What the hell is the Pioppi Diet?
Everyone and their mama is coming up with a new diet. The Pioppi Diet is being pushed by a doctor who claims in a town called Pioppi people live to 90 so we should follow what they do. But why put a limit at 90 is my question. Of course, any diet that pushes meat consumption, even fish, is limiting life.
Fish is dangerous and here are the main reasons why you should be concerned.
- It is full of saturated fat, which makes it hard to lose weight if that is your goal
- Animal protein is harmful for kidneys to process
- It’s full of toxins from the water
Fish, like other animal meat, increases risk for diabetes and cancer. Here’s what the science has to say about it: https://nutritionfacts.org/video/fish-and-diabetes
You don’t need to consume fish to get the healthful benefits that it contains. Some people claim fish is healthy because it’s rich in iodine, vitamin D, and omega 3.
Let me show you some healthier alternatives so you don’t have to consume fat and toxins to get these nutrients.
Healthier sources of iodine are seaweed/kelp, lima beans, green peas, bananas, and prunes. I showed you how to use seaweed in your meals here: https://rawfoodmealplanner.com/spirulina-and-kelp
Healthier sources of vitamin D are sunlight and mushrooms. Can you take your workout outside? If not, here are some delicious ways to consume mushrooms:
Raw Pesto Mushrooms http://rawfoodrecipes.com/recipes/raw-pesto-mushrooms
Sushi Roll with Shitake Mushrooms http://rawfoodrecipes.com/recipes/raw-sushi-roll-with-shitake-mushrooms
These fatty acids are crucial for your body and brain to function optimally, and are strongly linked to reduced risk of many diseases. Here are some healthier sources of omega 3 fatty acids: walnuts, chia seeds, flaxseeds, and hemp seeds.
You can have walnuts in your salad, like I showed you here: https://rawfoodmealplanner.com/leafy-greens
Chia Seed Pudding for breakfast, like I showed you here: https://rawfoodmealplanner.com/cashew-milk-and-raisin-chia-seed-pudding
Flaxseeds in your smoothie, like I showed you here: https://rawfoodmealplanner.com/blueberry-smoothie
And, hemp seeds in your smoothies, like I showed you here: https://rawfoodmealplanner.com/chocolate-hemp-seed-smoothie
You don’t need a lot of every nutrient for the body to work optimally. You just need the right amount for you which will vary for each person because our bodies are unique. If you have a practice of listening to the queues your body is giving you, you will know what it needs and what it doesn’t need.
If you need assistance with this, schedule a free consultation with me here: https://rawfoodmealplanner.com/book-a-health-consultation-with-me
Thank you!! You are amazing. After 4 years of being a mostly-vegan who eats seafood once in a while I can finally see that It’s time to get rid of fish. I’ve been wanting to do it for a while but I needed your article. Thank you so much for doing your good work.
Thank you so much for your kind words.