I recently ran across this quote and it made me laugh, because it’s so true!
“As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists.” – Dr. Joan Gussow
Seriously, I understand how frustrating it can be when you hear conflicting health reports. One study will say one thing, while another says the complete opposite. How do you know what to believe?
That’s why it’s always best to come back to focusing on real, whole foods in their most natural form … and listening to your body. Listening to how your body feels after eating different foods is really important, and part of the intuitive eating process.
We’re all different, with unique physiologies, so you might even notice that your body has preferences for different “healthy” foods. It’s interesting to learn what makes us feel best, isn’t it?
I get it that eating healthy is more expensive in the short run. But the wellness payoff is undeniable. A majority of our diseases (including but not limited to cancer, diabetes, heart disease) have obesity as a major contributor, and we all know the high cost of disease.
Am I saying that I never eat chips out of a bag? Don't stand by me if I am implying that or you may be too close when I get struck by lightening. 😉 😄
But seriously, God really did know what He was doing when He created our plants and animals. When at all possible, let's choose the food He made instead of the food man made.
(And speaking of man made food, did you know that by the time they’re finished making margarine, it smells so bad they have to chemically deodorize it so we can eat it? Yikes!)