Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Eat this, Not that

Yep! That's my exasperated look
Oh my GOSH, you can't escape it. The ever changing standard on which foods are healthy and which ones are not. First they tell you eat whole grain wheat products, now they tell you that it's not good for you. They used to say that eggs were bad for you and to avoid them at all costs... Now it's, "EAT EGGS! They're good for protein". There's a new food added and subtracted from the list of what's healthy almost every 5 hours.

I give up. My recommendation, which I think follows good human logic, is to eat those foods that are as close to their natural state as possible. Fresh produce, fresh meats, eggs, cheeses, whatever... Just make sure it's unprocessed or minimally processed. 

  • The fewer ingredients the better
  • You should be able to pronounce all of the ingredients without a Master's degree in chemistry
  • If it lasts on the shelf for months without molding or getting stale BEWARE (oatmeal, pasta and dried rice and beans are obvious exceptions. Use common sense)
  • If it lasts in the refrigerator for more than a few days BEWARE 
When all else fails, shop the exterior of the grocery stores for the freshest and least processed foods. If it's in the aisles... BEWARE.


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