Why Natural Food?

   

Our body is a marvel, so brilliantly designed and constructed, that Science is still learning how it works. One thing Science has found is that in order for our body to function optimally, it requires proper nutrition. Much like a vehicle, the quality of fuel we put in, determines the quality of the performance we get out.

What is the optimal fuel for our bodies?

If you are looking to have sufficient energy to take care of the kids all day, put in long hours at the office or perform on the sports field, then you need to make sure you are giving your body the optimal fuel or food to do so.

Optimal Food = Natural Food.

Scientists agree that our bodies were designed to take in food from nature; we we weren’t designed to digest artificial ingredients that can get trapped in the digestive system or lead to other complications and problems further down the line.

Doesn’t it make sense then to ensure we get the best nutrition, multivitamins and ingredients from nature, for that was what our bodies were designed to digest in the first place?

What’s Going on with our Food?

Much of the food available today doesn’t have the nutritional value it could have. Under pressure from large scale retailers, many farmers are forced to repeatedly grow crops in the same soil without allowing nature sufficient time to recover, which leads to depletion of the nutrient value.

Picking fruits and vegetables “green”, before they allowed to fully ripen, further drains our produce of vital vitamins and minerals, as the majority of essential nutrients are carried into our fruits and vegetables in the ripening stage of the growth process.

Additionally, our fruits and vegetables are produced in a polluted planet, with chemicals, pesticides, unclean air and water being the nursery within which they grow. All this combines to create food that is lacking in what our bodies need to be healthy.

Source: Journal of the American College of Nutrition Vol. 23, No. 6, 669-682

 

So our food is dropping in quality,  what’s the big deal?

Studies have shown that as our food has dropped in quality, so has our health along with it.

In a World Health Organisation Report, the USA went from being the 12th Healthiest nation in the world in 1998 to the 37th in the space of 2 years. 1998 was the year the practise of “green” harvesting became widespread. [2]

Have you noticed people seem to be getting sicker?

1959 – 2012 Diabetes cases have increased by 700%.

1941 – 2012 Cancer cases have increased by 31%.

2000 – 2012 Autism cases have increased by 65%.

Source: National Centre for Health Statistics

Even more disturbing is that the top 10 most common causes of death over the last century have changed significantly. Heart Disease, Cancer and Diabetes didn’t even make the Top 3 in 1900, now they are rampant.

Source:  International Weekly Journal of Science

 

Which begs the question, what’s going on?

There are a number of factors, one of which is green harvesting and processed food becoming mainstream practise in the USA leading to poor nutrition.  

Poor nutrition is even increasing Heart Disease in kids!

A Healthy Way Out

With increased studies and scientific evidence emerging daily to support the idea that our bodies function best when provided with natural ingredients, it makes sense that more and more people are turning to quality natural ingredients and products to give themselves and their families what they need to live a healthy active lifestyle.

What Does A Healthy Lifestyle Involve?

1.  Drink 6-8 Glasses of Water a Day.

2. Eat a Balanced Diet of at least 5 portions of Fruit and Vegetables

3. Exercise for 30 minutes a day.

4. Sustain a Calm, Clear Mind.

5. Get plenty of Sleep.

6. Take time to Relax and Recharge.

7. Ensure Opportunities for Play and Creative Expression.

Simply following one or two of these steps can make a big difference. What’s more, by doing each step, it makes it easier to do the next one.

For Simple Ways to Live a Healthy Life, view our Articles Here.  

 

 

 


[1] Donald R. Davis, PhD, FACN, Melvin D. Epp, PhD and Hugh D. Riordan, MD. (2004); Changes in USDA Food Composition Data for 43 Garden Crops, 1950 to 1999. Journal of the American College of Nutrition Vol. 23, No. 6, 669-682

 

[2] World Health Report 2000, World Health Organization.

 

 

 

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[1] Cohen, M.L. (2000), Changing patterns of infectious disease; Nature 406, 762-767(17 August 2000)

doi:10.1038/35021206

[2] Price, W (2000) Nutrition and Physical Degeneration.