Traditional Versus Modern Diets

 A summary on the nutritional benefits/detriments on each of the food groups below, is provided in the brochure, Traditional Versus Modern Diets at The Weston A. Price Foundation.

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Traditional Versus Modern Diets

Traditional Diets Maximized Nutrients Modern Diets Minimize Nutrients
Foods from fertile soil Foods from depleted soil
Organ meats preferred over muscle meats Muscle meats preferred, few organ meats
Natural animal fats Processed vegetable oils
Animals on pasture Animals in confinement
Dairy products raw and/or fermented Dairy products pasteurized or ultrapasteurized
Grains and legumes soaked and/or fermented Grains refined, and/or extruded
Soy foods given long fermentation, consumed in small amounts Soy foods industrially processed, consumed in large amounts
Bone broths MSG, artificial flavorings
Unrefined sweeteners Refined sweeteners
Lacto-fermented vegetables Processed, pasteurized pickles
Lacto-fermented beverages Modern soft drinks
Unrefined salt Refined salt
Natural vitamins occurring in foods Synthetic vitamins taken alone or added to foods
Traditional cooking Microwave, Irradiation
Tradition seeds, open pollination Hybrid seeds, GMO seeds

http://www.westonaprice.org/brochures/wapfbrochure.html

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