Food Tag

Continuing with our food education, today we are going to cover the topic of sugar substitutes: the good, the bad, the confusing. Just like all of our other food discussions, this post is simply to help you to be as informed as possible about what you put in your body; the more you know, the better choices you can make.

When most people think of organic foods, they think of fruits and veggies; organic produce. However, eating organic milk, meat, and eggs can be even more important for health than eating organic produce. Last week I focused on why eating organic produce is so important for keeping your body healthy, but this week I want to talk about why it's imperative to consume organic animal products like milk and meat.

When I write about cooking and eating food I always make it a point to push for organic (and ideally local) produce, but it's important that you understand why. Many people do not grasp what organic really means or why eating organic foods is so crucial to a healthy body and a long life.

Today's post is not specifically geared towards those in recovery.  What we are going to discuss is for anyone who wants not only to better understand what healthy food truly means, but also the ways in which companies attempt to market faux-healthy food to us.

I have discussed in the past how as addicts in recovery we have to be careful not to trade one addiction for another, and how exercise is great unless it becomes an unhealthy addiction. Food is another addiction that we have to be wary of. We are used to stuffing our feelings down with drugs and alcohol, but when we no longer have those outlets sometimes food becomes our new drug of choice.
Continuing with our re-education regarding eating well in recovery, did you know that not all fruits and veggies are created equal? Plenty of people have this misconception that a salad of iceberg lettuce and carrots is just as beneficial as a sautee with kale, radish and edamame. This is so far from the case.