The Oxford Dictionary defines food as “Any substance that people or animals eat or drink or that plants absorb to maintain life and growth”.
Let’s break it down a bit:
1) “Maintain Life”
So, a food is a qualified food if it achieves the purpose of maintaining life. So then, what is Life?
According to our Oxford Dictionary, “Life” = The ability (of humans and animals and plants) to grow, breathe and reproduce. If the conventional foods which we have been eating all these decades are the “qualified” foods, then they should be giving us “Life”, ie. we should have been thriving as a planet, with low incidences of degenerative diseases isn’t it?
And what is the current world situation?
Pandemic diseases, degenerative diseases like cancer and diabetes, heart attacks, strokes and so on. It seems like the list is not only never ending, but appears to be increasing. Our conventional diets are apparently making us degenerate (as opposed to grow), poor breathing (environmental pollution, stress, lung diseases etc). This is especially so in the more evolved urban cities – and worse still, child miscarriages have increased while fertility rates have decreased.
The definition of “Grow” = “Increase in size and changing physically, become greater over time, germinate and develop” is what the Oxford says.
Logic suggests that this “Grow” should be on a positive note – ie. the direction of growth should be towards the greater good, improvements in physique, health, wellness, more brain power etc.
We could also interpret it as an indication of growth towards better health, development of the mind and brain, and evolution as a human being to reach our maximum potential.
Speaking of which, by the way, humans are nowhere near even 10% of our maximum potential and capability – in terms of physical and mental development at least.
Doing the same thing over and over again, living the same lifestyle and eating the same foods which have caused us to be sick today, while hoping that things will change, is pure madness to me.
Therefore, does it makes sense that as we grow older in biological age, our bodies fail, immunity drops, looks deteriorate and mind becomes inactive? And can you see that most people have to rely increasingly on prescription drugs, vaccines and pills as they get older?
In my opinion, we are not born to battle with diseases, deal with synthetic drugs nor spend our whole lives working for money. We are all born for a greater purpose.
So, how does Living Foods make sense?
Living Foods = Living Vitamins, Minerals, Anti-oxidants, Phytonutrients, Simple Sugars, Chlorophyl, Oxygen, Amino acids, Water, Fiber and these are all intact.
They are not destroyed by heat, not mutated with heavy processes, not adulterated with malicious condiments and seasonings. Raw vegan foods itself, is a complete source of food for humans.
These living foods, if planted in soil, will grow. Just like humans! If you cut off the branch of a tree, it regrows. When we scratch our skin or cut ourselves, the wounds heal!
In other words, we SELF-REGENERATE. Do you have any idea how powerful this marvelous machine is? I’m still discovering for myself and I continue to be amazed with it.
The dictionary did not say that food should be “cooked”, “baked” or “square” etc. It simply refers to food as substances which support live and growth in living organisms.
What happens when we eat processed foods, like when we eat a pizza, is that our body has to work so hard to extract the meagre (if any at all) nutrients from it, and detox a whole load of by-products junk. Just think for a moment – does that help us to regenerate or degenerate?
And what happens when we eat a fresh living apple, banana or avocado? The living nutrients get delivered to our cells directly, no toxic by-products of digestion are produced and your body can function in tip top condition.
Do living foods enable an organism to “breathe”? Yes! Plant foods have plenty of oxygen and chlorophyll.
Do living foods enable “growth” and “regeneration”? Yes! Uncooked vegan foods have LIFE in them! The very fact that some people have used raw foods to heal “incurable” diseases, is pure evidence that raw foods enable self-regeneration.
Living foods fit the definition of food completely; it just makes so much sense. You have power over your health, you always do; take that power back right now.
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