You may have heard holistic practitioners rave about the health benefits of eating seeded fruit, opposed to seedless fruit, such as; watermelon, grapes and navel oranges. There is good reason for this. It is best to eat as nature intended, for optimal health. Even the Bible has something to say about this. Genesis 1:29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.”
You may be wondering, “What’s the big deal; the fruit still has vital nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, polyphenols,flavanols and such?” And, that’s true. But, it has been altered from its original state, lacking the ability to reproduce and when we, as humans eat a genetically modified piece of fruit, we are eating food whose genetics or DNA has been changed, hence, changing the DNA of the person eating the fruit.
Studies have shown, that DNA fragments can indeed pass from the digestive tract into the bloodstream. Many people are unaware that their DNA or genetic blueprint can be changed, but it can, in multiple ways, including diet.
When fruits grow as God’s nature intended, they all have seeds. If a fruit does not have any seeds, it has been genetically modified. It has been altered in one way or another. In other words, that fruit has been tampered with by literally changing the intricate details of the fruit; by changing the genetic structure or cross pollinating which crosses genes between unrelated species that would never naturally crossbreed in nature.
Over the past few years, advances in genome science have discovered that organisms can and do share their genes.Genetic modification essentially means, taking genes from one species and inserting them into another. This is okay, if it is within the natural boundaries of nature, such as cross breeding a type of tomato with another. But, when we get into crossbreeding a plum with an apricot (pluot) or a buffalo with a cow (beefalo), this is when it becomes unnatural and outside of the realm of what nature intended. Most grocery stores sell hybrids to their unsuspecting patrons. The foods produced from cross-breeding have been given several different names. The technical term is hybrid. The street term is, Frankenfoods.
GMO’s are labeled into two different categories; transgenic and nontransgenic. Transgenic varieties are produced by taking a gene from one species and adding it to another. Non-transgenic varieties are produced by altering genes within one species. Although, the USDA only recognizes the transgenic variety. Organic fruits and vegetables cannot be raised using genetic modification, which is why it is so important to choose organic, if at all possible.
My unveiling of the truth on this topic has given me a whole new perspective on the infamous saying, “you are what you eat.” It may be a little more work to eat fruit with seeds but the health benefits far outweigh any inconveniences.