standard diet, several different foods are usually served in a single meal. This is done either out of habit, or due to the belief that all nutrients are provided through a complex meal, or due to the need for a taste bud stimulation. The truth is that:
Example mono meals could be: a peach meal or a grape meal or a banana meal.
Vegetables are a different story, because vegetables are not our primary and preferred food, yet, they are delicious foods that are rich in minerals and occupy an important place in healthy eating. However, since vegetables contain relatively few calories per bite, it is very impractical and inefficient to expect a satisfactory mono meal from lettuce or carrots, for example. This is why relatively simple salads with the addition of some nuts or seeds or avocados, when properly combined, are the right way to consume vegetables.
Simplicity by meal, or even season, and variety throughout the year is a great way to satisfy satiety, satiation, taste and ease of food preparation, all along getting the most out of a given season, and diversify the diet throughout different seasons.