We are so used to eating from packets, boxes, tins and freezers that this has become “food” to us, when in reality it is anything but “food” to us. The result is that we are often overfed but undernourished. These foods are filled with artificial chemicals that are very difficult for our bodies to either use or excrete, so they sit inside us and suppress our energy system.
This sort of diet will sustain our bodies, but is not nourishing enough to enable our cells and tissues to regenerate properly, so we age too quickly, tend to have degenerative diseases and are never as fit as we should be.
Foods that are as close to their natural state as possible are the most vital, contain the most life forces and ideally should form 75% of our daily diet. These are raw foods that feed our physical and energetic bodies.
Dr Edmund Szekely classifies food into four groups:
1. Biogenic foods – Life-giving foods
When these foods are germinated, they have the ability to activate their dormant life force and create new life and renew cells. Examples of such foods are sprouted seeds, whole grains and legumes.
2. Bioactive foods – Life-sustaining foods
Raw fruit and vegetables fall into this classification. These foods lead to a life that is healthy, vital, energetic and filled with enthusiasm and joy.
3. Biostatic foods – Life-slowing foods
This category includes all cooked food and foods that are not fresh. These foods accelerate the process of ageing.
4. Biocidic foods – Life-destroying foods
These are foods that have been refined and processed and contain harmful substances such as chemical preservatives, anti-oxidants, emulsifiers, colourings and other additives.
Biogenic and bioactive foods are the most important foods in our daily diets. These foods strengthen oxygen transportation and cellular respiration, increase cell renewal and the natural healing ability of the body. Healthy food leads to healthy, happy lives. We are what we eat – the choice is ours.
Courtesy Allison Slater