Remember the good ol’ food pyramid? We all learned about it in grade school. Kids still learn about it today.
The problem is that somewhere along the way our view of what is healthy and what isn’t became heavily skewed.
You might be aware that the American Food System is somewhat of a disaster.
Huge corporations control the majority of the food lining the shelves of our grocery stores. Food that is overly processed, packed with fillers, and usually contains some less than ideal ingredients.
This is coupled with our colossal agricultural system that wreaks havoc on the environment on a daily basis.
Here’s the good news: with a little bit of information and experimentation, it’s possible to eat delicious, nutritious, and environmentally responsible meals every single day.
We would like to introduce you to the concept of a mindful diet.
A mindful diet is not like any other diet out there; in fact, it’s quite the opposite.
Dieting is all about working against your body and limiting foods based on what you hear or read.
A mindful diet is about working in tandem with your body in a collaborative goal of health, wellness, and environmental responsibility.
It’s about selecting foods that specifically give you the proper nutrition in the right amount at the right time in a sustainable manner.
This is what we will focus on going forward in our newly designed Nutritious Tuesday email.
To get started on a mindful diet the first step is to understand what is in the foods you are eating.