How To Get Nutritious Foods
Over the last 30 years the food people eat has changed dramatically with the increasing dominance of processed and cooked foods that are robbed of their living enzymes. Generally, everything in a packet has been processed and anything in a can or bottle has been pasteurized. Both of these processes deprive food of their natural nutrients, minerals and liver enzymes.
To make these foods last longer and taste better, food manufacturers add an overabundance of preservatives and other chemicals. You may think eating meat and seafood gives you more than enough of the daily essential minerals, vitamins and nutrients you need. Unfortunately, this is not necessarily the case. The majority of natural minerals, vitamins and enzymes that our body can utilize come from plant sources. Minerals from the earth’s soil are absorbed through natural processes into living plant cell walls where enzymes and vitamins are formed.
The nutrients that we get from eating meat are second hand and are not as good as receiving them from the initial plant source from where the animals originally received this nutrition. What’s more, in order for farmers to be able to produce more livestock to be slaughtered for human consumption, steroids and growth promoters are commonly used. By eating this meat, we expose our bodies to any toxins that maybe stored within the animals system. It’s a vicious cycle that plays havoc upon our bodies while prematurely aging us, making us fat, unhealthy and creating disease.
Although vegetables are a natural source of nourishment, once we cook them over 102° Fahrenheit / 38.89° Celsius, the living enzymes in the vegetables start to die. To actively avoid increasing accumulated toxin levels in the body, everybody needs to be aware that traditional farming methods employ the use of certain chemicals.
These are used to increase crop yields and eradicate pests and disease. Care should be taken when preparing farm grown produce, rinsing in readily available vegetable washes will ensure any chemical residues are removed. It is much safer to opt for organic produce but I advise also rinsing with the same wash to eliminate any naturally occurring pathogens and organic fertilizers.
The trouble with the food we eat these days is that it is often robbed of nutrition and packed with chemicals that play havoc upon our body. When we eat food that has no nutritional value, we may feel temporarily full, but we are actually starving our bodies as we receive no nutrition from this empty food. Soon after eating, the body sends out a signal to us saying, “I’m hungry, feed me.”
We misinterpret this; give it more empty food, consuming whatever we find in our cupboard or in the closest fast food joint. What our body is really saying is, “I’m hungry, please feed me nutritious food!” Raw fruits and vegetables packed with live enzymes easily and quickly satisfy this need.