OK I stole this from a new blog that I found a couple days ago ….
Much of what’s eaten in the modern, industrialized diet is not food, but synthetic, food-like substances. If it comes in a package and has ingredients you don’t recognize, it’s synthetic. White flour and anything containing it is synthetic. Corn syrup is synthetic. White rice is synthetic. White sugar is synthetic. Most cheese is synthetic. Frozen dinners are definitely synthetic. And you can bet that anything you eat at a fast food restaurant will also be synthetic. So are all sodas and much of the sugar-water that masquerades as fruit juice.
Many of these synthetic non-foods are devoid in nutrition and packed with salt, sugar and fat. If you want to be healthier, try eating real foods! You’ll be amazed at how much better you feel, how much more energy you’ll have and how much easier sleep will come.
Real foods include:
- Fruits, vegetables and their juices (with no added sugar or preservatives)
- free-range, organic meats, fish and eggs
- Milk and natural cheese
- Organic, all-natural whole-grain breads and pastas
- Pepper, chilies, rosemary, thyme, sage, garlic, marjoram, basil, oregano, cloves, coriander, parsley, cumin, turmeric, mustard, bay leaves, tarragon, fennel, etc.
Flavoring real foods with spices and herbs will produce far healthier, tastier dishes that the fat, sugar and salt infused factory-food that oozes from supermarket shelves.
So yeah the point is, and I’ve told this to people tons of times EAT REAL FOOD.
Of course I read this article right after I got home from a nice dinner out, oh well I still eat mostly real food.