Food has focused on nutrients and calories, rather than food, rather than actual food. We talk in terms of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals… when all that has nothing to do with health.
Health has to do with food, which is much more than the sum of its nutrients and calories. Foods have a complex food matrix, which is healthy in its natural and minimally processed form. We have overlooked the degree of processing of these raw materials, ignoring the possible effects that alter the food and that have an impact on our health.
It is a movement that defends the right to healthy food for the population.
Real food” refers to all those foods that have been minimally processed or whose industrial processing has not worsened the quality of the composition or negatively interfered with their naturally occurring health properties.
These are real foods with beneficial or safe industrial or artisanal processing with respect to their health properties. They are obtained by adding or removing some ingredients to whole foods or by applying some industrial processing, in order to make them safer, more durable and palatable or to facilitate their consumption.