Healthy Eating - Finding the Right Foods

Natural healthy eating can be a joy, if... you can you cut through the maze of misleading information. This subject can be very confusing, but this site does not provide the usual widespread mainstream information you normally find. If you are serious about your own health, you'll enjoy this website. It's all about finding the right foods.

  • Discover the critical factor that must be present in good, sound food-nutrition.
  • Determine which are definitely unhealthy foods.
  • Most importantly... learn how to tell if a food is going to help build your body or be a problem for it in the future - before you eat it.

Nutritious Foods Taste Wonderful

In today's world, all apples are not the same. You'll have me as your guide as you travel on your "healthy eating" journey.

You'll find excellent references on nutrition facts and healthy foods from my personal research which began over 40 years ago.

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     Apples that Make You Smile!
Joyous boy with basket of apples

For example, in 1998, while searching the Internet, my husband and I found a farmer in Michigan who sold apples. We lived in California.

He grew these apples using biodynamic farming principles. He was happy to ship us a case but we paid a pretty penny for the shipping.

Well... those were the best apples we ever ate! And, they were HUGE! I couldn't stop telling people about them for months after that.

We found more biodynamic food and came to realize those growing procedures result in the healthiest foods that we were to ever experience.

Shipping is a Factor

Too bad on shipping costs. Those apples were really not affordable when living so far away. I try to keep my nutrition facts in mind, so... I began looking for apples in the health food stores, trying to find the highest quality, always hoping to match those apples.

Organic, in season, comes close. If not in season, you are looking at stored apples which can be many months old, and usually waxed to improve their looks.

Guidelines

I always try to buy foods close to home. The local farmer's market is excellent if you have one.

From there, I look for the best quality farming procedures to maintain my healthy eating habits. They drop out when foods aren't nutritious.

I had to learn how to avoid foods grown using pesticides, synthetic chemical fertilizers and genetically modified seeds. These reduce the nutrition you are trying to get out of the food you buy, so why pay for it. Plus they can cause other negative effects. I had to learn how the foods were grown. Here's my order of preference:

  1. Biodynamic
  2. Organic
  3. Sustainable
  4. Conventional

Definitions:

"Biodynamic: a type of organic farming system developed by Austrian scientist and philosopher Rudolf Steiner in the early 1900’s."

"Organic (Agriculture): referring to a type of agriculture that promotes the use of renewable resources and management of biological cycles to enhance biological diversity, without the use of genetically modified organisms, or synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers.

"Sustainable (Agriculture): referring to an agricultural system that is ecologically sound, economically viable, and socially just...

"Conventional (Agriculture): an industrialized agricultural system characterized by mechanization, monocultures, and the use of synthetic inputs such as chemical fertilizers and pesticides..."

Reference: http://cehumboldt.ucdavis.edu/files/8286.pdf


Here's another important factor in maintaining healthy eating habits. Packaged foods are processed to taste good but they often lack sound nutrition. The good taste comes from the addition of monosodium glutamate which is a flavor enhancer.

There is much controversy about this ingredient. You might want to learn more about it. I had to learn how to find good healthy foods by reading and understanding food labels.

When you avoid foods containing monosodium glutamate (MSG), you end up having more control over your food choices. This food additive has an added value to the manufacturers as it seems people crave them.

To learn more, you can find a lot of information in the book "Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills" by Russell L. Blaylock. Healthy eating really does depend on being cause over your food selections. This book should help your understanding of this controversial ingredient.


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