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Vote for the Best!
Each time we purchase a food item we are voting in favor of that item. One morning my husband and I reviewed our table after breakfast and noticed the following foods: tea, raw honey, coconut oil, butter, fruit, and remnants of eggs and sprouted grain toast. We were quite proud of ourselves at the goodness of foods we were enjoying (and voting for) and wondered, if we were trying to impress someone, could we have planned it better?

Looking in our pantry I saw canned sardines and tomatoes, whole wheat pasta, wild blueberry spread, almond butter, and onions. Looking in our freezer I saw sprouted grain bread, flax seed meal, wild blueberries, chicken, beef, and salmon. Our refrigerator has lots of vegetables (lettuce, carrots, peppers, cabbage, broccoli, and kale), lots of fruit (oranges, apples, pineapple, and grapes), along with eggs, raw milk cheese, butter, sprouted whole grain flours, and of course, dark chocolate. Each item we purchased was a vote in favor of that item.

Let’s take a look at how we can “Vote for the Best!” when shopping in the grocery store and elsewhere.

· By purchasing lots of items in the grocery store’s produce section we are voting for lots of fruits and vegetables.
· By avoiding the majority of the grocery store’s interior aisles we are passing up the hundreds of processed fake foods that do not deserve our vote.
· By choosing beef, lamb, pork, chicken, and dairy products that come from animals that have not been routinely exposed to hormones, antibiotics, and pesticides, we are voting for healthier foods. If the animals consumed what their bodies need, such as grasses instead of grains, the resulting food products will contain the healthy fats, protein, and vitamins we are consuming them for.
· By choosing wild fish over farmed we are voting for fish that have not been fed a diet containing antibiotics, coloring, or grains. Fish are meant to swim in large areas eating what they find in their natural habitat such as algae, smaller fish, and other organisms.
· By selecting local, organic, or biodynamic foods, we are casting votes for the most nutritious, healthiest, and safest foods.

Voting for lots of real foods adds up to a landslide victory of better nutrition, healthier bodies, and a safer environment. Demand the best! Buy the best! VOTE FOR THE BEST!