You mean "all-natural"

SANDUSKY Organic food supporters are like the Jehovah's Witnesses of the food industry.
Sandusky Register Staff
May 9, 2010

 

SANDUSKY

Organic food supporters are like the Jehovah’s Witnesses of the food industry.

Some of my friends and family members are going the organic route, and take every possible opportunity to tell me why what I am currently eating will make me get fat and die.

And apparently everything causes cancer.

Trans fat causes cancer, the substitutes used for the trans fats cause cancer.

One glass of red wine a day is good for your heart, a glass and a half is bad.

It’s becoming overwhelming. 

In all honesty, eating all-natural food sounds like a really good option, but what is deemed “good for you,” is constantly changing and I’m having trouble keeping up.

I remember when carbs were good to eat and the only thing you had to be careful about was chocolate. Now everything from pasta to milk is potentially unhealthy.

I remember when losing weight and staying healthy was just about limiting fat intake. So people started eating all those foods with artificial supplements like margarine and the sweetener that comes in those little pink bags, until doctors found out the substitutes were actually worse for you than the fat.

Heck, I remember when “all-natural” meant “naked.”

The point I’m trying to make here is, it is entirely possible that by the time I completely restock my refrigerator and pantry with whole-wheat pasta and seaweed inspired milk, the next food fad is going to come out and tell me only NASA’s space food with a shelf life of eternity is good for me to eat.

Yeah, Dippin’ Dots.