Spelt is an ancient grain that has been cultivated for literally thousands of years. In its pure and unprocessed state, spelt is a great alternative to wheat.
The gluten in today’s processed grains has been identified as the culprit in many human health problems including bloating, gas, and weight gain. When spelt is sprouted—meaning it’s soaked for several hours in clean water—the gluten protein is broken down, making it easier to digest. We call this sprouted spelt “gluten friendly.”
The science behind sprouting is simple: Through sprouting, vitamin C is produced and there is an increase in vitamins, especially B2, B5, B6, E, K, riboflavin, niacin, and beta-carotene. Phytic acid is neutralized, making for easier absorption of calcium magnesium, iron, copper, and zinc. Finally, sprouted spelt digests as a vegetable carbohydrate as opposed to a bread carbohydrate.
Grass-Fed and Pasture-Raised Animals
Healthy food comes from healthy animals and birds that have been raised completely on grass, bugs, and worms while they freely roam in a pasture. It’s the natural way of things.
When animals are fed grain and other foods that are not natural for their species, they develop health issues that are passed along in their unhealthy meat. When animals and birds are allowed to graze and soak in sunshine, they pass along lots of good vitamin D in their meat.
Our great-grandparents didn’t have access to supermarkets and fast food; therefore, the food they cooked was never processed or grown with pesticides and genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Eating food in its purest form from the earth is the best medicine for our bodies. A balance of organic fruits and vegetables, organic sprouted grains, and grass fed and pasture-raised meat, cheese, and butter is the perfect recipe for a healthy life.
The term organic simply means fruits, vegetables, and other produce that is grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge (gross!), genetically modified organisms (GMOs), or ionizing radiation. Organic food is food in its natural form.
Note: Consuming raw or undercooked meat, eggs, poultry, or seafood increases your risk of contracting a foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.