How to Recognize Real Food:
- Does not need a label listing all the ingredients.
- Celebrities don’t endorse it.
- Tastes good and makes us feel good.
- Usually rots or spoils quickly.
- Provides us with fuel.
- Has been grown on this earth.
- Does not arrive through the window of your car.
Another reason why many people do not eat real food is the cost. Have you noticed that fruits and vegetables cost more than junk food? Some people use this fact to justify eating food that is not real.
Daphne Oz (daughter of Dr. Oz) looked over her receipts and noticed a trend: “The more heavily processed and artificial the food, the less expensive it was. How is it that something that you eat exactly the way it looks when it comes out of the ground or off a tree can cost more than something that went through a day and a half of mechanical digestion by heavy machinery?”
If real foods like fruits, vegetables, beans and oats seem tasteless now, you are probably eating stuff with too many additives, like sugar or salt. Processed or refined foods (candy, breakfast cereal, cakes, cookies, ice cream, canned soup, etc.) contain additives, sugar or salt and can create unnatural cravings. The best thing is to simply not eat them.
It is simple: Our body is real therefore we should feed it real food, not food that has been highly processed or created artificially. Our body was designed to eat real food that is whole and natural.
I love food! I am sure you do too. Strolling through the produce department seeing mountains of reds, greens, oranges and yellows is a wonderful experience.
Going to the farmers market is even more fun! This is real food grown by real people. They tell me that the cucumbers, lettuce and raspberries were picked early that morning. You can still smell the earth that these foods come from.
Paying at the grocery store is not as much fun: waiting among lines of moms, teenagers, and businessmen with their carts piled high with packages and cans. Is this food? Mostly it is dead food filled with chemicals, not real food. It is sad.
Real Food Recipes: Healthy sweet easy peasy recipes without chemicals and sugar:
- Raw Apricot Coconut Balls: It doesn’t get any easier or more tasty!
- Banana Pudding: My favorite fast food healthy dessert!
Learn How To Cook and Prepare Real Food
I am so passionate about getting off junk food that I offer Healthy Online Trainings where you get focused support in eating perfectly balanced healthy meals.
These includes shopping lists, menus, video training, plus personal and group support. Sometimes just knowing what to do is not enough. A person has to feel confident enough to do it easily.
How much real food are you eating?