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What is healthy?

Monday, June 25, 2012

Today, I am listening to a debate called, "Should Meat be Off the Menu?"

I think that both sides present a case against factory-farm raised animals for meat. However, Adrian Richardson gave an example healthy - get rid of the processed foods.

While talking with certain people in my life, I find that the term "healthy" is often viewed as being subjective and every one has a different definition as to what healthy is. My view is that a healthy diet is one that consists of foods that are close to it natural state as possible and not full of chemicals and addictives. Also, if a food is healthy, then it will be health supporting.

Just yesterday, my daughter and I were at the store and we sarted to read the ingredient list of so-called healthy protein bars. Even the ones that were claiming to be organic were full of things - I am not sure exactly what becuase even organic foods add things to products.

Comparing those "healthy" protein bars to a Larabar - what a difference in ingredients. At least with the Larabars it is easy to know AND understand what the ingredients are. In my opinion, the Larabar is a healthier choice.

My challenge for myself this week is to focus on what eating healthy - that is foods as close to its natural state as possible with limited addictives.

How about your definition of healthy?
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    I agree! emoticon for sharing.
    2835 days ago
    For me, healthy is about balance. I try not to get to rabid about change, and go slow. I didn't get here overnight, I can't fix it overnight, but I can enjoy the journey.
    2835 days ago
    I love Larabars. You can make them yourself. Just Google "Larabar recipe" and you get lots of choices. I used to eat bars a lot to supplement my diet when I first started. Then I started actually reading labels and I found that the stuff I was eating wasn't really food.

    to answer your question - My idea of healthy is food that is as close to nature as possible. Sometimes you can't help some sort of processing (like hummus) but for the most part I try to not eat processed foods. My personal demon right now is wheat....OH BOY!! Talk about processed!
    2836 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/25/2012 10:18:32 AM
    I'm with you -- as close to how it is found in nature without additives is what I consider "healthy." EVERYTHING in moderation is also a big key to "healthy."
    2836 days ago
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