There’s a movement toward eating real food. You’ve probably noticed. It has come about for a few different reasons, one of which is the effect overly processed food has on our health.
Consequently, many have sought out small local farmers, grow their own gardens, raise their own chickens, and learn about organic farming practices in order to ensure the health and safety of the food they’re eating.
Most of us do not have the time and resources to organically grow our own food or buy only organic and pasture raised produce, meat, and dairy. That’s okay. You can start where you are and make small changes that will eventually lead to big changes in your health. Simply changing what you purchase at the grocery store within your same budget, cooking different meals, or ordering different items from the menu when you go out to eat can make a big difference in your overall health.
Eating real food is all about eating food in its most natural form–unprocessed and whole. From healthy sources, butter is better than margarine, natural raw milk is more nutritious than its homogenized and pasteurized counterpart, eggs from pasture-raised chickens have more vitamins and healthy fats than eggs from battery cage hens, vegetables and fruits that are grown without the use of pesticides and genetic modification will be absent of negative side effects to our bodies, and properly prepared grains and beans will nourish us rather than damage our digestive systems. Eating real food will ensure you’re nourished, help you maintain a healthy weight, and prevent many illnesses that are a result of a highly processed and unnatural modern diet.
Transitioning to a real food diet is a process. It may take some extra time in the beginning. I still have a lot to learn and I’ll continuously update my blog with new information. I hope this blog can be a great resource for you in your real food endeavors!