Herbs are wonderful as medicine but I’m a firm believer in herbs being a good source of food, full of nutrition, to consume regularly. Maybe in some cases you won’t need any medicines in your future if you are eating nutritious foods. Don’t get me wrong I do think that pharmaceutical medicines are necessary in some cases. But sometimes if you research the cause of the issue you can reverse it or cure it with what you are eating and feeling.
We really are what we eat
We really are what we eat and thats why I started on this journey in the first place. Maybe we are starting to understand that we need to change the way we look at a convenience or fast food. I’m not talking about take out at McDonalds or Taco Bell. I’m talking about what you find in stores, and now I’m noticing more cut up veggies in the produce section. When do you think they were cut, where and by who? We can only guess. Can’t we find the time to cut up our own fresh food. Have you noticed the lack of taste in that fresh produce? The convenience may work in the moment but in the long run we pay a greater price for it. Its lack of nutrition that our body needs everyday will eventually show itself in some type of symptom.
The flavor of locally grown fruits and vegetables are so satisfying. I usually think twice before buying the mass produced tomatoes that are being offered in the grocery store. They just don’t taste as good. A large amount of the fruits and vegetables we are eating year round are being created to last longer on the shelf and to have stronger skins so they will ship better. This has changed the flavor profiles of many of them, but they look pretty.
Thinking outside the traditional box
Learning to eat some herbs that are not common or familiar to us is a healthy way to nourish our bodies. Herbs are a great food source that are loaded with nutrients. I am so grateful for all that the plants around us are offering. We need to pay attention and think outside the traditional box. Having a fresh Basil, Spinach and Dandelion salad instead of an Iceberg lettuce salad is something to think about.
Over the last few years I have been drawn to seek out other places to get my fruits and vegetables instead of mass-produced sources. I have been increasingly researching how to wild forage for some plants local to my area in the Northeast. Many plants are easily accessible in our own backyards, fields, forests and grown on local farms. The nutrient content is so important as daily foods.
I’ll be sharing with you all about a delicious herb next week that will probably surprise you as to how good it is for you. I know I am not alone because I’m actually finding it right in my local grocery store, from a local farm. I just bought some yesterday. I’m hoping this is a sign of a change as to what people are asking for in the grocery store.
Maybe we are all starting to think of the term “convenience” and what it really means in the long run. Any food that is prepared for you as a convenience is not natural or has optimal nutrition. I don’t believe what the label says.
Does this topic interest you?
I’ll do more about this topic if you are interested. What do you think about convenience foods? Especially what is being introduced to the children of today. Do you believe what they say on the package?