Friday, August 24, 2012

What Should I Eat? - Part 1

This is the first part in a series of articles I'm writing on diet, nutrition and understanding how to make the best choices related to food. I want to share this information with you as it's sparked major changes in how I eat daily as a result of intensive study on the basics of nutrition and the human body. Feel free to comment or email with any questions! 

We've been taught that nutrition is confusing. Every health magazine, organization, agency and documentary seems to disagree on what we should and should not be consuming on a regular basis. The media is particularly a problem as you can see conflicting articles by different experts in the same publication! Eggs are bad, eggs are good, wine is bad, wine is good for your heart, eat meat, avoid meat! Then, when you head into the grocery store, you're assaulted by thousands of claims and advertisements. Food is labelled as "all natural", "low fat", "lite", "made with whole grains", yet very often there's a lie hiding in that label. Something may be made with whole grains, but have high fructose corn syrup as the second ingredient. Something may be labelled as all natural, but have genetically modified ingredients in it, that's not natural at all! All of this talk and false advertising serves to confuse you, as the consumer, to the point where you give up and just continue to eat the way you've been eating your whole life.