Have you ever read the ingredients on a packaged meal? Really read them? You will see a lot of “enriched”, “fortified”, “added”, etc. and many other words that I can’t even read or pronounce. When you pick up a bag of potatoes, what do you get? POTATOES. When you buy a bunch of carrots…you get CARROTS, that is real food. Ah, but is it always? What about those cute “baby-cut carrots”, you know the minis that we “pop” in our mouths? What is really up with those ones? Read here if you really want to know.
What happened to our food? When did our food turn from FOOD into “something-that-looks-like-food-tastes-kind-of-like-food- but really-isn’t-something-that-can-nourish-us”?
Our food supply has become big business. It used to be the farmers controlled the food and the quality, now it’s the big food companies and fast food restaurants that tell us what to eat. They dictate the quality of our food and they determine who gets what (think price). And can we trust them? I don’t know. We have the highest obesity rate EVER, our children are being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes (which BTW was only an adult disease until about 7 years ago) AND we are sicker than ever in the most advanced time medically. We have more medicine (now which came first the medicines or the illnesses?), more doctors, more treatments and still 9 in 10 Canadians (90%) have at least one risk factor for heart disease or stroke (smoking, alcohol, physical inactivity, obesity, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, diabetes). Come on ladies, can you see a pattern here?
So what can we do about it? We can’t stop eating. But we can be more mindful of what we put into our bodies. Real Bodies require Real Food. So what does that mean? Well, we know that our food supply is depleted so we need to supplement to get the vitamins, nutrients and minerals that we need. We know that we are not eating enough of the RIGHT kinds of foods, yes, you DO NEED 3-5 servings of fruits and veggies EVERY DAY! And we know we eat too much of the wrong stuff (but sometimes is just tastes SOOO good doesn’t it?).
5 things we can do to be better this week:
1. Choose a high grade nutrient rich meal replacement for your breakfast. CLICK HERE
2. Choose only foods that have ingredients that you understand.
3. Buy “close to the land” meaning as natural as possible
4. Use the 100 mile rule – if it traveled more than 100 miles, eat less of it.
5. If you see it advertised on tv, don’t eat it.
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