The Real Diet Choice.

Why being vegan is not enough.

Being on a specific diet is so normal these days, you can be gluten-free, vegan, plant-based, vegetarian, keto, paleo, you name it. Either due to health issues or ethical standpoints, we choose to leave certain things out of our diets.

Choosing your diet has become complicated, it has become a political statement and maybe for the first time in history food is actually dividing us, not bringing us together. We sit at different tables now. We no longer share our food.

It also created confusion about what to eat now, what is healthy food, and what should I put on my plate at dinner time. The internet is swamped with diet advice and everyone knows best. Who to trust?

Most of us really want to make healthy food choices and we want to become healthy but it feels hard, a chore. We try many different things, but many of us are still overweight, tired, and struggling with health issues.

And on top of that our planet is still declining, global warming is still a thing, nothing is really changing..

What to do?

I propose another choice.

A choice between PROCESSED foods and UNPROCESSED FOODS.

Our food industry has very well played into the trends of our new diets. It created alternative milks for us, fake meats, egg replacers, gluten-free snacks, sugar-free products, soy-free, fat-free, and the list goes on. And yes, they made millions of dollars on it and continue to, it is a forever growing market. And does this mean our planet is getting healthier because of it? No.

Are we getting healthier? Nope.

Here is an interesting insight.

Companies will never make millions selling food from nature, there is no money in carrots. They make their millions selling us food products. And we happily eat it.

They must be thrilled with the new trends and the unlimited new products they can create. Hello vegans!

So let’s define processed foods.

Any type of food that has been mass-produced, GMO’d, chemically fertilized, is GMO corn-fed, boosted with antibiotics, packaged in plastic, pumped full with additives, made with extreme heat, or mono-cropped. Let me give you a few examples.

  • Mass-produced meat, raised in a feedlot (CAFO), GMO corn-fed, pumped full of antibiotics

  • Mass-produced, beak-clipped, medicated chickens for egg production

  • Mono-crop farmed vegetables and fruits that have been sprayed with chemicals

  • Foods that never rot (because of preservatives)

  • So-called highly processed health foods that are full of additives and fillers

  • Highly processed vegetable oil such as cottonseed oil or sunflower oil

To name a few..

The above foods are extremely harmful to our planet, raise carbon dioxide levels every year, deplete our soils of nutrients and microorganisms, pollute our oceans (because of the amount of plastic wrapping and chemicals used), and actually use way more resources (water, feed) to be produced.

Not only are these foods harmful to mother earth, but they are also harming us. We ingest the chemicals and medications used to grow these foods. We eat more GMO corn than we are aware of.

Not to mention…