Today food is no longer for energy, because food is everywhere. It can be served in a dinner plate at any time of the day or night; even in a cardboard box with a very recognisable logo plastered everywhere, or in an aluminium tray with a BPA plastic cover, and those are only a couple of the least worse ones.
If you want to escape the fresh food, then food can last for years, preserved in BPA layered tins/cardboard containers.
Personally, I do not know how to relate this kind of "food" to medicine. It sounds to me more like poison than actual food. And I am not talking about the content of "those foods", which include remains of Pesticides, Insecticides, Herbicides, Synthetic growth mixtures, Genetically Modified ingredients, Solvents, Caustic Soda (Acid used to peel peaches for example), Nitrates, Gluten, and to make sure you cannot taste or smell them, the food is usually loaded with Sugar and Salt, and/or MSG. And if it was not enough, fresh imported produce is radiated to put a term to the ripening process and kill bacteria/viruses/funguses.
We are told this is safe... That this has no consequence on our heath, despite numbers showing the complete opposite. Cancer cases are exploding, children born with autoimmune conditions, Dementia and many Degenerative Diseases on the rise like never before, and, Diabetes and Obesity, seems to be norm nowadays. And no... It has nothing to do with food... apparently...!
I am glad that the Fat lie has been exposed and that the fight is now on sugar. If this means that there will be less hidden in our everyday food, then that a step better towards health. But again not all fat are good and not all sugar are bad. Food is for energy but like it has been said millennia ago, Food is Medicine. So food should be consumed and chosen more carefully. It is our choice to eat the food that makes you sick or healthy and survive as a species.
If i have a tip to give: Take 20-30 seconds to look at the label of the "food" you want to buy. If there is an ingredient that you cannot pronounce, you can probably say: "It is not food... and it cannot possible be making me healthy a person!"
Many research papers out there are proving that the foods found in my recipe may act as medicine, for they contain high levels of Antioxidants, Vitamins and Minerals, that are known to combat Reactive Oxygen Species (Free Radicals), and to help the body synthesise the necessary enzymes to deactivate them, and many toxins. Plus, rich in Fibre, Prebiotics, and Probiotics, they promote a better transit (preventing auto-intoxication from waste staying too long in the bowel) and favour a symbiotic microbiota.
Recipe: (for 2 people)
225 ml Fermented Coconut Yogurt/Kefir
1 Pink Grapefruit
2 Kiwi Fruit
50 ml Aloe Vera Extract
4 Tbsp Chia Seeds
4 Tbsp Freshly Milled Flax/Linseeds
1 Tsp Açaì Berries
1 Tsp Dehydrated Pink Grapefruit Rind
Choosing Organic, and if possible local, and Ripe fruits, will maximise the phytonutrient content of each selected food. Freshly milled seeds means fresh, non-oxidised oil. Dehydrated means the food has not be subjected to high heat, and enzymes and antioxidant are left preserved and waiting to be activated.
Add fresh berries, and other fresh fruits, and remember that 5-a-day is just not enough...
Let this "medicine" feed you, not the symptoms...
It is all about FOOD!!!™
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Olivier is a Michelin-Star trained chef, also a student in Nutrition and Naturopathy, embracing fully his passion for good food and healthy eating. He should graduate July 2016.