This is Why Your Grandparents Didn’t Have Food Allergies (But You Do!)

by in Food June 19, 2016

Have you ever wondered why you grandparents did not suffer from food allergies? 15 million Americans have food allergies that were not even thought of 50+ years ago, have you ever wondered why?

More and more people are acquiring food allergies, and this modern epidemic significantly complicates life. They are not only frustrating because they make people have to think twice about the food that they choose to consume, but they also affect health overall and cost a lot of money.

So, why didn’t your grandparents have food allergies? The answer is really quite simple…

  1. They Ate only Seasonal Real Food

Food only came from food and small markets in the early 1900’s, and because food preservatives were not widely used yet, food was fresh. Diets were nutrient dense, due to the lack of processed foods, allowing them to get the nutrition they needed from their food.

  1. They Did Not Diet and Play Restrictive Games with Their Body and Metabolisms

Our grandparents did not fall victim to fad diets, food marketing, calorie counting, and other detrimental dieting habits that are popular today. They did not even exist! Because of this, most people had healthy metabolisms and ate according to their body’s needs and cravings.

  1. They Cooked Real Meals at Home from Scratch

Buying processed foods was not an option, and eating out was a rare luxury. Lucky for our grandparents these habits actually increased their health.

  1. They did not eat GMO’s, Food Additives, Stabilizers and Thickeners

Food was not treated as if it were a science experiment; there were no additives, antibiotics, and hormones to help preserve shelf life.

  1. They did not Run to the Doctor at Every Cough

They did not go to the doctor when they felt sick or take prescription medications. Doctors’ visits were saved for accidental injuries and life-threatening illnesses.

  1. More Time Was Spent Outside

There was no choice, they did not have cell phones, computers, gaming systems, or television sets to sit inside and stare at all day. They went outside in the fresh air; children rode bicycles, played on swing sets, and acted like children.

Nutrition affects every cell in our body. The health of our cells is dependent on diet and lifestyle. Cells create tissues, tissues create organs, and we are made up of that system of organs. With the inadequacy of our nutrition today, the integrity of each cell, tissue, and organ in your body suffers, making you more sensitive to certain foods.

It is high time we go back to that way of living, eating real food, cooked at home without the use of chemical filled packaged convenience foods. It is time to stop running to the doctor every time you get a cold, and it is time to put down the phone long enough to realize that you are a living, breathing human being who is better than the store bought chemical filled junk that stocks the grocery store shelves.