According to Merriam Webster’s Collegiate® Dictionary, 10th Edition, food is “material consisting essentially of protein, carbohydrate, and fat used in the body of an organism to sustain growth, repair, and vital processes and to furnish energy.” Further, health is “the condition of being sound in body, mind, or spirit; especially…freedom from physical disease or pain.”
If we take to heart these definitions of food and health, then when we experience the condition of not being “sound in body, mind or spirit and are experiencing “physical disease or pain,” our bodies are signaling us that they can’t “sustain growth, repair, and vital processes” and can’t “furnish energy” that’s needed. Simply stated, the body is in poor health and the food is not supplying the nutrition it needs in order to maintain itself. All one has to do is peruse the many articles found in the Articles Archive on this website to understand that the nutritional value of our food today has been compromised. Like a car that needs the correct octane gasoline in order to run properly, our bodies need correct nutrition so that it too can run properly.
When we are in poor health, unable to correct a diseased state, our bodies are telling us that the immune system isn’t functioning properly. When we don’t “bounce back” as easily as we once did from the flu or a cold, it means our immune systems aren’t up to the task.
Many of us go to our healthcare providers when we’re not feeling well and are given a prescription medication for whatever ails us. We are then up and running within a short time. However, consider the following statement that comes to us from “Nutrition’s Role in Health”:
“Drugs are mostly synthetic and are designed to treat disease symptoms and interfere with biological systems after the body’s natural defenses have failed. Food, on the other hand, provides natural raw materials the body uses to perform the functions of health maintenance and restoration.”
In the marketplace today, most of the fruits and vegetables [if not all] at our local grocer
are largely lacking in Phytochemicals because they are green-harvested.
They are picked as much as two weeks before they are fully ripened. Further, our methods of
processing, preservation and preparation also destroy valuable nutrition our bodies rely
on to maintain a healthy state. There is a method of preservation that is not well known
or widely practiced today called lacto-fermentation. It retains valuable nutrients in raw
fruits, vegetables and grains. It requires no heat or refrigeration.
What is hard for most of us to grasp is the fact that the body is designed to take care of itself when it gets the raw material it needs in order to do what it knows how to do. Granted, every body is different and we all have varying lifestyles; however, this fact still applies. As you look for ways to improve your eating habits and lifestyle, there is a food supplement that will enhance what you are doing, and that supplement is a combination of 8 essential carbohydrates referred to as Glyconutrients. Each of the body’s cells needs all 8 of these essential carbohydrates (or sugars).