The nutrient-rich foods â€“ grown on healthy, fertile soils â€“ that will protect you against many of todayâ€™s most intractable diseases. A growing band of nutrition experts now believe the chief cause of conditions like heart disease, cancer, obesity, dementia and type-2 diabetes to be processed foods, particularly those containing sugar and refined white flour along with products containing highly-processed vegetable oils. Our best chance of avoiding these diseases is a diet of traditional, unprocessed foods like meat, vegetables, milk and eggs, together with traditionally processed foods like butter, cheese and whole-grain bread.
However, to contain the nutrients that protect health these foods must come from very special farms â€“ real farms. On many of todayâ€™s farms the soils are damaged by decades of chemical use. Soils are so depleted of life that they are no longer capable of producing nutrient-rich crops. Also on modern farms ruminant animals are kept in sheds and fed â€“ for them – unnatural feeds such as cereal grains. To produce healthy meat and milk livestock need to be raised the time-honoured way on grassland. Real farms put soil health and animal health first. This is the best guarantee we have of foods that will keep us healthy too.