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F is for Food 11/28/11

When looking at our diet and deciding what food to eat to nourish our cells and souls – food quality is key.


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When looking at our diet and deciding what food to eat to nourish our cells and souls – food quality is key.

The quality of the food that we ingest directly reflects our health. This is the one area in our lives where we should not be trying to skimp and save. Don’t be prepared to settle for anything less than the best. When you re-connect to your garden and start growing your own food, you will discover that the best food doesn’t have to be the most expensive .

Food that is sown, grown, harvested and prepared with LOVE is the most nutrient-dense food on the planet! Foods fall into four quality classes according to how many minerals they have.

Remember: Hunger is your body’s search for minerals – nourish yourself with mineral-rich foods.

  • Commercially Grown

These are plants that have been hybridised, genetically modified, sprayed with insecticides and pesticides, irradiated and grown in low quality, de-mineralised soil.

  • Organic

Organic foods are free from the nasty chemicals and sprays and represent foods of a much higher mineral and nutritive value.

  • Homegrown 


With homegrown foods you can skyrocket the mineral content of your food by planting in organic soil and adding kitchen leftovers, worm teas or volcanic rock dust to the soil. Volcanic rock dust is available from any good garden nursery. Plants grown at home with plenty of TLC will grow specifically for you, absorbing the nutrients that you need from the soil to thrive.

  • Wild Plants

Wild foods contain on average 50 times more minerals than commercially grown plants.

Physiologically speaking, all disease can be traced back to a mineral deficiency of some kind. When it comes to choosing foods, think about mineral density and not calories. There are plenty other consumables where you can save money, if you are trying to budget carefully. Remember when it comes to food quality; choose the BEST your money can buy! Poison-free, organic food is paramount to our health and the health of our planet.

Peter and Beryn are both UK-trained, Raw Food Chefs working towards raising raw food consciousness in South Africa. They travel all around Southern Africa presenting Raw Food Courses and educating people about the healing power of raw, living foods and superfoods as well as demonstrating how to prepare these foods in interesting and delicious ways. Find out more at www.superfoods.co.za. They are also authors of the Rawlicious recipe book.

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