Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Food and writing

These articles make me go, "hmm, I wonder how much this person is making off this relatively simple re-digesting of well-known information?"

EG: Except for the fish thing*, our household already does all this:

"Foods that speed up your metabolism are vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, fish, healthy fats and whole grains. Look for these vegetables when shopping: spinach, broccoli, carrots, asparagus, cabbage, beet roots, assorted beans and dark, leafy vegetables. Any type of fresh fruit is good for you, but try eating blueberries, melons, apples, citrus fruits and tomatoes. Skinless poultry and eggs are excellent sources of protein. The omega 3 fatty acids in fish boost your metabolism by burning up to 400 calories a day. The enzymes in your body that burn fat increase while those that store fat decrease. If you are not a fish eater, take omega 3 capsules that contain a minimum of 300 milligrams total of EPA and DHA. Eat healthy fats like nuts and peanut butter. Whole grains found in brown rice, cereal, barley and oats speed up your metabolism as well. Consume foods with B vitamins, magnesium and fiber to increase your metabolism."

Duh, whole grains, duh, vegetables and fruit (Am I lucky that I am addicted to apples and tomatoes?) Nuts and lean protein, duh.

What author doesn't say is, "Sure, you can fool yourself that you're eating healthy with a diet of mostly this junk that I'm repeating from every American Heart or Cancer Association note, but all that cheese (string cheese of late, only 3! A woman must have sodium when she must have it!), pretzels — no more whole grain than the Man in the Moon (see above re: sodium), and bacon (2 pounds in 1 month; quota for year nearly reached; see above re: sodium and Moon) are not going to be balanced out."

*ask me about my sadness over the death of the ocean, the sadness of fish farms, and the concentrations of poisons in les poissons sometime …

1 comment:

hearmysong said...

recycling information for buzz-ups. it's very sad.

i guess the media likes to say it this way instead of "don't eat processed foods, white flour or sugar, or anything with ingredients you can't pronounce." slightly easier to, uh, stomach?

i can't keep bananas or melon in the house. my children have capitalized on your string cheese obsession. since the elder no longer drinks milk, i cannot fault the cheese.

one can never fault the cheese :)