Good Food: Can You Trust What You Are Eating?
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Using ground-breaking work by medical researchers in the areas of natural and processed foods, bestselling author John McKenna analyses the diet of a typical child in the modern developed world, showing both the nutrient and the toxic content of their diet. He explains why diseases such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease and cancer are on the increase, and explains why learning difficulties and food intolerances are increasing at a phenomenal rate. He also sets out the cornerstones for healthy eating, giving examples of nutrient-rich diets and explaining precisely how they make a difference. He also surveys the recent history of food processing and looks at the simple ways we can go about reducing our intake of harmful toxins.
unrefined, sun-dried sea salt. —— In summary, the main constituents of a healthy diet are water, good bacteria, fats, protein, minerals and vitamins with a minimum amount of carbohydrate, unless you’re expending a lot of energy at work. Part of the diet should be raw food. Having said all of that, I’m now going to examine some of the controversies surrounding some of these foods. The human body is very simple in one sense and highly complex in another sense. It needs basic, simple,
butter, cereal, instant mashed potato, processed meats, beer, baked goods, dessert mixes, chewing gum, pastries and some sauces, to name a few. Read the label of any processed food. BHA is also found in a number of cosmetics, such as lipsticks and moisturisers. It has the potential to cause severe allergic skin reactions and has been banned by the European Union for use in cosmetics. Its cousin, butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), which is also used to preserve fats and can be found in the same
device. A fruit or vegetable grown on poor soil will give a low reading, whereas one grown on good soil will have a much higher reading. The device measures the solid content of the juice; in other words, it measures the sugar, vitamin and mineral content of the juice. A high sugar level indicates ripeness and a high vitamin and mineral content indicates a rich soil, so the higher the reading, the better. Armed with a Brix refractometer, go round shops and farm shops, farmers’ markets and
lean meat without the fat and they consumed all the organs, including the adrenals, kidneys, heart, eyes, brain and the lining of the gut. These were the most treasured parts of the animal. • The milk was raw (i.e. unpasteurised). The pastures on which the goats and cattle grazed were quite special. According to Dr Price’s findings, the grass was rich in chlorophyll (the green pigment in green plants), making it particularly nutritious. Substances rich in chlorophyll, such as spirulina
their health. Dr Price attributed this deterioration to the readily available supply of modern foods, especially refined carbohydrates such as white bread, cakes, biscuits, soft drinks and sweetened foods. His study included documenting the rate of caries in a training school on the reservation, but what’s interesting about this school is that the students were fed raw milk, wholewheat bread, lots of fresh fruit and vegetables and no refined carbohydrates. They had very few medical or dental