Nutrition Simplified

 When you go food shopping this week, remember this one general rule......

If You Can't Pronounce It, Don't Eat It.

Now, I'm not talking about weird, exotic fruits and vegetables. Those are ok to eat, even if you just refer to them as "that spikey orange fruit" and other such names. No problem eating those things. In fact, eat anything you want in the fruit and vegetable aisles.

I'm talking about words like:
Thiamine mononitrate, disodium inosinate, pyridoxine hydrochloride

If you're buying packaged foods with a bunch of weird words on the ingredients list, like those above, guess what? You are not buying whole fresh foods. You're buying some company's lab experiment.

I'm always a proponent of buying fresh whole foods. But, if you do find yourself in the packaged food aisle, read the labels. Try to find brands that have only a few ingredients in them.

An example is Lara Bars. These are simple snack bars (you can find them in the store with other "energy" bars, "protein" bars, etc.). I buy them for quick snacks on the run, and for quick quick snacks on longer bike rides.

The ingredients in a coconut creme pie Lara bar are: Dates, Unsweetened Coconut, Almonds, Cashews, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. That's it. Nothing else is in that bar. And it tastes amazing!

So, if your food products have labels, read them. And then make smart, simple, healthy choices!