Have any of you been watching Oprah lately? I watch it sporadically and I've seen Dr. Oz on there a few times. Let me tell you, he is scaring the living daylights out of me. He was on today, but before today is when he scared me. It was an episode when he showed something called an omentum. It made me a little sick to think that mine might not be as thin as it should be. He talked about foods and I wrote down the things that you're supposed to avoid in foods: enriched flour, high fructose corn syrup and more than 4 grams of sugar. I looked through our pantry and yikes, I was surprised. I thought wheat bread wouldn't contain enriched flour. Since then, I read everything before I buy it. The result? Shopping takes longer and we have been buying more and more produce.
I thought I was doing pretty well and then I thought of something I'd never even considered . . our coffee. Rodrigo and I both drink a lot of it. With creamer. All those tasty creamers are just sooooo good. Expecially now with all the holiday flavors. Anyway, this morning while shopping, I made the switch to a plain soy creamer. On the nutrition label, "less than 1 gram of sugar".
I don't want to turn into someone that cooks with no flavor or is paranoid about food, but I also don't want to be hurting my family. The statistics about health and weight in our country are astounding. Of course we'll go out to eat sometimes and of course I'll still let the kids have sweets but I think there needs to be a good balance. -sigh- I think for the first time ever, I wish we lived on a farm. Ok, maybe I don't but I really wish all that stuff that is so bad for you wouldn't be so readily available.
listening to: Incubus (Paper Shoes)