Basic Four: The concept of basic four revolve around the natural foods, and those are fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes (beans and peas), nuts, seeds, dairy products, eggs, fish, fowl, and meats etc. These ingredients play a significant role in healthier diet. The vegetables, whole grains and legumes are the most important group to include in your food choice. Protein and fat foods are considered secondary groups but also play an important role to balance out the diet. The specific proportionate requirements of these four items of every human differs from person to person and from season to season.
Natural foods (like closer to the garden, fields, and orchards) should be our preference as they provides us more energy, vitality and better caloric value, as compared to process food (less useful and may contain toxicity in the form of chemicals or metals).
The main diet ingredients should consist of fruits, nuts, seeds, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes (at least 60% to 70%). People eating/focusing on diet from animal food (>15 -20 %) should re-evaluate their choice. In a longer run, High fat and low fiber contents with carbs can be detrimental to the human health. However, these types (protein based) of diet may be helpful at the time of weight loss or for the treatment of intestinal yeast overgrowth, but with main focus on detrimental decrease in natural sugar and starches, reasonable quantities of vegetables, fish, poultry and modest amount of whole grains.
To be healthy, one should try to go for a nutritious diet which must include all the vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, and phytonutrients that the body needs to function optimally. It is important to use/select fresh foods which are higher in potential nutrients (without losing the vitamins, minerals, and especially enzymes which cooking).