FOOD: Part 2 of 6

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Increase Intake of Vegetables and Fruits

Vegetables and fruits are the two most nutrient-dense foods in the Fruit Vegetable, Enforced Archworld. This means, per calorie, they pack the highest concentration of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and other health-promoting nutrients when compared to all other foods. This is true of vegetables and fruits that are raw or minimally cooked, and as close to their natural form as possible. (A french fry comes from a potato, but it is not a health-promoting food.) Consuming a higher quantity of nutrients from food (versus from supplementation) is considered one of the most important things you can do to protect and ensure your health. I won’t get into detail here, but the science shows many exceptionally high correlations between higher consumption of these foods and increased lifespan.

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-improved health of the cardio-circulatory system (better circulation of blood, reduced heart disease, reduced incidence of strokes, etc.)

-decreased risk of a number of diseases, including various cancers

-improved and quickened recovery from disease (stronger immune system)

-decreased mental decline with age (better thinking)

-decreased ocular degeneration with time (better vision)

The implications reach far and wide, and there are many other Fruit Vegetable, Enforced Archbenefits not listed here. But it is also important to mention that, among those populations already consuming high levels of these foods, those who consume more dark leafy greens (e.g. salad) and more legumes/pulses (i.e. beans, peas, and lentils) have even better health and live even longer. (Disclaimer)

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FOOD: Part 4 of 6
FOOD: Part 5 of 6
FOOD: Part 6 of 6

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Sebastian Grubb

About Sebastian Grubb

Sebastian Grubb is a dancer and personal trainer based in San Francisco. He tours nationally with AXIS Dance Company, having joined the company in 2009. He also performs regularly with Scott Wells & Dancers, freelances, teaches, and creates his own work. As a choreographer, Sebastian draws from his background in theatre, athletics, and philosophy to create work that seeks to be beautiful, conceptual, and a bit odd. As a dance teacher, he places great focus on developing healthy movement patterns that support a lifetime of dynamic movement. In addition to dancing, Sebastian is a private fitness instructor for individuals and small groups. Most of this work is done outside in parks, on stairways and up hills. He is a firm believer in training the body and mind as an integrated whole in order to achieve sustainable results on all levels. He also offers nutrition coaching to his clients and writes about many health-related subjects. “I became vegan for my health and have remained so out of compassion for other animals and the planet. I lead by example when I perform on stage or workout with my clients, showing that a vegan diet is more than adequate for a healthy, vigorous lifestyle.” -Sebastian Grubb
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