Food Politics. Who would have ever thought there is just as much injustice within the food industry as there is within the larger world? I could honestly go on and on about this topic due to the deep passion, but I will keep it brief. Food justice is not only for myself, but for the greater good of humanity.
I believe our bodies are our temples. Why on earth would I ever want to put some scientifically concocted chemicals in my body? Well, I don’t but today it is hard to escape the artificially man-made ingredients for they are in just about everything we eat. Backing it up a bit from “natural” or artificial flavors, the way food, such as fruits or veggies, are made today is completely different than a few decades ago. Crops such as wheat or corn are genetically modified for faster growth, fuller flavor, or anything to get us American people addicted and fat and attempts to make farmers more money. I was horrified to find out that the agricultural revolution really did not do the people any justice. Not only are our bodies trying to digest these genetically manufactured foods, but what are they doing for the ones that are harvesting them? Nothing either.
Remember the line from America the Beautiful, “amber waves of grain,” depicting lush rows of grains growing. That image destroyed by the way those crops are treated to grow. People truly wonder why there are such increases in diseases such as Alzheimer’s, ADHD, and even psychological disorders that are affecting a large population. Take a look at what we eat people!
Going gluten-free was one of the best decisions I ever made for myself (not that I had much choice after learning that I am allergic and having horrible allergic reactions to it). For the longest time, I resisted changing my diet, but after I started researching what the protein gluten does to the body, I quickly learned I made the right decision. There is a lot of chemistry based science involved that goes way over my head, but there were a few outstanding point that anyone without knowledge could understand. just for an example, the crops that grew back when our great-grandparents were around are not what they are today. Going back to my previous point, these wheat crops are genetically modified. Meaning they are not good for us! Take a look at people who are from other countries, they are not overweight carrying their wheat bellies around like most Americans are. Gluten and wheat that we have today in just about all of our food, breaks down in the body to visceral fat (Aka: that nice doughnut of fat around the midsection people are always trying to get rid of).
Being gluten free is difficult in this world. Many things such as deli meats, hide that pesky gluten. If all someone takes from this is a second look at what they are stuffing their face with, I will be happy. Okay I will cut the sarcasm a bit, but really take a second look at what you are putting into your body. Your body will love you for nourishing it with good food.