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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Is it healthy?

You have all heard about it. Some food is considered downright unhealthy, while others is basking in goodwill. Are eggs healthy or do they increase our bad cholesterol? What about tomatoes? I’ve heard they are unhealthy. Sugared drinks? Naw..! Cheese? Whole milk? Cream? Butter? Coffee or tea?

  

We could continue this list for ever. Some people say meat is wrong, others know that our vegetables are all genetically modified and therefore dangerous.

Is there anything left we can eat without getting nightmares of it?

Like with many other things, I think the truth is simple and somewhere hidden in the middle. For my needs I prefer a varied diet, which contains moderate amounts of just about everything and a good deal more of what is mentioned above. I do prefer to eat at home contra in an unknown and therefore suspicious restaurant. The reason: I like to know what I shovel into my mouth.

I have searched a bit around on the internet and found this link. The article is written by a Norwegian. He is attacking some foods which most of us wouldn’t think contains anything unhealthy. Again, this needs to be read with caution. When the author talks about some vegetable oils being not good for you then that means you should not use it all the time. If you drink only diet-type soda then you should know that it ain’t good for you. But if you are visiting old auntie Sofie who’s offering you a diet 7-up because she is a diabetic, then for Pete’s sake you don’t  have to refuse it. You won’t die of it.

I sure like to extinguish my thirst with the occasional beer. That doesn’t mean I’m an alcoholic. I never even drink 2 beers after each other, not even 2 on the same day.

But I think you understand what I’m trying to tell you. Don’t panic if you read the horror-picture-news in any health-guru magazine you have picked up at Wally-mart. In fact, you can save the money and buy yourself a healthy steak instead.

Thanks for stopping by and keep that good food coming!

 

9 comments:

  1. People are so confused because every day you hear one food is good for you and the next day it's not.

    Read the book The China Study. It helps to explain all the confusion. We just watched the video Forks Over Knives. It changed our lives.

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  2. Everything in moderation is just about the way it should be.

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  3. I agree with Karen. And not all fruits and veggies are genetically modified. If you cannot find a farmer's market, then buy organic which is not G.M. Just my opinion. For what it's worth.

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  4. I'm of the moderation group but it sure hasn't been that way this summer. I love to eat out so I don't have to cook. But this summer that's all we've done and I'm really looking forward to getting back on the road so we will eat at home more. We're trying to have a couple of meatless dinners a week because we do eat meat almost every evening. Want to change that.

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  5. Just think of how great it would be if we as humans did not have to eat to stay alive. Maybe if the human race lasts long enough, our future technology will evolve us into intelligent thinking but non eating creatures. Groovy:))

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  6. I'm for just about a little bit of everything. Moderation is the key but sometimes it's also fun to cheat. One time eggs were bad for us. Now they say that was wrong. You need to keep your eyes open and your ears half shut.

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  7. moderation is the biggest thing of all..I just got an email with regards to the pros and cons of butter over margarine?

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  8. Thankfully, I've never been bothered by all of the pros and cons of various foods. That's about all I'll say as I don't even like talking about it. Great post, though!

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  9. Did you know that the number on the sticker on fruits and veges is a code to tell you if it is genetically modified or if it organic. 4 numbers = conventionally grown
    5 numbers starting with an 8 = genetically modified
    5 numbers starting with a 9 = organically grown

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