Did anyone read Michael Ruhlman’s article entitled “No food is healthy. Not even kale” from The Washington Post? After reading it, I thought that it was interesting food for thought. His thesis was that food is either nutritious or devoid of nutrients. In this same way, people are either healthy, unhealthy, or somewhere in between. Food is not healthy. People are not nutritious. However, consumers and manufacturers alike have grown accustomed to this jargon.
Ruhlman’s article got me thinking about the tremendous power of words. For instance, we talk about processed food as a bad thing, without realizing that many foods that are good for us are– indeed– processed. High quality cheese, rich in calcium and other nutrients, is actually processed. So, this is another reminder to take care with our language about food.
Until Next Week… Plan Well, Pack Well, Live Well,