What Is Real Food?

This video is of me showing what I feel is Real Food VS NOT Real Food. 

Real Food Feeds and Nourishes You

You might have your own definition of Real Food which will depend upon what you want or need in your life.
You may crave energy.  You may want strength.  You may need balance or healing.
Some people would consider beauty or love essential food for their lives.

Real Food is food in its most natural state; it is unprocessed or with very little processing.
Real food does not need a label or fancy packaging.  A lemon is a lemon.  An onion is an onion. Real Food is a whole food that is life sustaining.

Whole Foods are: “Foods that have been minimally refined or processed, and are eaten in their natural state. In general, nothing is removed from, or added to, the foodstuffs in preparation. Wholegrain cereal products are made by milling the complete grain.”  Definition is from www.encyclopedia.com

Our bodies were designed to digest Real Food.  The best Real Foods to me are called Powerfoods.

mom an child in front of vegetables

Benefits of Real Food:

1. Full of naturally occurring vitamins and minerals to build and nourish the body.

If you research supplements carefully you will find that the better more expensive supplements provide a wider and more sophisticated complement of ingredients. They are actually trying to get the combination and chemical structure closer and closer to the whole food state.  You might ask at some point: why not just eat the food?

2. No added fat

Too much fat makes you fat. The high levels of fat added to processed foods and junk food is the ‘bad’ kind that now has been shown to increase heart disease, obesity.
Real Food nuts,  on the other hand,  have fat in them but it is often the ‘good kind’ that has been shown to help weight loss.

3.  No added sugar

White sugar (and similar high processed sugars)  makes you fat, creates anxiety and depression, increases diabetes, heart problems and rots your teeth, and suppresses your immune system.
Processed foods almost always have sugar added to them since they know it is addictive and they want to eat as much as possible.
Most real foods (except meat) have carbohydrates in them, usually in lower quantities, but even if there are higher amounts of carbohydrates, such as in fruit, it is more slowly absorbed into the system because of fiber and other whole food elements so the sugars are not absorbed so quickly. We call these smart carbs.
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Why Are Exotic Hazelnuts So Good For Us?

Hazelnuts are uniquely delicious nuts often found in baking and chocolate giving an exotic sweet crunchiness.   They have health benefits too from being helpful for the heart to lowering diabetes risk to even helping with weight loss.

5 Health Benefits of Hazelnuts […]

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Sage Helps Our Memory and Much More Proven by Research

Modern research has proven that sage does boost our memory. Thus, verifying what herbalists have been saying for centuries about sage being good for the brain and memory to be true.

singularly good for the head and brain and quickeneth the nerves and memory”.  ~  John Gerard, herbalist,  1597

‘Salvia lavandulaefolia’, the Latin name for sage means to protect the ‘chemical messengers’ that take information to the brain for the memory.    

7 Sage Health Benefits

Learn the many health benefits of this tasty herb.   […]

By | 2017-10-31T22:21:07+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Nutrition, PowerFoods|0 Comments

Beautiful Colorful Swiss Chard is Surprising Good for You

Beautiful Swiss chard with its deep green, red, purple, and yellow leaves and bright colored juicy stalks is one of the most nutritious vegetables.

“Swiss chard is undervalued in Britain. It’s a great substitute for spinach and keeps its shape well.”  ~ Yotam Ottolenghi

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Bees Are Essential for Life Here on This Earth

By now I am sure you have heard about what is happening to our bees. These tiny workers help bring food to our table.  This year I saw many of my zucchini flowers not grow into zucchinis; it seems they did not get pollinated. […]

By | 2017-10-29T15:39:08+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Gardening, Health News, Our Earth|0 Comments

Stevia is the Most Amazing Healthy Sweetener!

The ‘sweet leaf’, stevia sweetener, does not create an insulin response and actually nourishes the pancreas which helps regulate blood sugar.   The stevia plant is incredibly sweet and also incredibly good for you. The leaf is 30 times sweeter than sugar while extracts are 300-400 times sweeter. This is good for Sugar Addicts.

Are you unsure about what the Best Healthy Sweetener is? Learn about all the benefits of stevia as a sweetener below.

6 Sweet Benefits of the Stevia Sweetener

  1. Excellent for Diabetics

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By | 2017-10-29T15:39:08+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Health Tips, Nutrition, PowerFoods|2 Comments
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