Friday, February 13, 2009

Preservatives

Whenever I travel with the bobsled team we always look with dread having to go Europe from anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks.  There are the long flights and even longer car rides.  You don't really get to see much of what most tourists travel over there for.  So I've always wondered do the Europeans feel the same way as they travel over here and have to spend 5 weeks in North America?  

Turns out they hate it just as much as we hate going over there.  But for one completely different reason.  They hate our food.  Eating with the Netherlands team last night, the Dutch all said our food tastes like chemicals.  "I'm surprised you guys don't glow at night from the radiation."  Interesting and sad and enlightening all at the same time.  We need to really pay attention to what we put in our bodies.  

Support your local farmers markets.  Support the local community that you are living in by buying local.  The old addage you are what you eat is pretty true.  Who needs red dye number 5.  Check your labels.  If it has more then a handful ingredients, keep looking.  Your health, immunity and vitality will thank you.  

2 comments:

Jeff W said...

This kind of goes along with some of Sally Fallon's comments in Nourishing Traditions.

Jason Ross said...

Yea...very true. Thats a great book by the way. You may enjoy reading about Weston Price if you like Fallons stuff as well.