Does Your Food Come With a Barcode?

Whole Food vs. Processed Food
Our modern world provides us many conveniences not available 100 years ago. Transportation, electronics, communications, efficient manufacturing are just a few examples of the huge advancements that make our lives today much easier.
The food industry has also advanced with efficient farming and crop output as well as being able to process and package food items so they don’t spoil and can easily be distributed around the world. However, with the mass production of food comes a major problem: processed foods come with many additives that are more harmful than you may realize.

The food industry has also advanced with efficient farming and crop output as well as being able to process and package food items so they don’t spoil and can easily be distributed around the world. However, with the mass production of food comes a major problem: processed foods come with many additives that are more harmful than you may realize.

  • Processed meats increase your risk for colorectal cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. More than 57,000 people die of colorectal cancer each year.
  • Almost all processed foods contain preservatives, coloring or flavorings which have been linked to various types of cancer.
  • Trans fats have been proven to cause heart disease. They also adversely affect the immune system, making you more prone to inflammation and may cause cancer.
  • Food colorings may cause a myriad of problems like thyroid tumors, bladder cancer; and tumors of the adrenal gland and kidney.

    What is a Whole Food?

    A whole food is anything that is unprocessed and unrefined, or processed and refined as little as possible before being consumed. This can include fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, herbs, spices and other plants, fish, animal meat and other animal products, such as eggs and unprocessed cheese.Whole foods are foods that 100 years ago you would have hunted, fished for, gathered, or picked from a tree. It’s still around — you just have to look for it. It’s the stuff that doesn’t come with a bar code.Whole foods are nutrient-dense as opposed to calorie-dense processed foods. Eating whole foods will help you control your weight, avoid countless diseases and ailments, and with some added supplements, your body will receive optimal nutrition, fiber and natural enzymes. Your overall health will dramatically improve. You’ll also enjoy perks, such as more energy, better moods and hormonal balance.

Eat real food in addition to taking the supplements I’ve suggested above, and you should have a healthy, robust life.