We hear it all the time, “you need to eat whole foods.” But what in the world is a “whole” food. In order for there to be “whole foods, ” there must also be half foods or quarter foods. So what do you normally eat? Are you eating a substance that is only made of food substance or are you eating part food substance, part genetically engineered food matter, and part laboratory derived juju? Well, lets find out.
What is a WHOLE FOOD?
A whole food can be picked, plucked, dug up, or killed.
Examples of whole foods: fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils, unrefined grains, raw milk, eggs, chicken, turkey, beef, seafood etc.
Can you imagine what you are about to put in your mouth growing in the wild?
For most of us it is easy to imagine marshmallow shrubs and rows of crackers being harvested on a sunny day. However, it is a lot more difficult to dream up an apple tree or a vine of raspberries. Pardon my sarcasm….
Outside of your local Coca Cola plant, I know of no streams where one can scoop up a bucket of diet soda. Anybody notice any trees where one can pick Fruit Loops?
How many ingredients are in a whole food?
Exactly ONE ingredient – itself. No label of ingredients is necessary on simple foods like apples, salmon and wild rice.
Many so called foods start out as whole foods and end up something entirely different.
These days, it seems the more we strip, refine, bleach, inject, hydrogenate, chemically treat, irradiate, and gas the more likely its going to end up in your kitchen cabinet. Instead of having warning labels on prescription medications saying keep out of reach of children, we may want to start putting them on the food coloring blasted items taking up all your cabinet space.
Your so called modern food has literally had the life extracted from them.
In order to make up for the extracted life of the food, long five plus syllable words are added to the ingredient list to make up for the loss. When was the last time you heard someone was able to make cocoa puffs at home in their kitchen? Ya, me either.
I know, this crazy talk! Who is really going to eat food, when they can eat:
“Carbonated water, caffeine, carmel color, sucrose, phosphoric acid, and natural flavors.”
“Water, chicken stock, enriched pasta, cream, chicken, pasteurized cow’s milk, salt, lactic acid, disodium phosphate, butter, modified corn starch, garlic, spice, xanthan gum, cheese flavor, partially hydrogenated soy bean oil, mustard flour, isolated soy protein and sodium phosphate.”
Yes, that would be a can of Coke and your proverbial hotdog.