Welcome to Meghan's Extra Crazy Super Simple Lesson On Nutrition- and no, I don't need 2 million in funding to effectively communicate this.
See that plate above. That's a healthy dinner. It's mostly vegetables purchased from the local farmer's market. There is also some black rice with grilled onions, a little piece of wild halibut that's been poached and the veggies include asparagus, red and orange bell peppers, zucchini, tomatoes, green beans and some romaine lettuce salad- all seasoned and dressed with some good oils, sea salt and not much more.
There you go. Eat loads of plants, in many different colours, add a few extras and you're good. Hmmm... should I wrap this blog up right now then? Is my job done? How I wish!
Wasn't there just a little too much ninny, ninny, ninkumpoop nonsense in the news last week?
Between all the 'excitement' over the still useless USDA approved food guide, peeps blaming cukes and sprouts for the e. coli outbreak in Europe, the government suddenly realizingthat a poison might be carcinogenic, experts questioning whether there are health benefits in sprouted grains but confirm that a pharma chemical should absolutely be part of a heart health program. We also learned that cells phones are not harmless to the brain after all, but at the same time that diet and lifestyle have little to do with deteriorating brain function. We should avoid spinach if we want to build muscle, goji berries aren't really that healthy, ovarian cancer screening does more harm than good, and the US government reluctantly agrees that it might be best not to inject arsenic containing drugs into chickens intended for human consumption.
And that was just last week! Can you tell that I read the health section of newspapers for complete and total entertainment value and little else?
No wonder peeps are confused. After going through last week's headlines, I actually was beginning to feel like the health section of some major newspapers reads a lot like the old school National Enquirer. Where is the invasion of aliens from another planet coming to abduct the first born in the red house to the right of the green house on the uphill street on the full moon when the sun is in gemini?
And in amongst all of this, I am called in by a major Canadian News Network to comment on "The Organic Myth" and whether it is all just fakey fake nonsense. Seriously!
Is it human nature to make our lives waaaaay more complicated than they need to be? It just doesn't make a whole lot of sense. To put it simply- (as stated above), how can we accept that a chemical, man-made drug is going to help a failing heart, but not trust the value in food grown chemical free, in a natural, seasonal state from our very own earth? Why is the onus always on the plants to prove themselves worth our time, money and effort to chew them?
If you missed my interview, have a watch...
Now, maybe as adults we do like things more complicated. That's okay. So here is a grade schooler to make it all crystal clear for us.
All clear now?
So let's answer Elise's question from the above video..
Question Of The Day: What potato would you rather eat?
Hint- the answer should be easy.