Born to Eat

pic by Jane Hafren

pic by Jane Hafren

I’ve seen a great advert for cat food where a cat bares its teeth, declares that it’s a carnivore and demands, ‘Feed me what I was born to eat’.

Maybe they started putting vegetables in pet food because they’re cheaper than meat. Trouble is, cats are beginning to develop diabetes and many pets are seriously overweight.

When a zoo decides to house a particular species, they first find out what it needs. This includes space, habitat and food. If humans were zoo specimens we would be kept in a natural environment and fed on fresh natural food. How strange that the majority of foods available in any supermarket have very little resemblance to our natural diet and that we spend most of our time in a working environment of artificially lit boxes with no fresh air. It’s an odd thought that we’d possibly be better off in a zoo!

Have a good look at the contents of your trolley when you next queue up at the checkout. If your shopping is all square, you need to seriously rethink your habits. If it comes in a box, you were not born to eat it. When food is processed it loses nutrients, fibre, taste and texture. If that wasn’t bad enough, the result is something so unpalatable no one would buy it so then they have to put in chemical additives (flavouring, colouring etc) to compensate.

In America, 90% of food spending is on processed products. We are on the same path; but they are not an example we should be following – just look at the state of their health.

How about taking a different perspective on yourself and making changes to meet your natural needs. If you’re daunted by the thought of switching to all natural food, make a small start and build up gradually. As you improve what you eat, you might be surprised by how much better you feel.

Top tips: Feed yourself what you were born to eat.

Pic by Jane Hafren

Pic by Jane Hafren

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