Our Ancestors took great care in smelling, tasting, and thoroughly chewing the foods they ate. One wrong bite of a poisonous berry or mushroom, and they’d be dead! Food was eaten fresh and in season, or fermented or cured with sea salt. Today, so many people are rushing around, eating out of packages. Most of these processed “foods” are void of nutrients, and flavored with addictive taste enhancers leaving people hungry for more and more. People are literally starving their bodies to death, while their fat cells are holding on to the borage of poisons to protect their kidneys and livers from toxic overload. These so called “foods” are combined together with non-food preservatives and chemically composed flavor enhancers to cover up the age and quality of what once was real food.. It’s nearly impossible to detect the toxins in these fake foods with the multitude of non-pronouncable ingredients.
Manufacturers are able to get away with packaging low quality foods without properly preparing the nuts and grains because they are all mixed together with artificial flavors and colors, loads of sugar, and unhealthy iodized salt to cover up the rancid, stale ingredients. It’s no wonder why so many folks are riddled with allergies, hypertension, and other degenerative diseases. Additionally, children are behaving violently at young ages, and there is an epidemic of Autistic children. It’s all related.
Beyond that, processed food is old and dead. The packaging is usually wrapped with cancer causing, estrogen altering BPA to prevent corrosion. Beside that, all the packaging is harmful to the environment. If you need to keep some emergency foods in your car or home, it is possible to find better alternatives that are BPA free, use sea salt, and don’t have the infinite shelf life of a Twinkie – it’s just not natural! Consider buying a dehydrator and a vaccuum sealer, and make your own fruit leather, properly prepared dried nuts, and jerky. It tastes amazing, is easy to do, and saves you money.
Here are some guidelines on how to cope living in a society where processed foods dominate the grocery stores…..As a rule of thumb, make packaged food, a very small percent of your diet. If you have to ingest it, make sure you read every ingredient. If you can’t pronounce it, or don’t know what it means – DON’T EAT IT! Here is a printable list of the most common list of food additives and their side effects to post to your pantry. You can bookmark it on your smartphone for when you are shopping.