I seldom read about more serious aspects of food, like articles about which foods are really healthy and which are not, mostly because I simply don’t care for them. You don’t really need much time or brain to realize that as to the most topics in this field of knowledge, scientists ain’t gonna agree any time soon. My brain cell tells me what I want is healthy, delicious food and not a food ideology to prove I am better than the rest.
As we all know, some people might feel the urge to protect their version of what’s right and what’s wrong all too vigorously. I tend to cringe in the presence of statements like “my eating habits are better than yours”, for the philistinity and the righteousness, for the sheer angst and agression of it all. So don’t ask me whether organic veggies are better than the industrial ones: some might, some may not, I don’t know. I just prefer the organic ones, that’s all.
Whenever I asked myself whether it was risky to be a vegetarian in the past, my answer used to be something like “Just look at those Hindus/Buddhists etc.”, some of them being vegetarian for generations. That’s just about enough of food-related science for me, I need the rest of time to enjoy my veggies.
Having a direct access to information on meat-related health problems being passed from one generation to another helped, too.
Still, after having read two articles (1 and 2) on debunked food myths I found some time ago, I was still shocked about the nature of some of the topics people will agree/disagree about and some of the myths spreading out there.
One more reason not to start reading articles on food.
I am sorry, but I don’t care about your food choices hard enough to strenuously preach veggies to you, okay?
(One Sunday, I wanted to eat veggies very much so I simply told my hubby it wouldn’t be a bad idea if he joined me. He agreed but I still felt the need to decorate them a bit, which he realized straight away, laughing.)