Why the food we eat is killing us!
Author: Liesl Rosser
Do me, yourself and your family a favour – the next time you go to the grocery store for a weeks worth of food shopping take a good look at the contents of your shopping kart before you checkout. As you look ask yourself this:
Is the food I buy and feed my family with, mostly in its natural state or is it evident that most of the food I buy and feed my family with in a state that is far far removed from nature?
I believe this to be a vital question. You go to your fruit and veg section in your local grocery store and there you are most likely to see food in its most natural state (there are issues here – such as the soil and conditions under which the food was grown, but that we will discuss in another article). The Broccoli looks like it should, the tomatoes are plain to see, the fruits smell good etc etc.
Now take a look at the rest of the store – probably the fruit and veg space is about 10-15% of the total space set aside for foods. That means that 80-90% of the foods available for your to purchase and feed your family are some way away from their natural state. The chances are that a similar split between natural and unnatural lies in your shopping kart. How serious is that? Should we be concerned?
Firstly it is established fact that we as humans are made up of elements found in the earth – 100% – we are natural, what exists in your garden soil is the building blocks for the human body. Next consider this vital fact:
Our blood is replaced every ninety days, our soft tissue every three years and our bone every seven years.
Yes our bodies are continually being renewed. Now if our bodies consist of the elements of the earth what do you think is needed for this continual replacement and maintenance program to be successful?…..It isn’t that difficult to grasp is it? If we want to have our blood cells, soft tissue cells and bone cells replaced with strong healthy blood cells, soft tissue cells and bone cells then we need to provide our bodies with the base materials it needs to build these strong healthy cells. – I recommend you read that paragraph a few times to make sure it is remembered – I believe this is probably the most basic tenant of good health today – remember I am no scientist or doctor but I think sometimes common sense can be useful!
So back to the Grocery store. You have a massive choice of processed, frozen, freeze dried, chemically altered, reconstituted and otherwise human manipulated food stuffs to chose from. Most of these were originally natural products. Somewhere along the line the human decided that he could perhaps improve upon them or somehow make them more appealing and more profitable by tampering with them.
Think of a simple apple, grown in an apple orchard out in the countryside under the blue skies, sunshine and rain. Grown in good soil. That simple apple has grown and developed using extremely complex science that we humans do not yet fully understand. It has, through processes that are a mystery to me, absorbed goodness from the soil and presented it to us in the appealing form of a delicious apple. The same we can say for all the natural processes used by plants to present the foods we really need and found in that small 10-15% of the grocery store.
Now consider the humble cookie or biscuit. The basic ingredients would probably include some flour, water, butter, sugar etc. The trouble is even those basic ingredients have been “refined” or put through any number of processes, again the details are a mystery to me, but not to the guy who works at the large biscuit factory located on the edge of the city. What happens to the goodness and nutrition, naturally found in grains when they are refined? Up to 70-80% of mineral content is removed – vital minerals that our bodies needs and can easily absorb. The label may say the flour has been refined and “fortified” – that probably means that some minerals and vitamins have been “put back in” but often in a form that makes it very difficult for the body to absorb.
That’s just the flour, I do not have the time or space to discuss the other natural ingredients and what has happened to them. Wait til we get to the preservatives and other incredibly difficult to pronounce stuff we humans insist on stuffing into this sugar coated poison that is somewhat loosely called “food”! – that will be the subject of another article.
You get the picture though! If we want to give our bodies what they need in order to carry out the ongoing process of repair and replacement that enables us to keep functioning with health and vitality we MUST eat the right food.
Please carefully review the contents of your Kart before you check out. Please, consider spending a little more time and money in the fresh fruit and veg section where you can easily tell what is what and spend a LOT less time and money in the rest of the store where the contents of the brightly coloured merchandise is any ones guess.
Please remember that processed dead food is now making up the large majority of the westerner’s diet. Is there any mystery to the huge obesity problems, the diabetes problems and so many other nutrition related conditions that afflict the average family that spend most of their food shopping time in the 80% of the store selling “mystery contents, pretending to be food”?
Yes the food we eat is killing us because it is NOT food.
It is not so easy to change our diet and our thinking because much of the processed stuff contains addictive sugars, salts etc. These seam to create a craving in us for more of the same garbage – we have to go through a period of cold turkey to beat these cravings but when we do..Wow!! the Mangoes, the Watermelons, the Avacadoes…..they all taste so good – and that s just what your tongue is telling you….think of our your blood, soft tissue and bones feel!
One last look at your kart before check out.
About the Author
Hi, I am Liesl – Like most women I am concerned about Health, Fitness & Beauty. I am constantly researching ways to improve in these three areas. Life Leader Minerals is one great result from this research. A truly unique and beneficial product that my family has been taking for years. We would not be without the vital minerals you can only find in Life Leader.