Eat chocolate, it’s super healthy, but don’t eat sugar. Cuz, uh, yeah, I could really go for a hunk ‘o’ that unsweetened baking chocolate right about now.
Eat blueberries, but blueberries have sugar in them… so don’t eat them.
Grapes are a superfood, oh wait, sugar… can’t eat them.
Wine, the French Paradox, but…sugar… better not drink it or eat like the French. (Believe me, the French do not skimp on fat or sugar.)
Popcorn has more polyphenols and fiber than fruits and veggies so lets all eat air-popped unseasoned popcorn all day long. Oh the yum of it.
Tomatoes are a superfood, but go through your pantry and throw away your tomato ketchup because the sugar hidden within the condiment is causing your diabetes… It’s a condiment, for criminy’s sake. I think if you’re drinking a liter of ketchup every day you have bigger problems than your hidden sugar intake. Besides… hidden sugar? Hidden sugar? It’s right there on the label. Keep your damn hands off my ketchup. I need it for my asparagus, which is a healthy and fibrous green food, and my very occasional serving of French fries. It ain’t gonna kill me.
I don’t think a couple tablespoons of ketchup is the cause of our dietary woes. Nor are blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, anykindaberries, chocolate, grapes, sugar, honey, maple syrup, oranges…
Once again, the key when it comes to diet is moderation and variety. I hate food pundits. They jump right on any study, wag fingers, and then backpedal like crazy the instant the study results are refuted.
Hey, guess what? The new superfood is Edam cheese. Last year it was Jarlsberg. The year before that? Greek yogurt. A person could go insane.
So, my philosophy? Eat real food and read…. Beauty and the Feast… Coming Soon to a Kindle near you! It’s all about the food, baby! Complete with recipes. More tomorrow!
Oh, go check out Chef John’s take on baby bamboo and asparagus. Yum.