Our Relationship with Food...It's Complicated

Posted by Sapphire 07/02/2019 0 Comment(s)

Sweet foods are tempting to many. Yet the body doesn’t always agree to your taking of snacks, desserts, and other sugary treats.

Unsurprisingly, the controversial debate on what man should eat didn’t start yesterday.

Even our ancestors seemingly had several diets despite the widespread belief that they were savvy hunters.

Indeed, a study by Cell, a flagship scientific journal showed that besides wild meat Iceman’s also ate fat, and cereals.

Fast forward to the Middle Ages and some believed that barley bread and porridge were sure tickets to good health and long life.

For others, it was wheat and meat. And so on.

 

What about today?

The controversy has reached gigantic proportions!

In one corner you’ll meet passionate proponents of non-hybrid foods slugging it out with an equally enthusiastic group of pro-GMOs.

Fans of hybrid foods also have a compelling case.

Well, we decided to wade into the conversation and share our thoughts on the Hybrid Foods vs GMOs vs Non Hybrid showdown.

Here we go:

What are non-hybrid foods?

You have to go back to the teachings of Dr. Sebi, the famed pathologist, herbal healer, and naturalist holistic to understand these.

According to the respected Doctor, these are naturally occurring (God-made) delicacies. They are electric, alive, and NOT tampered with by man in artificial laboratories.

For this reason, these foods retain their original alkalinity and don’t mess our body systems.

Subsequently, their molecular structure is complete making them rich and safe for humans who want to stay away from the many diseases that haunt the modern-day man.

 

Examples of Alkaline Foods

Dr. Sebi’s diet emphasizes “electric foods”- simply live and raw naturally non-acidic nourishments.

Specifically, your plate should be full of foods that make our bodies more alkaline (rated 8-14 on the pH chart) including:

  • Non-Hybrid Vegetables: These include Amaranth greens and Cucumber.
  • No Canned/Seedless Fruits: Good examples include cantaloupe, cherries, and dates.
  • Natural Herbal Teas (All): Here we have Chamomile and
    Anise among others.
  • Foods Spices and Seasonings:  Basil and Bay leaf fall under this category.
  • Pungent and Spicy Flavors: Achiote, Cayenne, and Coriander to name but a few.
  • Foods Nuts and Seeds: You can take Raw Almonds, Almond butter, and Raw Sesame Seeds among others.

The Case For Alkaline Foods

As you can see, the increasingly popular electric food diet includes only natural vegetables and similar fruits.

That’s because of Dr. Sebi’s observation that man-made hybrid inventions result into long term adverse effects on our bodies, for example, in the form of diseases.

Unsurprisingly, some of those who shifted to these non hybrid foods when sickly have reported being healed after a reasonable sustained period of use.

What Are hybrid foods?

Hybrid foods are the fruits of Hybridization- a process of crossing different varieties of plants.

For instance, two different fruit or vegetable classes can cross-breed to create a fresh fruit/vegetable type.

Sometimes Mother Nature makes the hybrids though it’s also sometimes human controlled on farms or plantations. 

Importantly, no lab is involved.

Examples of Hybrid Foods

Think about it:

Plenty of your daily fruits and vegetables are hybrid:

See for yourself…

  • Dominant hybrid fruits: Various seedless fruits including bananas, apples, pineapples, grapes, and citrus fruits; numerous date varieties – inclusive of kiwis and medjools.
  • Typical hybrid vegetables: Examples are carrots, beets, corn, and potatoes.

Problem With Hybrid Foods

Worryingly, Hybrid foods pack excessively high instances of sugar and starch.

 

Now, while most of the population is fully aware of the dangers of uncontrollably using sugar and starch, not many consider hybrid foodstuffs’ other risks..

Allow me to explain the greatest:

These foods have an incomplete molecular structure. This, in layman’s language, implies that our bodies struggle to absorb the essential nutrients- most of whom are the source of man’s immunity against illness.

Not only that: The foods have also been blamed for other issues like irregular weight gain.

Let’s take a banana, for example.

The vastly consumed fruit loads hefty amounts of inorganic nutrients led by insoluble sugars and fiber.

So, each time you devour a banana, their in-absorption just goes to increase molecular weight which eventually adds extra pounds.

Sure, some hybrid foods are grown organically but this doesn’t change their composition so consumers still have to contend with the aforementioned challenges.

What Are GMOs (Genetically Modified Foods)?

GMOs are deeply controversial and have been splitting opinion around the globe since they first appeared on the scene.

For starters, these are plants or animals genetically engineered with the DNA from viruses, bacteria, or other animals and plants.

More noteworthy is the fact that the experimental combinations are undertaken in a lab, under special conditions.

To their supporters, GMOs are the solution to global food shortages expected amidst a projected population boom and an irreversible decrease in arable land.

Critics, however, argue that you cannot talk about getting a man’s belly full without evaluating the suitability of what he is ingesting.

GMOs have actually proven a hot potato in many countries with some opting to expressly ban any food that resembles a GMO. 

Examples of GMOs Foods

The situation looks a bit grim.

To illustrate, an estimated 85 % of corn and 91% of soybeans in the United States is genetically engineered.

Worse still, 75% of all processed foods on our supermarket shelves are known to contain select genetically engineered elements.

So know that you could be taking GMOs next time you purchase crops like Alfalfa, Asparatame, Canola, and Papaya.

Complications Caused By GMOs

GMOs have been accused of many things by purists.

Among the commonly expressed concerns are:

  • Reduced Nutritional Value: The changes in their nutritional content are said to make them less beneficial to human biological systems.
  • Introduction of Toxins: They on occasion create allergic and toxic effects on critical bodily organs. 

Conclusion

Remember the saying that you’re what you eat?

It seems to be even truer these days.

Or how else would you explain the health crisis that the modern-day man finds himself in?

Why do we seem to be tormented by ill health more than ever?

As someone who believes in self-sufficiency, most of our eating is not helping our lifestyles.

And as Dr. Sebi lessons teach, self-love is the best love.

This could mean living on natural, organic, and environmentally respectful products.

Truth be told, our relationship with food has always been complicated, so it may not be easy to change.

But when you pull it off, you realize it’s very much worth it.

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