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Why modern food is bad for you

The human digestive system is not designed to consume the thousands of different food products and additives mass-produced by food manufacturers. The digestive system is complex, sensitive and delicate and i believe that the problems humans experience today (obesity, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, skin disorders, headaches, migraines, cancer, hormonal changes etc etc) are all related to the food we eat. When I talk about modern food I mean processed food!

Modern manufactured food does not provide us with the nutrients we need; a pizza from the frozen food section of a supermarket only provides excessive amounts of fat, salt and sugar. Whole foods such as nuts, seeds, grains, fruit and vegetables are produced by the earth they contain an abundance of natural vitamins and minerals and fibre. They are real and alive and give us vitality. Foods made from whole foods such as pasta, flour, bread and oats are also good for us. Brown rice and pasta are substantially better for us than white because they contain more nutrients and haven’t been stripped of them. They fill you up for longer because they take the body longer to break down. White bread often states ‘added vitamins and minerals such as iron’, ask yourself next time you buy white bread “why are these nutrients added?” the answer…because the bread has no nutritional value without them and even when they are added they are not going to be as good as the whole version i.e. Wholemeal and when nutrients are added to food our bodies deal with them differently than if they were part of the whole food. Our bodies are being forced to deal with a synthetic material.

Do you find yourself constantly hungry, if your diet consists mainly of processed, refined, high sugar, salt and fat then your body will send messages to your brain that it is not satisfied and it needs more food. This is because it is constantly craving good nutritional food that it is not receiving this leads to overeating and weight gain. The obesity levels in the UK are continuing to increase but there is a simple solution and it requires the gradual change of diet to whole foods, food that has not been refined and reduced to simple sugars and bad fats, food that is a close to its natural form as possible. Whole food such as brown rice and whole grains will fill you up for longer give your body what it needs and you will benefit from it, include fruit and vegetables or a rainbow diet (choose food that is colourful) and your body will thank you for it.

We are after all a living organism…does it not make sense to eat food that is alive, vibrant and full of goodness!

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