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Why does Unhealthy Food Taste so Good if it’s so Bad for me?

Why does Unhealthy Food Taste so Good if it’s so Bad for me? When we begin eating food that we were designed to eat, (plant-based whole food) our taste buds begin to change back to their natural state and crave healthier food.

So many things are unnatural in our society. Everything is so urbanized, many prefer the city to the country. We are almost totally out of touch with nature. But, there are those who are drawn to nature and to eating nutritious food.

What’s good for us doesn’t necessarily come in a fancy wrapper. You can dress up for an occasion or wear comfortable clothes. You can marry a model or someone average looking. You can drive an expensive car or one that will serve its purpose to take you here and there.

The bottom line is function. What food is best for our bodies? What food will make us slim, feel good and live the longest so we don’t get cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease?

When we pick our food to eat, we need to know which one is more nutritious than the other. If one predominately eats plant-based whole food, he doesn’t need to think much about nutrition. It is there in a compact vitamin and mineral filled package.

Most nutritious food choice tips…

  • Kale, bok choy, spinach, romaine
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Beans, lentils, mushrooms, onions
  • Strawberries, blueberries, grapes

I used to eat hamburgers and fries every day. But, I didn’t know any better. The information wasn’t out there like it is now about health. In my time, they said we needed to eat beef and drink milk to be healthier.

Their health claims cost those industries millions in lawsuits in the past. Yet, I don’t know what it is, that despite common knowledge meat and dairy isn’t good for you, people keep eating these. Again, it’s because they taste good.

Our government has to serve two masters. One is the food industry and the other is protecting the consumer. So, it seemed they’ve split the difference. They urge eating in moderation and choosing lower fat. It’s the choice between bad and not as bad, I suppose.

‘A new study adds to the evidence that eating red meat on a regular basis may shorten your lifespan [1 nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/risk-red-meat] ‘.

I know there are jobs at stake and we don’t want whole industries to be wiped out. Fortunately for them, there are going to be those who will continue to eat meat and use dairy no matter what the evidence indicates. No one ever thinks something bad will ever happen to them from eating food that tastes good.

It’s always the other guy we all think gets it. But, in the end, if we don’t learn how to eat healthy, that other guy will be us in the hospital with a heart attack, stroke or undergoing surgery.

It seems the connection between ailments, conditions and disease becomes blurred because of our traditions, culture and eating habits having become so ingrained.

Nevertheless, there is much misinformation out there. And, when you have heard the same statements said over and over, it seems to make it the truth. So many believe things which haven’t been proven true.

When you start messing with food, like processing and refining it, things get isolated and then can begin causing us problems we can’t necessarily prove come from what we eat. For example, it’s when vitamins and minerals are extracted and made into pills. They become toxic.

The same thing happens when you cook food too much. Don’t do that. Steam your vegetables lightly. Don’t fry them in oil, either. Try to eat a balance of cooked and raw.

Also, GMO (genetically modified organism) is messing with nature. Things go wrong when you alter natural foods. Try to avoid these and go with organic. Organic isn’t usually GMO.

Source- 1 URL nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/risk-red-meat
Website Title National Institutes of Health
Article Title Risk in Red Meat?
Date Published July 02, 2015
Date Accessed November 08, 2018

Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.

 

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