Thursday, April 26, 2007

Health Food Myths

This link will take you to an article on "MarthaStewart.com" about "Health Food Myths". Myths addressed are:

  1. A calorie is a calorie... Not all calories are created equal.
  2. The less fat I eat, the better... Explains good fats and not-so-good fats.
  3. If it says "organic", it must be nutritious... Organic junk food is still junk food.
  4. Whole-grain products are always beneficial... Read the labels!
  5. If a label says "zero trans fats," then it contains no trans fats... 0 means <0.5.
  6. If some soy is good, all-soy-all-the-time is better... Too much of a good thing is a bad thing; avoid over processed soy.
  7. Healthy food always costs more... They say not true; but I say good luck finding something as satisfying as a 99 cent box of Little Debbies snack cakes.

1 comment:

Sparky's Girl said...

Healthy food always costs more... They say not true; but I say good luck finding something as satisfying as a 99 cent box of Little Debbies snack cakes.

No joke! A box of snack cakes are much cheaper than a box of stawberries or blueberries. I personally believe that's part of why many people don't eat as healthy as they should. When you are trying to feed your family, it's much more economical to by that box of minute rice, pasta or a bag of potatoes, than to spend extra money on fresh veggies.