“Care about what you eat: absolutely insist that it be delicious and true; and never, ever accept anything less. When you sit down to a real meal, with real food, the body is fed and, having been fed and delighted, the soul is nourished. And only then are you able to become the amazing being you were born to be…” Jude Blereau in Wholefood (Murdoch Books, RRP $39.95)
Eating food that is closest to their natural state, ensures that you are getting all the nutrients you possibly can. If you know about the process involved in getting fresh produce onto your dinner table, then you know about the amount of pesticides, herbicides, and hormones that your food is absorbing. The only attraction of buying this food is that it's cheaper than getting the real thing.
You should aim to get your hands on fresh, local, and seasonal foods to ensure quality tasting food that is good for you. Sometimes fresh is not readily available, and in that case, consider frozen veges, dried fruits, and nuts. Alternatively, buying organic food means purchasing that which is free of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides, and is made without genetic engineering. Organic foods include meat and dairy products, as well as fruit and vegetables.
Not caring about the quality of your food means that you don't really care about your health. You want to constantly nourish, and cleanse your body by going back to nature and making the best of the resources that will leave you feeling strong, satisfied, and wanting more!