If you agreed to take on the 40-Day Challenge, chances are that your idea of “health foods” differ from mainstream society. If not, perhaps consider a second look. As Mark Twain said, “Anytime you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
Since your views on “health” foods might have changed, what are the foods that you once thought were healthy that you now won’t even touch? Perhaps it wasn’t something you used to eat, but a product that you’ve seen that made you shake your head, or *facepalm*.
Perhaps it is baked soy crisps made with “heart healthy” canola oil? Perhaps meat free hotdogs?
Here is my example (in my defense, I didn’t buy this, it was given to me by someone who was moving!)
Let’s see… no calories,
and no preservatives….
What the heck is it?
A look at the label tells us there are no proteins or vitamins either:
It contains some sodium (pretty sure that is supposed to be on the ban list of conventional wisdom too!), water, vinegar, indigestible fiber, chemicals and spices. Just one problem…. it isn’t food! There is virtually no nutrition to speak of.
The chemists at this company managed to come up with a product that is apparently impervious to the digestive system and just passes through untouched. I’m not brave enough to taste it, so I can’t let you know how it is, but I can’t imagine it is any good! (Certainly, I couldn’t imagine it being as good as real food salad dressings that actually have nutrients… and calories!)
To me, this salad dressing signifies the diet mentality of far too many in society today. We (society as a whole) are afraid of everything… afraid of fat, afraid of calories, afraid of salt. We are so afraid of real food, that some go so far as to turn to artificial non-foods designed to trick the taste buds into satiety without nourishing the body!
Perhaps I should create a High calorie, high fat, bacon packed, chemical free dressing and see how that one goes over
What kind of health foods make you roll your eyes these days? I’m enjoying hearing from you during this challenge, and can’t wait to see your answers on this one!
What is the one food that you used to eat that you wouldn’t even give to your dog now? Something that is considered “healthy” that disgusts you? Please tell me about it below!
(Just a reminder, if you haven’t entered the coconut oil giveaway… now is your chance to win some!