If we are concerned about our health and we watch what we eat, then we may try to eat more "healthy" foods. You've heard the term "Super Food" I'm sure. The food marketers have too. Does a Super Food really exist, and will it help us stay healthy? In this interesting perspective from Amy Fleming of the Guardian, she discusses the current thinking on these foods from some in the medical establishment. Read more from Amy Fleming in The Guardian
Our culture is pretty much down on dirt. We don't like dirt and we don't like bacteria. The marketers and advertising gurus have convinced most of us that it's ALL bad. Good health starts with what you eat. Healthy soil and a healthy gut are leaden with bacteria. Here's an interesting read from YES Magazine about the growing evidence that where your food comes from affects nutrition and your health. Read more from Daphne Miller and YES . . .
Michael Pollan explains what’s wrong with the pale diet. It's a short read with link to an in-depth podcast interview with Mr. Pollan. His advice to avoid any food that your great grandmother wouldn't recognize as food is a sound guideline. "The paleo diet is hot. Those who follow it are attempting, they say, to mimic our ancient ancestors — minus the animal-skin fashions and the total lack of technology, of course. The adherents eschew what they believe comes from modern agriculture (wheat, dairy, legumes, for instance) and rely instead on meals full of meat, nuts, and vegetables . ....
This is an interesting perspective on the Gluten Free trend. What I believe is that you avoid any food that has a health claim attached to it and has been processed or "enhanced". A balanced diet of protein, carbohydrates, fats, minerals, water, and vitamins is essential. Consumption of calories and exercise must be considered when looking to lose weight. T.L. Here's an interesting read on going Gluten Free from Gizmodo magazine: Read more . . .