Sunday, September 22, 2013

Why do I Eat?

Such a stupid question, but it got me thinking and you reading. We eat for several reasons since we are no longer hunter-gathers moving along with our game and seasonal foods. We have grocery stores who get their foods from far away places like Ecuador or Mexico. Here is one source of my Eating on the Wild Side by Jo Robinson. We eat now for comfort aka "comfort foods" when we are emotional, as rewards for doing our job, and when we are bored in front of the TV. I am guilty of eating in front of the TV. I like to eat new healthy foods by themselves. Do get grossed out. I eat grape tomatoes by themselves like some people eat chips. I like goji berries dried. I eat the sushi seaweed wrap by itself. I will cut grapefruit and eat it all by itself. Why do I eat? I eat to nourish my body with phytonutrients that help me. Reading this book so far, I have realized you could be eating these foods but not getting the nutritional benefits. Don't boil unless you are making a soup. Most food that you want to cook should be steamed,but don't take my word for it. Read on .....go to and check this book out. But first, you should think about why you eat? Are you sick all the time? What effect does food really have on the body? Why would you change your foods and how you eat?

Eating on the Wild Side by Jo Robinso

I am reading this book and it is about what vegetables are the best for you. How to store food, how to pick the vegetables with the most phytonutrients verse the ones in the store with little nutrition, and what each one gives you. It is very informative and life changing if you want to eat and get all the health benefits of that food. Or else you could be eating with very little nutrition. I agree with the author, we have lost the quality of our food and food is more like a comforting sport than eating to survive now. Food and humans have changed since the hunter gatherer times and not for the best when it comes to our health. Eating is a sport to some people. We eat in front of the TV, we eat when we are bored, upset, and that is not usually good.

Semi Healthy Caesar Salad

1 box of penne pasta (the unhealthy part of salad _processed food 2 diced green or red bell pepper 1/2 red onion (dark onions are good for you) 1/2 cup or to your liking Daiya Dairy, Soy & Gluten Free Mozzarella style shreds ( I got this at Fresh and Easy $3.99 for 8oz.) 1/2 bottle or to your liking Caesar Salad dressing 1 -2 cups of chopped red lettuce 1-2 cups grape tomatoes sliced in half Mix ingredients and add salad dressing. Very simple. Serves about 4 or 2 depending on how much salad you like. If you take out the pasta salad, then you remove the most unhealthy ingredient.