"If you were dropped at a random point in America today, nearly all the food around you would be bad for you. Humans were not designed to eat white flour, refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and hydrogenated vegetable oil. And yet if you analyzed the contents of the average grocery store you'd probably find these four ingredients accounted for most of the calories.We know we need to make a change. What SHOULD one eat that's quick, tastes good and doesn't make us look old and feel tired before our time?
"Normal" food is terribly bad for you. The only people who eat what humans were actually designed to eat are a few Birkenstock-wearing weirdos in Berkeley.
If "normal" food is so bad for us, why is it so common?
There are two main reasons. One is that it has more immediate appeal. You may feel lousy an hour after eating that pizza, but eating the first couple bites feels great. The other is economies of scale. Producing junk food scales; producing fresh vegetables doesn't. Which means (a) junk food can be very cheap, and (b) it's worth spending a lot to market it.
If people have to choose between something that's cheap, heavily marketed, and appealing in the short term, and something that's expensive, obscure, and appealing in the long term, which do you think most will choose?" -Paul Graham
Should we just take the lead and stop buying so much of the bad stuff?
We stopped smoking, didn't we?
What steps have you taken so far? Use the 'comments' below to tell.
P.S. There is damage control for the junk food and drink we consume. Whole food multis like these and others on the market. That's not a substitute eating real food, but it's at least limits the damage from all the artificial junk food, pastas, and sweets we consume.