I’m amazed whenever I hear the words either in print or on radio or TV – “eat a healthy diet.” The problem is that it is never defined. Does a healthy diet mean you eat low fat?- some people believe that is true. Or is it that you eat lots of fruit and vegetables? What about protein – is meat okay?
I’ve heard lots of bits and pieces, but mostly its just “a healthy diet”. I’ve even heard that a healthy diet means you exercise … what? Am I supposed to somehow innately know what that means? Did I miss that in class one day? Surely there must be a definition somewhere.
There used to be a food pyramid, that got replaced by a plate showing what should be on that plate each day. Both seems rather silly and neither said anything about whether the food should be processed or GMO free. I always wondered who made these up – someone in the government, but not who or why they thought this was the ideal diet. I thought maybe they all voted on it. It somehow was made up by “nutritional educators”. Whoever that might be.
Try as I may, no one really gives you a definitive answer. It’s funny too because I’ve never heard someone actually ask for a list of what to eat. I never heard one of the health gurus come up what a list, or a guideline – just “eat a healthy diet”.
My search got some results. I found a nutritionist who actually printed off a list of foods to eat. Really.
You can read it here. Good Food.
I’d be interested in seeing what you think.