It is interesting to think about how my definition of “healthy food” has changed over the last two years. At first I thought if a product was wheat free, it was healthy. After all, wheat has been so changed by hybridization, it is no longer recognized by the body as real food, and is one if the main sources major inflammation in the body. I have realized that I do not want to eat wheat!
Then I realized that corn and soy, along with sugar beets, and canola are heavily sprayed with Round-up as they grow. Since these products are in more than 7 out of 10 food items in the grocery store, I began reading every label, and eating more fresh food that has not been genetically modified to survive Roundup.
Then I realized that any food that is processed, such as brown rice or tapioca, when it is made into flour, the body turns it to glucose way too quickly to utilize its nutrients. Processing food makes it unnatural, and difficult for the body to use for fuel.
Finally, I began focusing on keeping my gut healthy with prebiotics and probiotics that build my immunity and sense of well being. My tastes have changed to appreciate fermented foods, sugar free foods, and raw foods.
After almost two years of trying to define “healthy food,” I am still working on it. I’ve made up my mind to eat what my body needs for the best health possible. I think I will be working on that definition for the rest of my life!