Awesome choice for a topic by the way.
Please don’t call me a geek, but I believe in the food guide pyramid. I also believe in three square meals a day. I believe in vegetables and fruits. I believe in whole grains, meat and dairy. I also believe in soy, seeds, legumes and eating raw. It’s called variety and nature provides us with an abundance of it
I believe food is a gift of nature.
I believe in clean food. Simple food grown locally, without chemicals. I believe in the seasons. Eating seasonally
I marvel at where food comes from. Seeds planted and nourished. The sun, the sky, rain, winds and kumbaya. I know. Kooky.
Food. I believe in whole food goodness.
I also believe that my beliefs are hard to achieve on a daily basis for most people. Eating for health is idealistic, surreal perhaps and when one shops at the local grocery store …eating what matters….healthy foods, is darn confusing and challenging.
By design, McDonald’s hamburgers have not found there way to the food guide pyramid. Somehow folks eat this stuff daily. Starbucks, while intoxicating. Think about it.
I don’t want to judge anyone’s affection for certain food concoctions. I too have my weaknesses, my addictions and my challenges when it comes to food
I adore chocolate, cheese and certain fast foods, like french fries, which have this sick allure that I find myself drawn too. A road trip includes an iced soy decaf latte.
I feel the same about cherries, asparagus and breads with seeds in them. I adore spinach. I love parsley. Radishes just rock my world
Which might be healthier for us?
I feel the point is often missed
We eat food to fuel our cells. Period. Our cells, those minuscule amazing things that make us human, alive and well need nourishment. Daily. All day. Quality fuel. Quality cells.
This isn’t rocket science.
If our cells could talk, they’d be screaming at us…HEY, they’d say…could you eat a little Vitamin C here?? I’m bombarded with environmental toxins from that good for you walk you just took.– while your at it send a little zinc too, will ya???
I wish they taught the marvel of the human body in every day classrooms. Biochemistry food 101. The amazing thing we call our digestive system. Our immunity. The way we manufacture energy. The way we heal. I marvel and am in awe of our body human.
I wish more people just understood why food matters.
I also wish it was easier. These days if you want to eat healthier you have to choose carefully, you have to actually prepare meals and in our fast paced grab and go lifestyle…the support to cook and eat clean, three square and healthy just isn’t there. Not when you are running six million errands or working as a single mom, or when somehow a burger is cheaper than a head of broccoli
Food Matters. Of course it does.
What you believe matters also.
What’s important to you?
If your not eating well, then at least supplement your diet.
That high quality daily multi-vitamin will give that cell that Vitamin C and zinc it’s screaming for !!
oh dear i lost the url for this beautiful radish pic
thank you someone, somewhere on flickr
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