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.
This means you get energy but without the problems.

4.  No added saltreal food with diana

To much salt is hard on the kidneys and creates high blood pressure.  It ends up being one more toxin the body must deal with.

Real foods have a minimal amount of naturally occurring sodium which is actually good for the body.
Most processed foods have added salt in increase the flavor (even if it is very sweet) so you will eat more and eat more often.

5.  Real Food Looks, Smells and Feels Great

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