Make your meals from natural single ingredients, aim not to buy ready made/processed anything. Much easier that way to avoid additives, and to know what you are putting in your mouth. The more something has been processed (some cooking included) the less use it is to the body. It is good to learn how to feed ourselves simply. And its such a pleasure !
Eat seasonal only and as much as possible, local. Not only are you helping to return the body to natural rhythms and regularities of foods but it is the first step to changing farming methods.
Go for as fresh as possible and organic if possible, fresh being the most important, not just so much for nutrient content, but for limiting moulds and most importantly getting VITALITY. Food is stored for weeks, months and years often. Beware of your nuts and grains and dried fruits – it is only weeks from harvesting before they start decaying, so be-aware of your sources and think about how they are packaged. Even in ready meals, when tested they found high levels of mould ! Cooking does not destroy it. The point here is that our bodies are depleted and moulds are one of the biggest stressors on our immune system and for our organs.
It’s best not to get obsessive about it, but we do need to be savvy. Use your nose, before your taste buds, it will get more sensitive to detecting chemicals and moulds even though 100% accuracy cannot be expected. Store things in the fridge and keep your cupboards FRESHLY STOCKED. Organic at least limits chemicals, has more flavour usually and sometimes more nutrients but still travels if not local and is stored, don’t be fooled by organic processed foods ! If you can’t manage everything organic there are certain things that it is really worth spending the extra on and that is animal products and veg like potatoes which are so heavily sprayed.
Its great to grow your own and so satisfying, even in window boxes, sprout organic legumes, red clover, sunflower seeds (until they have first two green leaves), snow peas for the shoots. Get a good sprouter so you can rinse twice a day and then they can grow fast and fresh. If they are not sprouting vigorously in three days, discard, and get fresher seeds.
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