You might wonder what I mean by real food. Food is always real, isn’t it?
Perhaps I’ll take a moment to write about what I mean when I say “real food”.
Simply put, real food is food that comes from the earth, from a farm, not from a factory. So apples lettuce, and eggs come from farms. They are real, wholesome foods, provided by nature.
How about a chocolate cake mix? — It comes from a factory and is a man-made food item with many additives, sugars, preservatives, and various other chemicals.
Why does it matter?
It matters because our bodies crave real food. We need food that is wholesome and nutritious, food that helps our bodies fight disease. Your body does not do well with processed aka “fake” food”.
Many chronic diseases (heart disease, diabetes, auto-immune diseases etc.) have sky-rocketed in the past few decades. Why? Because we are failing to eat what our bodies really need. Most people have gotten away from real food and live on highly-processed or “fake food”.
Did you know that most chronic diseases could be prevented with a healthy diet and exercise? Furthermore, there is evidence that many diseases can be reversed. How? With a healthy diet and exercise.
Many of my friends will say. “Chris, that is all fair and well. But I don’t have the time, nor the knowledge to cook from scratch. I wouldn’t know the first thing about cooking like my grandma used to.”
Stick with me for a little while and we’ll make it as simple as possible. One easy lesson at a time.
- Makes you feel good
We will learn to use real food and create delicious meals.
Lesson 1: What is Real Food?
Next Lesson: How to cook with real food. Making home-made soup from scratch, not boxed or canned.