Have you ever been to a science centre or children’s museum where you put your hand on a ball of electricity and it makes your hair stand on end?
Well I kind of like my food to do the same. I mean, not that you have to electrocute it, but that it is so supercharged that it just can’t limp out on you. We don’t tend to like things that go limp when they should stand firm… (um, ahem).
Let’s compare that picture up there of my fresh home sprouted sprouts with this picture below:
Doesn’t that burger just look kind of saggy and dead? Flaccid if you will? You are what you eat. You’ve seen this video before, right?
The question we then have to ask is how can food that never rots, work towards our health? Well it can’t. This is because it is already dead. When you juice greens, the more time between juicing your greens and drinking the juice, the more nutrients are lost. Food that is alive won’t last forever. If we want food to keep us healing and alive and vital, we need to eat foods that are alive and vital. We want to eat foods that will rot.
It’s very simple isn’t it? So if we extend this to think of our health, or dealing with any health challenges or goals, we can consider whether a food will work towards our goals or against them. Are saggy, soggy, dead burgers and fries going to heal us? Despite what my gastroenterologist told me, they won’t. Will eating these foods make us sicker? Yeppers.
You can imagine how I felt when I received a letter from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation asking me to donate for a fundraiser where they were offering bagels, cream cheese and pop tarts in the name of finding a cure (more on that here).
Have a look at your lunch or dinner today, or maybe what you had for breakfast and consider whether it was ready to back-flip up off your plate into the air, or was on the verge of sagging down into a puddle of lethargy, oil, sugar and refinement. This would likely give you an indication of how that food is going to or did make you feel.
I’ll take mine electrically charged and back-flipping.
And so this is why I do what I do with as much love as I can. I don’t want to convert anyone. No way. I just want to offer a little delicious education, inspiration and maybe some entertainment. That means you become empowered to do what you like with the info, take on what you are ready to take on, when you’re ready for it.
And if you want to try sprouting stand-on-end sprouts yourself, here is my video where I use the word Spermies.
Question Of The Day: What prompted your interest in eating and living a healthier life?