Most people that know me (and I mean really know me, not just say “Hey, I know that guy!”) are aware of my love/hate relationship with food. While I do enjoy eating tasty food products, I also hate having to take time out of my day to eat.
Perhaps that’s not the best way to describe it; I like to eat food, but I hate having to spend time (and money) trying to decide what to eat. Along with that, there is the whole idea of “what is good for me?”
Back in the day, this wasn’t an issue. People were glad just to have food and not starve to death. This is still the case in some parts of the world.
Since I don’t live in those parts of the world, I have choices to make. These choices really irk me the wrong way (The spell check didn’t think “irk” was NOT a word, so I’m going with it).
For example, I recently read this article, about how vegetarians are ignorant that their own dietary lifestyle is killing them. I’m sure I could do a little more research and find an article (or 4,239 articles) about how eating meat is bad.
How am I supposed to make an informed decision if nobody knows what’s up? Right now I am believing that eating more meat is good for you, as humans evolved eating bison and mastodons (or so those silly paleontologists want you to think). It makes sense to me that most vegetables are not meant to be eaten and digested by anything other then strict herbivores like cows, sheep, and the like.
I think fruits are still okay to eat, as they would have been part of the foraging diet our hairy ancestors (more hairy then me) would have nom’ed on from time to time.
What does this all mean? Am I going on some kind of Caveman/Paleo-Diet? Probably not. I still have way to many tubs of hummus, clam shells of cucumbers, jars of Greek peppers, and bags of pitas to eat right now.
What do YOU, the reader think of this nutritional nonsense? Is meat bad for you? Are soybeans going to give us cancer?