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Nutrition wisdom from yesterday


Nutrition wisdom from yesterday
Jacksonville Daily Progress

He advocated good hydration, a vegetarian diet and daily activity as a plan for keeping the body healthy and free of disease. In this time period, his dietary approach which included specific guidelines such as replacing animal proteins (meat and dairy) with plant protein foods (nuts and beans); refined grains such as white bread with high fiber foods such as whole grains; and including yogurt for its beneficial flora was decidedly unorthodox. In 1897, he helped form the Sanitas Food Company to produce his whole grain cereal at a time when the standard breakfast for the wealthy was eggs and meat. By contrast, the poor of the day ate porridge and other boiled grains. In 2006, for his breakfast cereal corn flakes, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

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