The Gemara in Brochos says that anyone who benefits from this world with a brocho is as if he benefited from "holy sacrificial food" (which should only be eaten by a kohen etc.)
The obvious question is that:
What happens when one does make a brocho, and then eat? Does that mean that one is no longer benefiting of "sacrificial food (kadshei shamayim)"? If so then what is he benefiting from?
If so, that would imply that through the act of the brocho, one is lowering the status of the food to a lower level. It seems counterintuitive, why should an act of holiness, a brocho and hamshacha of divine light, cause the object that it's being recited over
(That is receiving the hamshacha)
To degrade to a lower status than it was? That would imply that maybe it's better not to make a bracha, chos vishalom, so as not to lower the status of the food! (But that would be absurd to think, since the world is made to draw down Hashem's light into it).
So what is the explanation for the effect that a brocho has on the food itself, if any?
And if the brocho really elevates the person to become elevated to such a level that he can now partake even of kadshei shamayim, like the servant of a kohen can eat sacrificial meat since he's entirely nullified and given over to the kohen, then what's the point of the Gemara saying that
"Anyone who benefits from this world without a bracha is as if he partook of sacrificial offerings", if that would be the case even after saying the brocho?