Tuesday, May 19, 2009

In Defense of Food

Did anyone catch Anna Wintour on 60 Minutes this weekend? No...crickets... Well, this is my favorite quote:

"I'd just been on a trip to Minnesota, where I can only kindly describe most of the people I saw as little houses," Wintour said.

SLAM! Anyhow, I think the author of In Defense of Food might agree. Although, I don't think this is just a Minnesota thing. The book talks about the science of nutrition and food and how basically food science is junk science. He lauds organic vegetables and fruits, homemade meals and CSA boxes and makes a compelling argument for why America should start adjusting their diets. A lot of times books like this make me skeptical, but I bought this one. It just seems to fit, that eating the processed crap is changing our bodies in ways for the worse. However, do you have any idea how difficult it is to stay away from processed foods? Especially in Minnesota, where growing season is for only 5 months of the year. This book, however, made me feel like I need to make more of a commitment to eating healthier...and perhaps giving up the 6-8 diet cokes I drink every day.

In a side note, last week I needed to go to the grocery store and since I was reading IDOF, I decided to try out the Whole Foods in St. Paul. I had been in there before to pick up one or two items, but never actually grocery shopped. It gave me anxiety. Seriously, can we talk about how narrow the aisles in that place? Definitely not wide enough for my little house ass to walk through it. And it was so crowded with St. Paul middle aged yuppies. So, now I'm in a real dilemma, should I actually drive out to the Uptown Whole Foods to grocery shop? I'm considering it.

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