I completely agree. I cringe when I hear the phrases, "healthy grains" and "lean meats". It's in the common philosophy, and we're so inured to it after all these years that most people don't even pass it through their common sense filters.
It reminds me of an article I read EONS ago in Ann Landers (I think?) about a woman who always cut her roasts in half before putting them in the oven ... when asked why, she couldn't answer. She went to her mother, who was the one she learned this from, and discovered that when her mother and father were first married, they lived in an apartment so small that their oven wouldn't accommodate a normal roasting pan. So she had to cut it to make it fit! This woman was following that "good" advice for most of her life without questioning or even thinking about it.
I think this is where many people are with nutrition and health. It's how it's been. It's their comfort zone. They don't engage their brains to ask WHY they're doing anything, they just do it because that's what they've always done. If something does finally shake them out of that complacency, they might take a closer look at what they're doing and why. But then, even if they see the data, some people just can't step out of the familiar. It's too scary or too much trouble.
I guess everyone has a twist on what they believe is healthy. The research today supports the lowcarb lifestyle, but even within that genre, there are variances. That's why we all take an active interest in what works for each of us, and create our own health. Seems to me this is healthy for our bodies AND our minds. Good for us.
...the problem with people these days is
they've forgotten we're really just animals ...
We did not create the web of life; we are but a strand in it.
We don't have souls. We ARE souls. We have bodies.
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