I see Facebook posts all the time that say, “Eat THIS food that will solve all your health problems,” or “Eating THIS food will give you crazy health benefits!” Those headlines are clickbait at worst, and just plain stupidly false at best. If there was a super food that solved all health problems, don’t you think we’d all know about it by now?
I believe that whole, natural foods are better for us because they are the closest to natural as we can get. It’s why I advocate the Paleo Diet: it’s not just about cutting sugar, grains, legumes, soy, and dairy, but also about getting ingredients that are good for your body, don’t contain anti-nutrients, and are sustainably and ethically sourced. I know some people have a problem with the last part of the last sentence, but it’s a personal decision to try my best to adhere to that. If I can’t, it’s not the end of the world. Not every food source can meet those requirements, so I always do that best I can. That’s the least I can do.
If you’re looking for that one super food to fix all your problems, I have some bad news for you: you’re in for a very long wait, because it doesn’t exist. The best thing to do is to eat right: purchase natural, whole ingredients and take the time to cook your food without the use of additives and chemicals that you can’t pronounce. The simpler the food, it’s likely that it’s better for you. And yes, butter is actually good for your. So is bacon. And eggs? They’re probably the best food for us on the planet.