Garbage in Garbage out – GIGO

Garbage in Garbage out – GIGO

The other night while watching reruns of Antony Bourdain, he was touring St Thomas. The private chef cooking for him kept saying “Live Rasta Man…if you eat garbage you think garbage.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That really hit home for me, it made me think of all my mentors who have said the same thing in different ways. This can also be applied to so much more then just food.

Clutter in your home, clutter in your mind. One of my moms favorites is “birds of a feather flock together” at the time it drove me nuts when she would always tell me this about kids I went to school with. Clicks in school I do not miss at all!!

 

 

 

 

 

Later down the road I understood it better as “like attracts like.” I really do agree with that statement…now, back to food.

Eating more of a whole food diet is not only better for your body, it really is better for your mind. Studies have proven and history has shown that crap food with no nutritional value will take a toll on your body and your mind.

Bread alone has a super fascinating history and just to remind you, I’m not a true historian so my outline is vague. In the 1800s some guy figured out how to remove the bran and germ from the wheat kernel. What was awesome about that idea was the flour became shelf stable forever! The bad part of lifetime shelf life is no nutritional value! At the time only the rich could afford this processed white bread, which became a status thing. Hence the term “white bread” is a slang word for rich white people. The high price people ended up paying for this pure white bread was their health!! So in the 1930s they started adding back some vitamins to this white flour that was robbed from the process of whole grain like iron, niacin, thiamine and riboflavin. This became what we know now as enriched bread. My point is Mother Nature made the perfect food and man went and ruined it, history is always being repeated here in the name of food. True stone ground wheat has so much nutritional value that you really could could live on bread and water alone. That was why they used to feed prisoners just bread and water, cheap, easy and kept them alive. Even religious books write about this over and over. Unfortunately most so called “stone ground flour” today is done in mills with heat and or steam killing much of the goodness as well. I will do a whole detailed blog about bread and making your own wild yeast later but for now.
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”— Jim Rohn

xoxo MsFoodie

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