Friday, June 8, 2012

Mixed Messages

This healthy eating kick makes planning meals interesting, albeit a bit challenging. Just by chance I happen to be reading two different books on healthy diets. One is Drop Dead Healthy, about a guy who dedicates one year to becoming healthier, and the other book is the Anti-Inflammation Diet. The Drop Dead Healthy book is more of a humorous, light hearted look at nutrition, while the other is a hardcore polemic.

One thing you notice about the two, and this is emblematic of the nutrition field as a whole, is that they contradict each other. This fact seems to suggest, at least to me, that these so-called nutrition experts really don’t know what they’re talking about, can never seem to agree on anything, and are constantly changing their minds about what is healthy, even when they speak with such certainty. You would think they’d tone it down a little after being wrong so often.

In the end, it’s like most things in life, you have to take the information with a grain of salt and exercise a lot of common sense. Certain things just are clearly bad for your health, so you should avoid or minimize them. Otherwise, don’t fret over it. I think stressing over your food is worse than the actual food.

Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to maddy3m for the pic.

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