Confused by my title? So am I. Lol!
They say to eat something because it's good for you but at the same time it's bad for you.
It was brought to my attention this past weekend that on a certain t.v. show, it was mentioned that you should eat Gouda cheese because there is something in it that can help prevent cancer. I went online to check it out and it's vit. K2. You can get K2 in a vitamin, my vitamins have K2 in them. K2 is also made from the bacteria living in our own digestive track. Of course our soil has been depleted of so many vitamins and minerals that we do need to supplement a bit even if we are eating whole foods. Going back to the Gouda thing, it is dairy and dairy consumption is linked to a variety of health problems and cancer. Last I heard eating lots of vegetables, fruit and exercise helps to prevent cancer.
Then you have the mercury and DHA issue. Last year on that same show they were saying how mercury is poisonous to the body and no mercury is good for you. At the same time they are telling you to consume fish(most fish/shellfish contain mercury) for the DHA. Do I really have to consume mercury to get DHA? Personally I think consuming mercury to get DHA would defeat the purpose. I'll get my DHA elsewhere, from algae like the fish do. Why don't they tell people about getting DHA that way?
Then there are those people that take what they hear from the t.v. or radio and apply it to their lives before reading and doing research on their own to back up what they hear. Always do your research first.
Spices and herbs are great for you too. Ginger, tumeric, oregano, etc. are all wonderful for you and when you add these wonderful spices to your food or diet that's great! I see plenty of people that take the time to add these things but continue to consume foods that have no fiber, are high in saturated fat and cholesterol.. They are on medications and continue to have the same health problems because they aren't eliminating bad foods from their diet. I guess what I'm saying is there is no one food or magic pill to prevent disease. It's about our complete diet that helps prevent disease. If people would just eat more of a plant based wholefoods diet they would be building a better, stronger machine to fight against disease.
Food is thy medicine!!!
On that note.
Below is a beautiful pic of a yummy meal we had recently.
Tofu Picatta with shitake mushrooms, served along with gf pasta and broccolini. The picatta recipe I always use is from VCON because it's the best!
Enjoy your day!