Food is energy for our bodies. What we put in shows in our energy levels, health, and feelings. Our level of wellness is directly reflected by our food choices.
Processed foods are high in sodium (salt), refined sugar (usually sugar beet), and chemicals. It’s best to read the label on all processed foods purchased. The items listed at the top are the biggest part of the product.
Raw foods are wholesome, and contain more nutrients than processed. The differences here depend on whether the food is organic, conventional, or GMO. The tomatoes above are organic, and sold at the local Farmer’s Market every summer.
GMO produce tends to have the highest amounts of pesticides, and some have been modified to carry pesticide substances in their genetic make-up.
Conventional produce uses traditional fertilizers and pesticides. These chemicals are usually on the surface of the food.
Organic produce uses organic methods of fertilizer and pest control. The use of chemical mixtures is not used on the food.
Challenge for those who choose to – Document the types of foods you eat for a week. Look at the list of foods, and decide if you want to change.
To Wellness for All. . .Karen
Definition – A pesticide is usually a neurotoxin, and kills bugs though stopping their nervous system. These neurotoxins affect good insects and wildlife too.