You are what you eat.  If that is true (and I believe it is), what you are, may be a mystery.  The food industry has made it thus and for some reason, most Americans don’t seem to mind.

All corporations aim to make money. They have share-holders who demand profits.  I understand and so should you.  They may offer some convenience, and they may even have some worthwhile products, but they don’t have your best interest at heart.  Be a conscientious consumer:

Rules to Follow for Health

  • Don’t eat highly-processed, ready-made foods filled with additives, perservatives, saturated fats and added sugars. Read the Ingredients List.  If you don’t undertand most of it, don’t eat it.
  • IMG_0502Cook from scratch with whole foods—foods in their natural state.  Cooking saves tons of money. Only buy foods that your great grandmother would recognize.  Great grandma never ate a flammin’ hot cheese puff.IMG_1230
  • Eat all or mostly plant-foods.  Think of meat as a condiment, a side-dish, a flavor-booster.  It should not take up more than 20% of the real estate on your plate.  Not only will you be healthier and live longer, but you will save even more money.  Animal foods are expensive.4312087850_f8ce79e9f6_b.jpg
  • Grow your own, buy from farmers in your region, eat in season, and preserve as much as you can during the growing season.  This is not only good for you, but for the planet.  Think of all of those fossil fuels that are burned shipping tomatoes from Isreal.    I certainly didn’t can veggies when I was a fun-loving single New York City lady.  But even at that time, I kept it as local as possible and so can you—shop at a farmers market all through growing season at the very least. That’s a baby-step.  In the winter months, think about what’s in season somewhere in America. For example, eat citrus in December and January when it is in season in Florida and California.

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