A car is a miraculous machine consisting of thousands of intricate parts. If the car is to perform at an optimum level, those parts have to work together. To get it to go, you have to put in the fuel source it requires. Put something else in there and sooner or later, your car will break down.
Your body is built in a similar fashion. Millions of parts working together to make sure you can get where you are going. What does your body need? It needs a natural fuel source. If you put something in it that it was not designed to handle, it will eventually break down and not run at its optimal levels. You may be able to adapt to various, non-natural foods. Some people may be able to respond better than others. But once you identify what works and consume it, your body will be able achieve and maintain peak performance.
There are times we tell ourselves that the fuel we consume is the premium high octane stuff when it really isn’t. It is not the natural foods are bodies have adapted to, but rather it is a low grade version packaged to mimic the real stuff. It might even smell and taste like it, but it is not the same. The nutrients are different. You may tell yourself, “No, no, it’s the same, but your body knows the difference. The fake stuff will never be able to replace the real food. Your natural body was not designed to handle the synthetic. If you keep putting garbage in the tank, your engine might just break down.
Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves. –Jean-Jacques Rousseau
I am not promoting what types of food you should eat. Some run on gas, others on diesel. Heck, some people might be able to get by on a blend. But if we tell ourselves that the synthetic is just as good as the natural, we are deceiving ourselves. If we deceive ourselves long enough, our bodies will suffer the effects.
And it is not just in food that we tend to deceive ourselves. We allow outside influences to change the filters through which we view the world. We allow our own biases and beliefs to change our perception of what is real and what is not. We must remove the scales from our eyes and see nature for what it really is and not for what we want it to be. We must learn to see truth.