The saying "You are what you eat" is, from a technical standpoint, quite true. Our bodies are made up of the things that we eat. This truth is a major driver behind society’s recently increased interest in food, and the burgeoning food movement. Many people have correlated processed foods, adulterated foods, genetically modified foods, and foods that have carcinogens as being negative to their own personal well-being. Those who are attentive to these facts have begun to source better quality, more natural, organic, and locally grown food products. These types of food are perhaps closer to what their great-grandparents ate, with the understanding that there is an inherent value in simple, natural healthy food.
"Stop doing what makes you sick and start doing what will create powerful health and disease will leave your body."
The soil that a plant is grown in has an immense effect on the quality and content of that plant. A healthy, high functioning soil will produce crops that are flavorful, aromatic and nutritious. The resulting crops are considered Nutrient Dense. Unfortunately, the agricultural practices being used on most of our countries soils have been primarily destructive. As a result of this, we find ourselves in a position where the USDA has been documenting mineral and nutrient declines on foodstuff for the past 80 years, since the first records were kept.