Hi... Just found this group. I agree with you totally, Lottsagreens! I am a health and wellnes director for a corporation and lastyear our focus was how to Eat Right For Life... Wow! I thought I knew a lot about nutrition, but there is so much out there! So many different philosophies and things to be concerned about. Even if you try to eat whole foods, real foods... you have contamination and pesticides, fungicides, genetic engineering (which has reduced nutritional value), hormones, antibiotics! And is Stevia really natural after they process it... is sugar can for that matter? Yikes!
But the big thing I learned is how much processed, packaged foods people eat without knowing what they are ingesting... and even if they know, they seemingly don't care.
All we can do is try to be wise consumers, learn what we can, and eat as heralthy as we currently know how. We can try to help the situation by spending our dollars only on real foods. Not supporting the food industry which is making us unhealthy.
I also don't knwo what to call myself. I am not a strict vegetarian, but mostly... meaning I occasionally eat seafood and chicken, but very limited. I limit dairy but I eat eggs... Hmmm... I just say I am "Mostly Vegetarian"... I am far from Vegan at this point, but it is not out of the question!
Good luck! Let's just keep on working toward better food choices... whatever we deem them to be!
Karen... thriving in Tucson Arizona!
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