Food: Good, Bad & Ugly

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I’ve decided to make this post so I can collect and track tips I get about the nutritional value of different foods. Not the specific vitamin/fiber/calory stuff, but basic is it really good or a wolf in sheep’s clothing type of stuff. I intend to update this post periodically, but I wanted to have a place to start collecting so I’m posting now.

To my mind, food falls into three broad categories (when viewed thru a lens of health).

  • Junk Food – Just plain not good for you body (although in tiny bits it might make your heart feel better).
  • Regular Food – In moderation, contains a balance of good things that justify the calories they contain (although you may be more sensitive/allergic than other people are).
  • Health Food – So packed with nutrition and devoid of contamination that you should eat it whenever you get hungry for a long, and healthy life.

In the health food category, there are four sub-categories:

  • Fake Food – Food that actually isn’t healthy for you at all.
  • Food that’s so healthy it tastes terrible.
  • Food that is healthy and delicious and EXPENSIVE!
  • Food that is healthy and delicious and priced well.

I really need to keep track, at the brand item level, of which foods fall in which categories so I don’t keep having to re-read labels or get derailed on my eating plans.

So here we go…

Fake Food – Food that actually isn’t healthy for you at all.

Cool Whip – puts on the label that it contains no transfats because it weighs nothing so it limbos under the bar of having to report it.

Tic Tacs – their tiny so that they can round down the sugar to 0. Take 2 and you’re getting 1.5 grams of sugar.

 

Food that’s so healthy it tastes terrible.

 

Food that is healthy and delicious and EXPENSIVE!

Bear Naked Granola – this stuff tastes amazing and has fewer calories than their competitors without all the bad stuff. Costs about $5 for a small bag.

Food that is healthy and delicious and priced well.

 

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