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How important is the quality of the food you eat?

By Marcus Santer

So I got to thinking about nutritional research yesterday.

As you do.

And I realised there’s a serious problem with it.

Let’s take red meat as an example…

Depending on what research you read it’s either the hero of the hour or the villain responsible for everything from heart disease to cancer.

Pretty confusing right?

How can that be you’re probably wondering?

I was wondering it too.

And then I found myself wondering what kind of red meat was used?

Take beef for example.

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to realise the nutritional property of beef from locally raised, humanely treated, grass fed cows is going to be significantly different to beef from intensively raised, grain fed and chemically altered cows.

Quote:

“Three quarters of antibiotics consumed in the USA are fed to poultry, cows and pigs, not to treat illness but as dietary supplements to promote faster growth.”
Germs Are Us article from New Yorker online magazine [1]

And if you eat meat, the nutritional density of it will be affected by what it ate.

Right?

Right.

And I just wonder how many of the nutritional studies are conducted using quality food?

But then I guess they wouldn’t be realistic.

I mean come on, local food grown or raised the right way is usually more expensive than mass produced food shipped in from the four corners of the globe.

I certainly noticed an increase in my food bill when I swapped.

I saw a documentary recently that brought this into sharp focus.

After the US kicked the local population off their island so they could do nuclear tests, the locals stopped eating their traditional foods and became dependent on meat and processed foods shipped in from overseas.

In fact real food has become so expensive they can no longer afford it.

And their diabetes rate in the last few generations has sky-rocketed.

As a result the most common operation in the local hospital is amputation related to diabetes.

I’ll be covering this subject in greater detail in the next edition of the ZEN+ Journal. It’s a shocking story that makes clear the importance of food quality.

The message I’d like you to take home today is this:

The food you put into your body is the fuel upon which it runs.

And not all food is created nutritionally equal…

Even if it’s goes by the same name.

So always buy the best quality food you can afford.

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==> Check this out <== Bye for now Marcus P.S. I buy my meat from a local farm 12 miles away.

They treat their animals humanely, raise them the way they should be raised and slaughter them with as little stress to the animal as possible.

Is the meat more expensive than what I can buy from the supermarket?

Yes.

Is it better for me?

Yes because it’s more nutritionally dense.

Remember it’s not just what you eat that matters, it’s what you eat ate that counts too.

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==> Go here next <== Referenced: [1] http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2012/10/22/germs-are-us