What counts as healthy whole food
Have you ever asked yourselves why we always place wonderful, red apples next to our mills? An apple shows quite clearly that within a few minutes of being cut the surface begins to turn brown due to oxidation.
This oxidation process (which destroys e.g. essential vitamins) begins immediately after milling of the grain. The problem is that you don’t see it. That is why it is best to mill grain freshly and to use the flour at once. ?
Old traditional nutrition science only took the basic nutrients protein, carbohydrates, fats and some minerals into account. Nutrient ratings were only considered with regard to calories (calories and joules). Foodstuffs which contained these ingredients in as concentrated a form as possible were considered as the most valuable.
According to the dietary teachings of Kollath, Bircher-Benner and Bruker counting calories is no longer necessary. Rather more the whole, intact foodstuff in which all nutrients are present in the correct relationship to each other in addition to essential vital elements is placed to the fore. These vital elements include vitamins, minerals, enzymes, essential fatty acids, flavouring and fibres.
Professor Kollath claims that: Only such elements which have over decades proven to be unnecessary may be removed from foodstuffs and only those added which are for certain harmless.
He differentiates between foodstuffs and whole foods.
Whole foods are either unprocessed or have only been changed mechanically or by means of fermentation.
Whole food – food for life!
Foodstuffs have been changed by heating, preserving or preparing and have therefore been damaged = denaturalised.
Foodstuffs – Means to stop being hungry!
The biological value of food does not only depend on the degree of its having been treated. Fruit, vegetables, grains and potatoes should only originate from biological or biodynamic cultivation..
That is the only way that you can be certain that plants have been grown in healthy, stimulated soil, without the use of insecticides, herbicides, pesticides and fungicides. Only healthy ground can grow healthy plants.
It is no secret, that over the past decades in industrial countries certain diseases have been increasing at a frightening rate. The fact that breaking away from natural food and replacing it by refined, industrially changed food is the cause of this can be scientifically founded. .That is why we nowadays refer to civilisation illnesses caused by eating the wrong types of food, whereby it is worth noting that people belonging to so-called primitive tribes do not suffer from these diseases.
In order to change the habits of our affluent society it is therefore essential to recognise the connection between health and nutrition.
Healthy meals are not necessarily expensive, but can be really tasty and are neither difficult nor complicated to prepare.