Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Nutrition in 100 Words

A small, laminated card was included with our newest delivery of PaleoKits. It was so wonderful and simple, I had to retype it and share. This is ALL you need to know about health and wellness! 

A note on the mentions of processed food: this does not mean just Goldfish and Cheetos and Chips Ahoy. This means NutraGrain bars. Special K. Oatmeal. Whole grain anything! You know all of those Earth's Best baby and toddler products that love to advertise about their whole grain content in enormous bold letters on the front of the box? GRAINS are the original processed foods! Rice is processed. Beans are processed. Soy is one of the worst things you can put into your body. Nearly all dairy is processed. {If there is one Paleo food I would be flexible on, it's raw milk, but we still prefer coconut here.}

It is truly unfathomable to me that people still use the Food Pyramid as a guide. My advice is to live by the guide above, but if you want to keep getting in your 6-8 servings of whole grains per day - go for it. At the end of the day, it's your body and your children's bodies. Do what you want, but at least read and gain knowledge of the consequences so you are making an informed decision with anything you consume or give to your babies.