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What should be believe about "healthy food"?

Updated on March 20, 2015

"Healthy food" according to much of what we've been taught, often contains pesticides, antibiotics, growth hormones, additives and preservatives

One food activist (Debbie Logan of the Organic Emporium in Johannesburg) says that when she attends events, she sees things others don’t. For instance, she may see someone eating a “normal” chicken kebab, but what she’s really seeing is antibiotics, growth hormones, miserable chickens and the economy of factory farming.

She says, “While others are plating up salad, I’m seeing fields of pesticides being sprayed on mono-crops.”

This article is not even going to attempt to delve into that kind of level of so-called "healthy food", but I’m sure you’re beginning to get the picture…

Most of the time, food that's considered healthy by the health gurus is actually not healthy at all. Just because a food is fat-free or sugar-free doesn't mean it's healthy! In fact, if it's sugar-free or fat-free, I would be more inclined to worry about the ingredients that may have been added to make it flavorful without the sugar or the fat.

A food manufacturer may have left the sugar out of it, but added aspartame to get the same effect, and this is actually very toxic to the human body.

Society has taught us what "real" health is. But is real health really fat free, sugar free and to be found in boxes and cans?
Society has taught us what "real" health is. But is real health really fat free, sugar free and to be found in boxes and cans? | Source

Society's definition of healthy food

What society deems healthy is to consume foods according to the Food Pyramid. Many dieticians will encourage you to consume fat-free and sugar-free foods, because they believe they are the most beneficial for our health. However, this thinking is wrong and has been grilled into us by a society that is money-hungry and dominated by those who seek to rob you of your well-earned pennies. Even dieticians have been taught incorrectly, bless their hearts.

For instance, a common cereal advertises itself as a helpful tool to detoxify the body, but in actual fact is one of the substances that cause major distress to the body!

Bluntly put, if you want to decrease the chance of early death, and even worse, disease, and increase your longevity and quality of life, you are going to want to start eating food that is not considered normal by society.

What this really means is consuming real God-given food instead of food that has been manufactured in factories for mass consumption.

This is the best book I have ever read about what is really "healthy food":

Ever read (and understood) what's really in that cereal that tells you on the box that it's good for you?
Ever read (and understood) what's really in that cereal that tells you on the box that it's good for you? | Source

These are the healthy foods that really nourish our bodies:

  • Raw fruits
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Wholegrains
  • Raw, unsalted nuts and seeds
  • Dried fruit without preservative sulphur dioxide
  • Unprocessed foods

In summary: food that rots fast is the best for you!

The unpopular view of health

When my son was less than a year old, all he consumed was breast milk and fruit. He never saw the inside of a hospital and never had teething problems that are seen as “normal”. He hardly ever suffered from a nappy rash (no, nappy rashes are actually not normal).

Which brings to mind - if nappy rashes stopped, nappy rash products would not be needed. Hm.

But going back to my story…my friends accused me of cruelty because I would not feed my baby chocolate or chips before he was a year old. Meanwhile, their babies were in and out of hospitals, constantly had dripping noses, suffered nappy rashes, and yet it was I who was unpopular for refusing my son baby cereals filled with additives, preservatives and sugar!

If you truly understand real health, you too will become unpopular for your "radical" views!

Is cereal a healthy food?

The typical "normal" diet

Did you know that one soda drink a day increases your risk of diabetes by 85%? (This found in a study by Mercola).

“Normal” food in our society are white rolls, mass produced meat marinated in all sorts of bad sauces, breakfast cereals, bread, muffins, sodas, sweets, milk, etc. etc.

A typical breakfast – and one that is considered healthy – would be a sugar-laden cereal with added vitamins (can the body really digest manufactured vitamins?), followed by a slice of toast and an egg that came from a chicken on hormones. Tomato sauce may be added to the egg, and it probably consists mostly of sugar. This all may be swallowed down with a cup of coffee with milk and there it is again…sugar! Now if you consider yourself really health conscious, you will have replaced the sugar with a substitute that contains even worse substances than sugar.

Lunch may consist of a sandwich (and if you’re really "healthy" it will be brown – but brown just means the flour hasn’t been bleached), with a piece of processed ham, mayonnaise and lettuce (yes, the only goodness sitting between that is the lettuce). This followed with a soda (and don’t think the “light” types are any better than the sugar laden types).

A very “normal” supper may consist of pasta (no goodness there unless it’s the whole-wheat variety) and bacon together with a white sauce which definitely has no nutritional value whatsoever. This may be followed by dessert which just consists of even more sugar.

Most of the day's food provides no nutritional value at all, even though it may be fat-free or sugar-free. Is it any wonder the five major diseases are hitting more and more people? We are not providing our bodies with the nutrition they need to function optimally, and as such, we are prone to illness and disease because our systems are not equipped to handle illness or disease as they should be.

People don’t want to know this. They don’t want to know it because what they eat has such a hook on them (I should know; food had a hook on me for years). Being addicted to food is also not that surprising when much of the food we eat has purposefully been created to cause addiction to ensure we return for more.

To boot, it is not “normal” for people to suffer quite as much as they do as they age. But the food we consume ages us and causes all sorts of problems, especially as we grow older and our bodies grow sluggish from what we have consumed over the years.

In summary, don’t think I have won the fight against “normal”! I haven’t! Much of my life has been spent trying to fight various food addictions, so I know first-hand what it’s all about. And I can tell you for certain, that the foods you have been taught are “normal” and even “healthy” are mostly not.

The food we should be aiming to eat – and which is not “normal” are the foods that are as natural as possible – raw fruit and veggies, raw unsalted nuts, potatoes. The more processed a food is, the worse it is for the human body.

Normal food is not healthy and healthy – by society’s standards – is not normal.

If you want real health, be careful about what you're putting into your mouth.
If you want real health, be careful about what you're putting into your mouth.

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      Claire Carradice 2 years ago from Western Cape, South Africa

      Thanks for your thoughts Mother Earth!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      sometimes normal food is healthy and not healthy, depends on the contents, great hub