Recall the days when we shopped in food showcases no greater than a general store? Meat, nuts, beans, grains, and fresh fruits and vegetables that had been grown locally filled them. Non-perishable foods were only available on a few shelves in those markets.
Today, the opposite is true. Nowadays, the majority of the food items in supermarkets are non-perishable items that can remain on the shelf for years. They are designated “handled food varieties.” There are many motivations behind why this shift has occurred, yet the genuine concern is, how would we presently move through a world loaded with counterfeit food? That is a legitimate concern, so I hope the following information will assist you in sorting through the muddled world of food sources. Processed Food The majority of processed foods are not actually food at all. Food that is real is alive and will spoil. Handled food sources might incorporate a couple “genuine food” fixings; anyway those things have been handled to give it a beneficial time span of usability – which at last decreases it from a living food, to a dead food. A shelf can hold dead food for a long time.
Food Addictive A lot of manufacturers add chemicals that are addictive to their processed foods to make us crave them and get us to eat them more often; resulting in an increase in their profits. I read a few years ago about the hallucinogenic effects of MSG, which make us want to eat food with MSG in it. The extensive list of ingredients obscures these chemicals. People frequently eat the food without thinking about the dangers. Most of the time, they either don’t want to or don’t have time to look into every ingredient. They are motivated by their hunger and cravings because the food was very enjoyable the last time they ate it. However, we are aware that just because something was enjoyable does not imply that it was secure.
Food that has been fortified or enriched Typically, foods that have been fortified or enriched begin as real food but have had the most beneficial components removed; either deliberately taken out or destroyed during the process of processing. This is done to give the product a long shelf life that makes money. Sadly, the portion that provides the greatest health benefits also spoils. The return of synthetic vitamins, minerals, and fiber does not make up for the absence of natural nutrition. It simply enhances the product’s appearance. Once more, this lessens the genuine food to fake food – dead food.
An interesting fact about fortified foods is as follows: A product cannot be sold in a grocery store if the manufacturer does not complete step 2, which involves reintroducing artificial nutrition into the product. I once heard from a pharmacist that because this product is not really food, it is against the law to sell it in a grocery store! It could only be sold in a pharmacy because it was not “fortified” with artificial nutrients. Keep in mind, our bodies are alive, and they require food that is alive – to stay alive!
Real Food Earth-grown food is real food. Vitamins and minerals, natural medicine (phytochemicals), and energy are all found in abundance in fruits, vegetables, grains, lentils, seeds, and nuts; and are alive and packed with remarkable components that ensure our well-being. Choosing healthy food is always a good idea. Living food has the right amount of fiber and the right combination of vitamins and minerals to work well together. Protein, carbohydrates, and fats in living food are balanced to meet your body’s needs, and phytochemical medicines fight the bugs and chemicals that live on a daily basis. There is no need to count carbs, skip fat, or overeat protein when eating living food. We already have the work done for us. It was designed to perfectly meet our body’s requirements. It’s like trying to fit a square peg into a square hole when you eat real food. It works.
Additionally, living food is delicious! Your taste buds will begin to detoxify and return to normal sensitivity if you eliminate artificial food sources from your diet. At the point when that occurs, you will find that counterfeit food tastes fake and genuine food tastes superb!
What about protein from animals? While animal protein is not considered living food, it is considered real food. Our requirement for protein is met by animal protein. Creature protein doesn’t supply us with nutrients, minerals, or normal medication. However, those who require more protein may benefit greatly from lean animal proteins. However, bear in mind that the fat and any hormones or chemicals fed to the animal can be harmful to you. Limit your intake of animal proteins and make careful choices.
So, how do we get around in this world of made-up food? We’ve been adapted to accept that we can take care of this issue by basically perusing the fixing list and monitoring what we are eating. This approach irritates me. We can spend our entire lives reading unfamiliar words and then researching them online to determine whether or not they are beneficial. Even then, we cannot be certain that what we read online is accurate. Opinions, sales pitches, and tainted studies abound on the internet. An individual can go distraught attempting to keep all the web wellbeing guidelines!
What’s the point of knowing every ingredient list’s technical jargon? After all, manufacturers simply change the names when they notice that consumers are becoming aware of their harmful ingredients and processing methods. This can either re-enter us into the Google trap or frustrate us to the point where we give up. So, how do we break free of this slavery?
There are two approaches to this baffling problem. We can raise our hands and declare, “Whatever, it’s too difficult; I’ll just eat whatever I want.” Or, we can take the path that I believe is simpler and healthier for both ourselves and our families.
The best way to spot a fake, according to what I’ve learned in the past, is to study the real thing instead of the fake. When you understand what real food is, you can tell when it isn’t on a list of ingredients. Therefore, I instruct my customers to sift through the ingredient list rather than reading it. You should look for words like “chicken,” “black beans,” “carrots,” and so on. The next step is to select foods whose ingredient lists clearly state that they are 90 to 100 percent real food, preferably 100 percent. Keep in mind that if every food had an ingredient list, there would only be one ingredient!
We face choices that are both unhealthy and tempting every day. Make the decision right now to take charge of your health and the health of your family. A few pointers to help you on your way are as follows:
1. Study real food rather than fake food with your precious time.
2. To find real food, sort through lists of ingredients.
3. Select foods that are at least 90% real food.
4. Return the expired food to the shelf. Don’t give your hard-earned money to a dead thing.
5. Make your meals in advance and plan ahead.
6. Spending a little time now will save you a lot of time, money, and suffering in the future.
7. Don’t expect to always get it right. Simply strive to be correct more often than not.
8. Perseverance is what matters, not perfection!
Just my opinion! Good luck!