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It's so easy to give absolutes to everything our five senses encounter on a daily basis. It's also easy to give into absolutes when learning the concepts of holistic medicine. One concept which I also addressed on the forum today is that of processed/packaged foods. True, most foods out there in this "dosage form" are less than healthful choices. However there are some good snack items available that have very real and very explicit expiration dates from companies and farms that are looking out for our best interest and not just the bottom line of their products.
Such was the case when I reached into my cupboard and pulled out a product that I did not even get to try called, "California Suncakes" vegan apple snack. Made only with oats, brown rice syrup, apples, brown rice flour, soy protein concentrate, soy flour, apple juice, dried plums, and cinnamon, I ripped open the package which expired 5/30 to find mold all over it last week (around 6/18). Yes, it's packaged, yes it's convenient, but it's preservative-free and A-friendly. A good compromise in this fast-paced overly processed world.
Such was also the case last week when I went to Madison to take care of Grubster who asked me before I got to his place if there was anything I needed from the grocery store before I took care of him for his wisdom tooth removal on Friday. I told him to just get me some fresh fruits. Indeed, when I opened his fridge he delighted me with box of blueberries and a box Driscoll's organic strawberries! This was last Thursday evening. Friday, Saturday, Sunday rolled by and I was still nibbling on berries from time to time but had not yet finished them. When I took the berries to work on Monday, I left the remainder of the strawberries in the car because they were beginning to look fuzzy. By the time I came back out to the car at the end of the day, they were covered in fuzz! While I unfortunately wasted some perfectly good berries by not eating them sooner, it was so peaceful to see mold build up so quickly! I was happy to know I have been eating whole foods!
Cheers to actually eating these foods in a timely manner when purchased next grocery trip and not letting the spores get to them first, heehee! (Part of this is purchasing less foods at each trip and not stockpiling more than I can eat unless I'm accurately predicting a third world war, haha.)