It’s not your fault that you keep buying the wrong foods, here’s why

Image for post
Image for post

You might not hear this all that often, but the poor food choices you make are not entirely your fault. You really should be able to go to the supermarket and pick out anything on the shelf to nourish the body.

But somewhere along the line, everything got twisted. Supermarket foods are now high in calories but low in nutritional content. They also contain a fair share of colorings, preservatives, artificial flavors, high fructose corn syrup, food additives, yadda, yadda, yadda.

As a rule of thumb, if you can’t pronounce the words on the label, then your intestines aren’t going to like it. Which begs the question, what’s up with food?

Recently I was once at my local food store and noticed an elderly lady in the parking lot struggling to load a heavy grocery bag into her car. It took me but a second to help lift the bag into her trunk and she was duly thankful. As she drove away waving, it made me wonder if she fully understood the meaning of words like acesulfame-K, Aspartame, and monosodium glutamate.

With so many toxic food additives, it can be a full-time job trying to keep up with them. Perhaps the onus shouldn’t be on the shopper to have to read the fine print on every label.

The hard way is to read every label; the easy way is not to buy food with labels. I know right, it’s a radical concept. Better hold onto your hat, more is coming.

You may view your local supermarket as a convenience, but remember it’s a business, and as such, it is there to make money. If the supermarket is creating meaningful jobs and making it easy for you to gather food, that’s great. But someone needs to ask, why can’t we just go back to having simple ingredients that are less harmful to our body?

While we wait for the supermarkets to do the right thing, the good news is that if you get to vote with your feet three times a day. The bad news is it’s actually easier to buy crack cocaine on the street than it is to buy locally raised organic chicken. What’s up with that too?

If you aren’t sure what to buy or where to buy it, no need to panic — I’m here to help. Just keep reading my posts and all will become clear.

Written by

I aim to provide engaging content that's enjoyable to read. I’m also the author of the Amazon bestseller “The Healing Point.”

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store