With every passing day, our concerns about distinguishing FOOD from FOOD “STUFF“ fades away. Our focus tends to shift from nutritional needs to satiating hunger. Our food choices are selected based on (1) speed, (2) convenience, (3) taste (4) and affordability. This has resulted in a desensitized population that no longer understands the meaning and relevancy of REAL FOOD and the important role it plays in SUSTAINING our lives.
If I asked you to envision “BEEF” and all the ingredients responsible for creating beef, how long do you think the list would be? Pretty darn short! It would basically be BEEF! This is one example of what REAL FOOD IS. Real Food is usually found growing on farms and/or being raised on farms (and/or rivers, streams and oceans.) Yet consumers rarely go to the source (or the sources outlet- The Farmer’s Market) to REGULARLY purchase the FOOD they consume. Most people go to grocery stores that mostly sell FOOD “STUFF” full of chemicals, preservatives and dyes requiring all types of processing to make it edible as well as palatable.
If I asked you to envision the following list of chemicals, preservatives and dyes does your mind project an image of FOOD?
Enriched Bleached Wheat Flour [Flour, Reduced Iron, B Vitamins (Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Folic Acid)], Corn Syrup, Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Water, Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable and/or Animal Shortening (Soybean, Cottonseed and/or Canola Oil, Beef Fat), Whole Eggs, Dextrose. Contains 2% or Less of: Modified Corn Starch, Glucose, Leavenings (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda, Monocalcium Phosphate), Sweet Dairy Whey, Soy Protein Isolate, Calcium and Sodium Caseinate, Salt, Mono and Diglycerides, Polysorbate 60, Soy Lecithin, Soy Flour, Cornstarch, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Sorbic Acid (to Retain Freshness), Yellow 5, Red 40.
Does REAL FOOD usually require 37 ingredients to make it edible? These 37 ingredients create a “PRODUCT” (NOT A FOOD) Americans have consumed since April 6, 1930. Look familiar?
This is just one example of hundreds of thousands of chemical PRODUCTS that destroy the quality of human life as they disguise themselves as “FOOD.”
Each year more and more people are shifting their consumption from FOOD to FOOD “STUFF”(“PRODUCTS.”) Since these chemical “PRODUCTS” are cheap to manufacture and lack nutritional value they are cheap for the consumer to purchase.
FOOD “STUFF” has been proven detrimental and plays a significant role in cardiac disease, diabetes, obesity, stroke and cancer. The reason is simple. FOOD “STUFF” can’t be metabolically processed by the body and interferes with normal healthy cellular function. Over time this leads to DISEASE AND DEATH!
NOT SO CHEAP AFTER ALL
Our bodies are designed to consume REAL FOOD. The two main purposes include: (1) NUTRITIONAL NEEDS (2) INFORMATIONAL NEEDS. REAL FOOD provides essential nutrients the body uses for information to maintain HEALTHY bodily function.
There is NO HEALTHY SUBSTITUTE for REAL FOOD!
Looking for a non-complicated SOLUTION to your FOOD “STUFF” eating problem?
Make 80-90% of what you eat come from a farm and/or stream/river/ocean. If it’s raised under these conditions, it is going to be REAL FOOD. Making this reasonable dietary change from FOOD “STUFF” to REAL FOOD will put you on a path toward achieving better health. Think your body can manage just fine on FOOD “STUFF” because you’re not CURRENTLY experiencing any SYMPTOMS?
IT WILL LEAD TO SELF IMPOSED PAINFUL HEALTH COMPLICATIONS IN TIME!
Now is the time to reconsider the choices of “SUBSTANCES” you willingly place in your mouth! Do you want to grow older and experience the GIFTS that QUALITY LIVING offers? Do you want to be capable of ACTIVELY participating in social and recreational activities with friends and family? Why not take a moment and consider this very important question?
Is the “FOOD STUFF” you’re currently eating on a regular basis truly worth the REAL RISK of DISEASE and DEATH you’re likely to face as a result?