Today most people’s food choices are convenience and speed the caveman never had these choices and lived as a hunter gatherer. They ate what they caught and what was growing seasonally.
Today’s diet consists of refined foods, trans fats and sugars, a lot of the sugars are hidden these are the root cause of today’s diseases such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, depression and infertility.
The World Health Organization predicts there will be 2.3 billion overweight adults in the world by 2015 and more than 700 million of them will be obese.
Figures for 2005 show 1.6 billion adults were overweight and 400 million were obese.
A generation has been told that low fat high carb diet was the way to loose weight.
All carbohydrates–pasta, rice, crackers, bread, potatoes, candy bars, pancakes–break down into sugar in our bodies. A bowl of spaghetti might not look much like a sugar cube, but upon digestion, they become basically the same thing. And too much sugar in our bloodstream is dangerous. So after we eat these foods, insulin comes along to take the sugar out of our blood and push it into our cells, where it can be used as fuel. The thing is, insulin is so good at its job that it overcompensates–it takes too much sugar out of our blood, and when that happens, we feel hungry again even though we just ate! And what do we crave when our blood sugar gets low? More sugar.
In most cases, being overweight isn’t about the quantity of food we eat, it’s about the quality. It’s about what those foods are, and their effects on our body chemistry. And bringing our body chemistry back into balance is the key to ending sugar addiction.
We need to get back to eating unprocessed, sugar ridden foods and eat foods our bodies process in a way that is good for us and not in a way that causes obesity and other modern diseases.
I am in no way an expert on this but I know how to cook and where to source good produce. I shall post recipes that are easy to follow and taste great.
The key to this style of eating is to source the best produce you can, I am lucky where I live that within 15 minutes there are 3 farm shops, several traditional butchers, a farmers market with a fantastic array of local producers from Meat and fish to organic vegetables. If a supermarket is your only choice always choose free range, animals raised in factories on a mass production scale are pumped full of antibiotics and other drugs during there short and often horrific lives. There was a recent case where a shipment of pork from the USA was refused entry into China as it had traces of a banned drug, the drug was a fat reduction drug. Why would a piece of pork have a fat reduction drug in it, because we have been told fat is bad for us, fat is the flavour of the meat the moisture and juiciness of it we need these good fats, natural animal fats not processed trans fats.
If you have any questions on a certain cut of meat or how to cook anything at all just drop a comment and I will attempt to answer them for you.
The majority of the recipes i will post will be the kinds of foods our parents and grandparents cooked, I like to use the cheaper cuts of meat in a lot of my cooking, this is not just to save money though that is always a good thing in these difficult financial times but they are often the best tasting cuts.