Marc Bittman, chef, author, and food philosopher and activist, rolled through Madison this week and spoke to the local media and population in general. Suzanne and I paid attention and heard some really good things that agree with our beliefs about how to eat for health and well-being especially in midlife and beyond!! We want to emphasize and promote Bittman’s most important point—EAT REAL FOOD!
In addressing a local reporter’s question about organic vs. non-organic foods, Bittman believes that the real choice is not between a head of broccoli and an organic head of broccoli, but “It’s between a head of broccoli and Tater Tots or a cheeseburger or a bag of chips or Cheez Whiz.” He says “The first choice to make is to eat more real food. If you want to worry about organic stuff after that, fine; organic stuff is probably preferable. But the difference between not real food and real food is enormous….” Cut down on the ”not real” processed foods. They contain too much fat, too much sugar, too many chemicals, too many toxins, etc. and not enough nutrition. He continues, “When it comes to your personal decision-making, the best thing you can do is not say, “I’m having an organic cheeseburger” but say, “I was going to have a cheeseburger, but I’m going to have rice and beans instead.” And finally Bittman is adamant that you can choose to purchase and eat real food for little money at any local supermarket. Just stay away from the highly processed “junk food” and stay fresh, green, and whole.
Your body, mind, and spirit will recognize the difference in better physical, mental and spiritual health. Eating real food can help make the rest of your life the best of your life.
From: Steve Kilkus
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