Food Consumption That Matters
Have you ever wonder why your hands have a brownish marks or "oily feeling" after going through your shopping picks at the greens section or the fruits section of a supermarket ? These are the herbicides, fungicides or pesticides sprayed on the food grown in the farms to prevent crop damage.
Secondly, do you know why prices are so different between organic and non-organic and also the difference between a farm-raised or wild caught ? It really matters most on what you consumed. Is it straight from the farms from the crates, unwashed or eating with skins on ? . Indirectly, we are consuming those "chemicals" inside our bodies. Sometimes I personally get some sort of a bitter taste if you don't wash your vegetables properly at home. Sometimes you can really notice a 'glazed' layer in some class of food like eggplant and fruits especially apples. I believed this is due to some sort of chemical spray while in farming processes. I for one is very conscious of what I consumed. I pay attention to what is healthy and what is nutritious. Cheap is not good and good is always not cheap. I prefer to pay a little bit more for cleaner and better food processing. Otherwise I ended up paying more for medical expenses getting sick eating unclean and chemical laden food. This is my personal opinion .
Definition of Natural Food
Natural food means that food that has not been processed or refined in any way . It does not contain any artificial ingredients , coloring additives or chemical preservations. Nowadays the processing of food was replaced heavily by the use of science , machinery and chemicals. Food has been tainted by pesticides, fungicides and herbicides used to control crop production . Food have been genetic modified.
Also the faster pace of city life has been another big factor in the American habits over the past twenty years. The increasing need for convenience prompted this trend ready-to-eat meals prepared outside the home is expected to continue in the next decade. Whether by choice or by circumstances, meals such as fast food and processed food have changed the eating habits of consumers.
In the name of convenience, they are suffering ill health due to their ignorance. Free radicals are deadly chemicals form in our body fueled by poor eating habits, infections and pollutants. A high proportion of ailments is due to what our body consumed and the breakdown of our body system causes malfunctions and eventually causing breakdowns of important organs inside us. While USA is one of the wealthiest nations in world, definitely it is not the healthiest.
Stick to fresh organic food that are additives free, non-processed foods meaning not packet, tinned or ready made meals. Consumed a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, legumes and also herbs and spices. Herbal supplements are different from vitamin and mineral supplements in that they are considered to have medicinal value. Herbs, also known as botanicals, are one of humanity's oldest health care tools, and the basis of many modern medicines. Primitive and ancient civilizations relied on herbs for healing, as do many contemporary cultures throughout the world. In fact, the World Health Organization has estimated that 80% of the world's population continues to use traditional therapies, a major part of which are derived from plants. If you are taking other medications, refrain from taking herbal supplements without first checking with your doctor.
Over The Counter
Don't substitute dietary supplements for medication If you’re considering using a dietary supplement in place of drugs, consult your health care provider first. I got this type of warning even during my childhood days from my parents. We took a lot of herbal food and a famous saying goes like ' Let food be thy medicines'. Your kitchen is full of natural remedies for simple ailments only if you know what they are. Herbs and spices really helps to cure a simple sore throat and cold . I don't go for over the counter medicines for remedy. I normally look around the kitchen cabinet and can find honey, lemons and cinnamon and ginger.
isn't about counting fat grams, dieting, cleanses, and antioxidants; Its about eating food untouched from the way we find it in nature in a balanced way; Whole foods give us all that we need to perfectly nourish ourselves.” ― Pooja Mottl