Are there any natives, cultures, aboriginals, etc. that do not have access to processed foods?
Surely yes, but visiting certain areas of Peru didn't proved to be so.
Upcoming presentations with more pictures TGTBT and learnings! Dates forthcoming.
|Pink Dolphins do exist!|
The jungle is full of creatures. Some are active by day while others are active at night. I spied spiders (i.e. tarantulas) and snakes them knowing more about the wilds than I but a sense of fear left me thanks to Armando (Explorama) and the various animal keepers.
|Cheryl with 80+lb Anaconda Snake|
|A BUG...one of many!|
Most of you have witnessed the gigantic house plants that grow in the warmer climates...saw massive lily pads tucked in a remote lake/river off of the Amazon. Must share the beauty of the Avatar tree...huge and within its branches lives a world of plants and birds - hundreds of feet tall with roots spreading far from the tree along the surface. Spectacular! in presentation
Now back to food. During my stay at Explorama I ate mostly rice, potatoes, chicken, fish, beef and vegetables for lunch and dinner - quite basic but yummy. At breakfast and truly a delight, I drank fresh juices made with various exotic fruits like papaya, mango, passion fruit, pineapple, etc. I requested raw eggs too so I could eat like I usually do...some other brave souls took to having them with me. I mostly ate what was served and enjoyed it. I did eat more than usual but took care not to overeat...no seconds. Not a chore anymore but I remember the days where seconds was always the norm especially when it tasted good.
Worth mentioning - the small sweet bananas!! There were so amazing and food for the local wasps and Cynthia.
Yup, I brought some basic supplements: the seal oil (Auum Canada) because I was going to be heading to high altitudes and I wanted the brain food for the learnings. I also brought magnesium, antioxidants (Product B Dr. Coussen's approved) and marine phytoplankton (Ocean's Alive). Many got some sickness, bitten by bugs, diarrhea, and such but with the right herbals and good eating habits (perhaps some good genes) one can escape with some minor inconveniences. Play it safe! Learn more at the presentation.
From the processed foods side, I saw plenty of bread, crackers, chips, and soda pop, and microwave popcorn is for the asking. Coca Cola is everywhere! Their bottled water and soda pop. Get your pop at border crossings (went to Bolivia), airports, markets, local touring boats, villages, etc. Everywhere!
A common food is pizza. There were a lot of pizza ovens in the restaurants in Cusco, Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) and Puno. I must admit having pizza baked in a pizza oven was more appealing than in a regular oven. Still made with wheat though so not for the gluten sensitive people.
|Reed Island: Photo by Cheryl Millett|
The tastes and temptations get the better of people even the Peruvians. Processed foods are cheap and accessible. Your purchasing dollar counts! Choose wisely and watch the grocery shelves morph to healthier foods over the year to come.
Why did I travelled to Peru, Australia last year and South Africa the year before? Travelling to new lands is an experience but the main reason was to gain more knowledge to help others on the mind body connection. Of course the countries were selected for all the adventures and experiences to unfold.
A short video on Machu Picchu...
Eat good, enjoy living well and experience new things!
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Cheryl Millett BSc NNCP CCIr
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