Saturday, June 7, 2014

So What's for Supper?

I am astounded about what I read about what we should, and should not, eat.

A few years ago we were told not to eat saturated fat.

Now we are told that saturated fat is much better for us than... Trans-fats!

We have been told not to take in so much sodium!

Now we find in some research that too little sodium is worse and the usual American diet, high in slat, looks to be about right!

We need to avoid hormone dosed meat, sulfur dioxide, colors blue #1 and #2, plastic packaging, msg, and high fructose corn syrup.

We need to avoid the wax on the apples, artificial sweeteners, sugar, aspartame,nitrites and sulfites, and potassium bromate, though we need to make sure we get enough potassium.

We need to steer clear of soda pop, sugary snacks, and fat, but need to eat enough fat.  Remember those fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, & K)?  Milk is a good source of vitamin D, but it's loaded with saturated fat.

Personally I avoid pork, fish without scales and shell fish and crustaceans (lobster and crawfish).

Most bread has gluten, and we sure don't want that.  We also don't want food that is overly processed.

In fact, it is most remarkable to me that the USA can be the second fattest country in the world, when we are avoiding most of the foods sold in the store. I guess if we ate more food that we didn't like, we'd eat less food and be less fat.

Wait, that may become the newest diet trick:   Eat all you want-- but only of the foods you hate!

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