THE PRICE WE PAY FOR CONVENIENCE FOOD.
“Convenience food”, which is basically processed food, was introduced by giant food corporations.
Their multi-million dollar marketing campaigns try to convince us that convenience foods are not only convenient but also economical, tasty and enhanced through the techniques of modern farming.
This couldn’t be further from the truth. The only benefit of such practices was enriching the few – while providing consumers with toxic, nutrient-void foods and depleting the topsoil. As more modern foods were introduced to the market, so was the increase of chronic degenerative illnesses such as arthritis, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, high cholesterol, digestive problems and a rise in obesity.
In today’s society, we are over-fed with high-caloric, nutrient-void foods, but malnourished. It is this malnutrition that causes our immune system to be weakened, leaving us more vulnerable to illnesses.
The toxic load from the agricultural and food manufacturing businesses has contributed greatly to the pollution of our planet; a planet already overburdened with environmental pollution and the ever-increasing human accumulation of garbage. We are slowly but surely poisoning Mother Nature, the source of all to sustain life.
What nature gives us for free, big corporations, dissect, process, refine, repackage and sell back to us at a hefty price, leaving behind a polluted environment where natural plants struggle to survive. The few plants that are allowed to grow naturally are sold to us as ‘organic’ at a high price.
THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH.
Choosing the red pill is taking the long road (the only road) to improved health. It is a journey requiring a healthy diet, lifestyle changes, time, commitment and sacrifices.
It will not give us the immediate results we get when we take a pharmaceutical (blue) pill. However, by taking the blue pill, we are merely masking the symptoms and have not addressed the underlying cause of not feeling well.
The harm caused by convenience food and pharmaceutical drugs will take time before it manifests itself as an illness. At that point, we will not be able to make the connection between the two. We will mistakenly blame our poor health on other factors like genetics or just pure bad luck.
Unfortunately there are many businesses with vested interests not in a healthy and vibrant human being, but rather in one that is ill.