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Natural food vs. industrialized food in comparison

Natural food vs industrial food

Natural food vs. industrial food in comparison

Sometimes it takes a hike in the Caucasus to become fully aware of something again.

How does natural food influence our health, our performance, our happiness in life, even intelligence and consciousness? On the other hand, what is the impact of industrial food?

If I were to decide which of my diet rules from the post. Healthy diet is the most important, then I would say “Avoid industrial foods”.

1. Industrial food – definition

You can put it simply by saying, “Industrial foods are all the ones you can’t find in the wild.”

Semi-industrial food is food that has been carefully processed but not chemically treated.

Natural food, on the other hand, is neither chemically treated nor industrially processed in any way.

Without studying nutrition or paying a self-proclaimed nutrition guru €100 an hour, anyone can already take a very big step towards a healthier diet by gradually switching from industrial food to natural food.

Furthermore, it has absolutely nothing to do with money, since you can find natural food, as the name suggests, partly even in the wild.

With the right strategies, on the other hand, you can even save real money if you eat a more natural diet.

2. Examples of natural food, semi-industrial food and industrial food.


Examples of natural food in the range Cereals are self-flaked cereal flakes. Home-baked bread from freshly milled flour, bread from a private baker who still bakes according to the old tradition, or pancakes made from freshly milled flour also still count as natural food.

Semi-industrial food in the cereals sector are packaged whole-grain pasta cereal flakes and mueslis. To ensure the long shelf life, these are also heated or deprived of nutrients. These foods are vetretbar, but no longer have the full nutrient content, a reduced enzyme content and no longer meet the health-promoting aspect of natural food.

Industrial foods in grain products are all white flour products, i.e. white rolls, toast, packaged whole wheat bread in the supermarket, chocolate corn flakes, husked rice, or durum wheat semolina pasta.


To put any kind of meat in the category of natural food is not possible, because then you would have to eat completely unprocessed raw meat.

Therefore, only the categorization into semi-industrial food and industrial food is made here.

Semi-industrial food in this area is gently prepared meat from excessive pasture farming or game from the hunter.

Industrial food is any kind of sausage. Unfortunately, the use of pickling salt and the way it is processed alone is enough to make it impossible to speak of a semi-industrial food product.

Furthermore, packaged sausages, ready meals with meat, breaded chick nuggets and any kind of meat products from factory farming fall into the industrial food sector.

Dairy products

Natural food in this area is milk that you have freshly milked and pasteurized yourself, self-prepared kefir or natural yogurt.

Even store-bought pasteurized milk and soft cheeses made from pasteurized milk still fall within the realm of natural foods if they come from animals raised on excessive pasture.

Semi-industrial food is pasteurized milk from the refrigerated shelf in the supermarket. Even if this milk is not ultra-high temperature, however, it usually comes from factory farming of industrial cows. Thus, it no longer fulfills the aspect of natural food.

Industrial food is any kind of ultra-high temperature dairy products. Milk that is not in the refrigerated section, cheese made from ultra-high temperature milk, industrial sugary yogurt, chocolate milk bars, protein shakes made from whey protein powder, etc.