Eat Real Food! Eat God’s Food!
I have contemplated what to say because there is so much that can be said about nutrition and the lack there of in the foods that we are given to buy in the United States. This blog post may stretch your thinking.
I’ve witnessed firsthand when I went to Europe that they don’t have the obesity that we have here in the US. I also saw that the foods that our Big Food companies send to Europe, that they sell in their grocery stores, have different ingredients. Why??
Is there a coincidence we have more sickness, disease, inflammation and obesity in the US? NO!!!
Other countries that our Big Food companies export to don’t allow all the toxic and carcinogenic (know cancer causing) ingredients that the FDA allow in our foods. Why?? It can’t be more lucrative for a company to make the same product two different ways.
Why wouldn’t they just make one product with the “healthier” ingredients? I dare say someone is getting paid, otherwise these companies would probably not be able to turn a profit.
Follow the money is often very telling!
So which ingredients are banned?
Here are a few to look out for when reading labels. There are so many more but this is a good start.
1) GMOs – Genetically Modified Organisms
Foods that have genetically modified ingredients. Man has decided they can create a food that is healthier than what God made. If you buy organic they are not allowed to use GMO ingredients.
Foods that are GMO include:
· Corn (except popcorn)
· Sugar beet (most sugar unless sugar cane)
· Zucchini and yellow summer squash
· Apple (effective January 1, 2022)
· Eggplant (effective January 1, 2022)
· Pineapple (effective January 1, 2022)
Check your food label. Most processed foods in the US include Canola, Soy or Corn. Stay away from these even if they are organic.
Most of our wheat crops are sprayed with Glyphosate (Round-Up) to dry the wheat quicker so it can be brought to market faster.
2) BHA and BHT
These are preservatives to help our products stay on the shelf longer without spoiling. It’s also found in the packaging. They can alter your normal hormone function and lead to disease (possibly carcinogenic and endocrine disruptors).
3) Synthetic Food dyes
Like Blue 2, Yellow 5 & 6, Red 40. They increase risk for numerous conditions, like Tumors and hyperactivity in children.
4) Synthetic Hormones
Examples are rBGH and rBST which are mostly found in dairy. They also may cause cancer.
Why would we want to throw our hormones out of balance with synthetic hormones? These hormones are also greatly affecting our children and possibly why we have more women unable to conceive.
5) Herbicides, Insecticides, Fungicides
Think about it. Do you want to eat these? If they are sprayed on our crops they are in our foods. You can’t just wash them off. So, you are eating them. Yuck!
As of 2016 the European Union banned 72 of these active ingredients out of the 374 that the US allows. Why does the US allow them??
Breanne, Julie, Leigh Ann and I all may have a little bit of differences in what we teach and how and what we eat but the one thing we all definitely agree on is eating real food. Eating God’s food!
No surprise God knew what He was doing when He created our food! We also all agree that the FDA is allowing what I call Un-Food into our grocery stores.
Un-Food is what is causing most of our sickness, disease, inflammation and obesity. But they aren’t going to tell you that!
Honor your body with His food!
Please ask questions if you have them. I know that was a lot and I could say so much more, Let me know your thoughts?