I follow a couple of health blogs and regularly devour the health page in the Globe&Mail. I am forever reading about some ‘new’ vegetable, bean or berry that will be good for my health. For years this has simply been interesting information thatI’ve filled away in my little brain.
This summer you’ve no doubt seen the campaign warning us about salt. It turns out that packaged foods (i.e. the stuff made in a factory by companies trying to make money) have a high sodium content in order to preserve shelf life and camouflage lack of flavour. Duh! Of course that’s what salt is for. That’s why Europeans were so excited to start trading for salt and pepper – to improve the flavour of bad or bland food.
As far as I can tell, your best bet is to simply eat food. Real food, not from a package, not from a factory, just food. It doesn’t have to be complicated food as suggested in the latest ‘enzyme diet’, just regular old fruits, vegetable, whole grains, lean protein.