Most of the time, when I encounter, a confused face, in the grocery store, its of someone who has a new illness diagnoses, and they are overly stressed, trying to figure out what it is that they CAN eat now.
FOOD is too complicated, today. We’ve lost our ideas of what basics are really..
We live in an over-processed food society, run by marketing directors.
We have to find balance, for our well being, even if its stable thinking, while we try to learn what we need to be doing.
We need to figure that what’s in a can or a box may not ever be our best choices, again. Consider them allergies, in your own mind-set, because they truly can hurt you.
Look for simple ingredients on labels. A few items, that you can almost pronounce are much better than a long list of unknowns.
Consider juice. Tropicana sells fresh-squeezed not-from-concentrate juice, near the dairy case. But, what is this “juice,” next to it? The carton is smaller. IT costs a few cents more, too.. but it says “50% less sugar.” At first glance, that may seem better.. but how do you remove sugar from fresh juice?
You add filtered water, starches, and sugar substitutes. This is no longer juice. Its a juice drink/punch. Its similar likes are Sunny D without the corn syrup.
The carton is smaller and it costs more than the real orange juice.
I dilute my orange juice, for my own personal preference. But, mostly, we need to concentrate on keeping it as real as it can be, when it comes to fruits and veggies.
REAL, in its most natural state, doesn’t wash us over with words, in labels that we don’t understand.
Keep it simple. Keep it real. Don’t let the words, on containers, fool you, into thinking they’ve reinvented the wheel, for you.
The Conspiracy is to make a dollar.. not keep you healthy. Its a business. Stay in control and you win.
Just say no to chemicals and sugar substitutes.