Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Right Food

Since my last blog was about eating fast food when it’s convenient, I thought I would continue on about the issue of fast food when one has little means.

The idea of eating fast food is pretty repulsive most of the time.  It’s so processed and has so much fat and sodium, that one seems to guarentee having some future abnormality due to it’s consumption.  Most of the organic food experts say that the best foods for our bodies are vegetables and fruits.  Meats should only be occasionally added to meals, and white meat is much preferred to red meat.

But having grown up with the “American” diet and the belief in the “basic food groups,” the number of which often seeming to change from four to five, and which the farming and dairy promoted, I got a poor sense of what was meant for the human body to eat. 

In fact, it turns out that the very government agencies who were in charge of providing schools with nutritional information were also in charge of promoting our meat and dairy industries.  It would be akin to a chamber of commerce that is responsible for promoting a city’s stores and service, also being in charge of rating those services.

And so it turns out that milk, dairy, cheese, fat, red meat, sugar, and white flour and processed anything, is not good for your body.  To eat healthy is to eat fruits and vegetables with occasional white meat.  Most of our protein can be extrapolated from the plants we eat.

And when you get right down and think about it, when you search yourself for when you have felt best in your life, it’s when you consistently had a good amount of exercise and ate close to what a vegetarian eats.