16 min

Reimagining the Standard American Diet for Good How To Eat Less Water Podcast

    • Natural Sciences

Eat Less Water Opportunity
COOK WITH ME. Join me for a virtual live pizza party.  l will talk about how I choose ingredients to save water, offer batch cooking ideas, recipes, shopping list, with plant-based pizza topping ideas. I will provide you will a invitation template so you can invite friends over to join you. Here is a link to learn more. 
Episode Summary
The refined and processed foods that make up the Standard American Diet (SAD) has extracted a heavy toll on our health. How many people do you have in your family who have difficulty regulating blood sugar levels, reduced immunity, and struggle with chronic ailments such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.?
Our declining collective health comes more into focus when you examine these numbers. 
During the turn of the last century the average American ate 5 lbs sugar today the average is 190 lbs a year In 1900 each  American consumed 4 lbs of oils and fat each year on average, today we eat 74.1 lb a  yearIn 1900 Americans ate on average 2 lbs of cheese and 140 lbs of meat, today the average is 30 lbs cheese and 210 lbs meat per yearEach American drinks on average 53 gallons of soft drinks each year compared to 0 in 1900.And our nutrient density had decreased by 40-60 percent. According to the USDA nutritional composition tables, fruits and vegetables have fewer vitamins and mineral than they did in 1975. Broccoli has lost 54% of its calcium. Iron levels are down 60% in cauliflower and apples, bananas have 485 less phosphorus. These are overall decline on every fruit and vegetable.
What is happening to our human health is mirrored in the health of the planet too. Soil health has diminished on farms across America because of pesticide sprays and petroleum based fertilizers.
The good news, is we hold the solution. You and I can reverse the SAD food trends beginning in our kitchen starting NOW.
It requires us to return to the best practices from our grandmothers and great grandmothers kitchens, like cooking from scratch and using organic seasonal and local ingredients from the farmers market, grocery store, or your own garden. 
To achieve this means we need to slow down, to be intentional with the shopping, planning, and preparation of our food. We are attracted to fast food because it mirrors a fast lifestyle. A lifestyle that offers little time to spend time choosing our fruit and vegetables at the farmers market, little time to map out our meals each week, and forget cooking from scratch because we are collectively too tired by the end of the day.
This week's action tip:
Reflect on your own diet. What have you been putting in your mouth? Does it serve you? Does it serve the planet? The answer is always the same…either yes to both or no to both because we are each tiny replicas of this planet, each born with 70% water just like the planet earth.Institute one new action tip  you commit too. Maybe it means you start going to the farmers' market before the grocery store. Maybe that means you will sit down and plan your upcoming weeks meals, or that means you will cook from scratch more times than you do now. The goal is not perfection but to do more than what you do now.  Small changes all add up and will be reflected in your health and the health of the planet.

Links and resources:
COOK WITH ME. Join me for a virtual live pizza party.  l will talk about how I choose ingredients to save water, offer batch cooking ideas, recipes, shopping list, with plant-based pizza topping ideas. I will provide you will a invitation template so you can invite friends over to join you. Here is a link to

Eat Less Water Opportunity
COOK WITH ME. Join me for a virtual live pizza party.  l will talk about how I choose ingredients to save water, offer batch cooking ideas, recipes, shopping list, with plant-based pizza topping ideas. I will provide you will a invitation template so you can invite friends over to join you. Here is a link to learn more. 
Episode Summary
The refined and processed foods that make up the Standard American Diet (SAD) has extracted a heavy toll on our health. How many people do you have in your family who have difficulty regulating blood sugar levels, reduced immunity, and struggle with chronic ailments such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.?
Our declining collective health comes more into focus when you examine these numbers. 
During the turn of the last century the average American ate 5 lbs sugar today the average is 190 lbs a year In 1900 each  American consumed 4 lbs of oils and fat each year on average, today we eat 74.1 lb a  yearIn 1900 Americans ate on average 2 lbs of cheese and 140 lbs of meat, today the average is 30 lbs cheese and 210 lbs meat per yearEach American drinks on average 53 gallons of soft drinks each year compared to 0 in 1900.And our nutrient density had decreased by 40-60 percent. According to the USDA nutritional composition tables, fruits and vegetables have fewer vitamins and mineral than they did in 1975. Broccoli has lost 54% of its calcium. Iron levels are down 60% in cauliflower and apples, bananas have 485 less phosphorus. These are overall decline on every fruit and vegetable.
What is happening to our human health is mirrored in the health of the planet too. Soil health has diminished on farms across America because of pesticide sprays and petroleum based fertilizers.
The good news, is we hold the solution. You and I can reverse the SAD food trends beginning in our kitchen starting NOW.
It requires us to return to the best practices from our grandmothers and great grandmothers kitchens, like cooking from scratch and using organic seasonal and local ingredients from the farmers market, grocery store, or your own garden. 
To achieve this means we need to slow down, to be intentional with the shopping, planning, and preparation of our food. We are attracted to fast food because it mirrors a fast lifestyle. A lifestyle that offers little time to spend time choosing our fruit and vegetables at the farmers market, little time to map out our meals each week, and forget cooking from scratch because we are collectively too tired by the end of the day.
This week's action tip:
Reflect on your own diet. What have you been putting in your mouth? Does it serve you? Does it serve the planet? The answer is always the same…either yes to both or no to both because we are each tiny replicas of this planet, each born with 70% water just like the planet earth.Institute one new action tip  you commit too. Maybe it means you start going to the farmers' market before the grocery store. Maybe that means you will sit down and plan your upcoming weeks meals, or that means you will cook from scratch more times than you do now. The goal is not perfection but to do more than what you do now.  Small changes all add up and will be reflected in your health and the health of the planet.

Links and resources:
COOK WITH ME. Join me for a virtual live pizza party.  l will talk about how I choose ingredients to save water, offer batch cooking ideas, recipes, shopping list, with plant-based pizza topping ideas. I will provide you will a invitation template so you can invite friends over to join you. Here is a link to

16 min