In his profound work Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, published in 1938, Dr. Weston Price documents his findings after studying people groups untarnished by processed foods. Dr. Price found that those groups who left their native diet for "modern," processed foods showed clear signs of physical degeneration. Dr. Price's research has never been disputed.
"The evidence seemed to indicate clearly that the forces that were at work were not to be found in the diseased tissues, but that the undesirable conditions were the result of the absence of something, rather than the presence of something." Dr. Price concluded it was the absence of nutrients.
What are processed foods lacking? What is added that disrupts them? What exactly goes into foods produced in a factory? The following Food Awareness Quiz from momsAWARE is designed to help us ask these questions. These aren't commonly known facts, so the purpose is not to score well—it's designed to help awaken us to the clear connection between our health and foods stripped of their nutritional value.
Here is a sampling of the 15 questions featured on the quiz:
How did you do? To find out, see the comments section of this post. To further test your knowledge and learn more about the foods we consume, visit the momsAWARE Quiz Center and take the Food Awareness Quiz.