In this age of microwave meals, highly processed food, fast food we want in seconds, we have lost most of the nutritional value of food. As Dr Alejandro Junger says, “We are not eating food anymore, we are eating food-like products”, and this is the problem. Less than a century ago our food was fresh, much of it locally grown, much of it actually grown ourselves, and it was filled with nutrients, our bodies loved it and our bodies thrived on it. Now though, our food tends to be calorie-dense but nutrient-sparse. Our foods tends to have excess salt, lots of sugar and chemicals which really ought only be found in a lab, not on our plates.
This is a global problem, a global worry and a global crisis. Our health costs are skyrocketing, we are getting sicker and we are addicted to the unhealthy foods. But that’s not our fault, these ‘foods’ have been designed to be addictive, designed to be beautiful and visually appealing. The advertising is designed to make these foods be sexy and desirable and is designed to hide the facts about how unhealthy these “foods” are. But once you start looking deeper into this, and it doesn’t even have to be very deep, you begin to realise how these foods are making us sicker, are requiring more of us to visit the doctor or worse, the hospital. I used to have the typical unhealthy diet, I was type 2 diabetic, had high blood pressure and high cholesterol, and that was even being on medication for all of those. Changing my diet, introducing the fresh foods, the greens, the beautiful and amazingly tasty fruits, and removing the processed “foods” reversed all of my problems, I’m now slim and I haven’t taken ANY medication for over a year, yet I’m the healthiest I’ve ever been. And this is all through the food I put inside me.
But please, don’t just take my word for it, look into it yourself, Google it, read up on other’s stories about how they have changed their lives through diet, make lifestyle changes that will literally change your life and the quality of your life well into old age.
This was my green smoothie today. It may look pondwater-like but it’s SO tasty and it nourishes your body’s cells SO quickly. Even if you only change one meal a day to a very healthy meal, that’s a 30% change to your diet and a huge leap towards your body’s health and longevity.
Here’s to a long and healthy life everyone!