Some very nice people sent this video to me recently, and I think it’s interesting. The concept is that every whole food has a pattern that resembles a body organ and that this is proof of intelligent design. I am not here to argue intelligent design, even though I’m pretty sure it is better than unintelligent design (joke). The reason I am showing this is that it is a clever way to make the point that we need to eat whole foods as opposed to processed foods to support our body. I couldn’t find a video that showed how processed food is good for you or what part of the body it supports – I looked to make sure. I should make a video illustrating many people’s stomachs look like hamburgers or plates of pasta, though.
Let’s look at the definition of the word “eat” from www.thefreedictionary.com: To take into the body by mouth for digestion or absorption. OK. So you wouldn’t want to eat things that were bad for you – like fake or processed foods- since you are supposed to absorb them, right? Unless you think the fake food supports fake body parts. Could be a theory.
So what are whole foods? Merriam Webster defines them as, “Food that has been processed or refined as little as possible and is free from additives or other artificial substances.” OK, so that leaves out the Lucky Charms and Count Chocula. But think about the long, long, list of foods it does mean that are real, good, refined as little as possible, free from additives and whole! Here’s a partial list of vegetables and fruits that fit the definition of whole foods:
Artichokes, Asparagus, Bamboo shoots, Bean sprouts, Beets- red , Bok Choy, Broccoli or brocciflower, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage (all types) Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chives, Cucumbers
Eggplant, Garlic, Kohlrabies, Leeks, Mushrooms, Okra, Onions, Oyster plant, Parsley, Peppers (any color) Pimentos, Radishes, Sea vegetables, Squash (acorn, butternut, spaghetti) String beans, Sweet potatoes , Turnips, Water chestnuts, Yams , Zucchini
Lettuce and Greens
Arugula, Beet greens, Chicory, Collard greens, Dandelion greens, Endive, Escarole, Kale, Mustard greens, Radicchio, Red and green leaf, Romaine, Spinach, Swiss chard, Watercress
Apples , Apricot, Avocados , Bananas, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Cherries, Cranberries, Figs, Grapefruit, Grapes, Guavas, Honeydew melon, Kiwi, Kumquats, Lemon, Lime, Loganberries, Mango, Mulberries, Nectarines, Oranges, Papayas, Peaches, Pears, Pineapple, Plums, Pomegranates, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Strawberries, Tangerines, Tomatoes
OK, now that I have convinced you in 3 short paragraphs to give up all the processed food you have been eating and absorbing and to completely switch over to eating whole foods to support all you real body parts, how do you get them? At Whole Foods? Maybe not – check out this video – It’s Getting Real In the Whole Foods Parking Lot:
Well if you aren’t in the mood for that experience, I don’t blame you and even though I sometimes shop at Whole Foods, I still think the best place to get real, whole food is at the Farmers’ Markets. If you are in the Los Angeles area there are lots of them. You can find open them open almost every day of the week as well as the weekends. Shopping at your local Farmers’ Market helps keep the cost down on organic or pesticide free produce. It supports our local Farmers and it’s fun!
Remember whole foods support our body parts and fake or processed food supports our????? Oh yea, we never did figure that part out.
These recommendations are for the reduction of stress only. They are not intended as treatment or prescription for any disease, or as a substitute for regular medical care.