When food is the closest to it’s natural state, ie not highly processed, then this forms the basic guidelines of what to eat.
Part of my daily diet includes eating a breakfast muesli called Kapai Puku that resembles bird seed with it’s natural mix of seeds & grains. Well this morning I was surprised to find that after lifting the strainer from the drain hole in the sink there was plant life. A seed left over from cleaning my muesli bowl had started to grow, pretty freaky stuff but a testament to how a product that isn’t processed can still nurture life.
Unprocessed foods, grows from sink
Quite often our foods are highly processed and undergo various processes of pasterisation, heating, extruding as well as chemicals being added for colour, taste, flavor enhancement, preservation, binding of ingredients, consistency, shelf life, transportation etc to create the end product. Well if a product can sprout a shoot after being in the most inhospitable environments, there mustn’t be much in the product other than all natural unadulterated ingredients.
This also applies to our fruit and vegetables that can also be submitted to a whole host of processes and chemicals to get them into your supermarket aisle all year around. A great example is garlic, I recently did an experiment whereby I compared organically locally grown organic verses the imported variety.
The results were as I expected, the imported version can last for months versus the local version that lasted about 4 days before sprouting shoots.
So when buying your produce or food, be careful of what you are really eating and avoid the highly processed varieties..