The food that we eat and methods used to bring it to the table have changed dramatically since the dawn of mankind. Our diet and the quality of food that we eat today has changed beyond recognition in comparison to what our ancestors would have eaten thousands of years ago. Even looking back a few hundred years would have revealed major advances in science and technology that have influenced what we eat. Today there are more than 5,000 varieties of apples and over 500 cultivars of oranges. These are just two examples, but the pattern is repeated for most crops.
In order to meet an ever-increasing demand, the production, preservation and storage of food has changed considerably over the past decades. It is very common to find food from all around the world in our local shops and supermarkets. The produce has to travel long distances from where it has grown to reach our shops. It is either transported quickly and efficiently at great cost, before the produce spoils, or it has to be preserved in some way so that the time elapsed from harvesting to the dinner table is less critical.
We have created a list of specifically chosen foods that are naturally high in important phyto-nutrients, and that should be a regular part of your daily intake.
We recommend a predominantly (but not exclusively) vegetarian diet and it is important that the fruits, vegetables and herbs are as organic as possible due to the negative effect of some agro-chemicals on the body's normal functions.