Essential for our current health and our future…change is possible!
A plethora of ingredients are banned across the globe because they are considered unsafe for human consumption. It seems like common sence, you know, to ban something that could harm us? …in the USA it’s not. Coloring agents (blue 1, blue 2, yellow 5, and yellow 6) and Olestrea found in fat free potato chips are still being put into our food. From Food Babe, “41% of Americans are projected to get cancer in their lifetime! Americans are sicker and die younger than other people in wealthy nations. The United States spends 2.5 times more on health care than any other nation, however, when compared with 16 other nations we come in dead last in terms of health and life expectancy for men and near the bottom for women.” We need HELP.
I have been struggling with trying to think of various ways I can contribute to improve the USA’s corrupted food system. From volunteering on organic farms, spreading the word and eating organic food I still feel like there is more to be done. As I dive into Food Babe’s amazing blog as I mentioned her above, (a blog investigating what really is in our food which is causing cancer and obesity among a plethora of other issues and diseases) my heart is aching for the consumer’s of this food, that being the person reading this right now, me and loved ones. We are being tricked into eating foods that are contaminated. Tricked by people with power. People who don’t have the morals and values that we hope for. Our food system is hurting many families as it hurt mine.
Many large food companies don’t care about our health they only care about making money by adding additives, genetically modified organisms and pesticides to our foods to make production go faster and save money. I hope you will stay up to date on Food Babe’s findings and try to eat local and organic whenever possible. Remember, eating healthy and organic is not only good for you, it is good for your mind, body and our environment!
Enjoy the recipe below. I pray it will help you and your family eat healthy and stay nourished!
Food Babe’s Blog: http://foodbabe.com/
* For each ingredient the amount depends on how many sandwiches you’ll be making. Feel free to add any additional ingredients to make it how you want it! This recipe is simply an idea that hopefully helps spark more creativity and healthy eating! I pray and hope you will try to use organic and local ingredients.
- Whole Grain Bread
- Garlic Hummus
- Shaved pecorino or parmesan cheese- optional
- Lemon wedges -Optional
- Fresh Dill
Instructions: Assemble to you liking and look to the picture above for guidance. Eat as an open faced sandwich and squeeze the lemon on top just before eating. Enjoy!
Happy and healthy eating!