I've long had a theory that the healthiest and most satisfying foods on the planet were created hundreds of years ago and long before food "science".
There was a time in our history when we didn't have agribusiness and we had somewhat limited food resources. On top of the limitations we had few preservation methods and we didn't have quite the variety of foods at our disposal either.
So out of sheer necessity various societies around the world learned how to make the most out of each meal.
Around the world a lot of "healthy" traditional ethnic foods share a lot in common:
- A lot of meals include both a grain or carbohydrate source and some sort of protein source from fish, a bit of meat or soy.
- They include a mix of vegetables and or fruits
- Some form of fat was usually also used either from an oil, fat on the meat or a dairy product like cheese or cream.
- Spices, herbs and sauces were kind of a "glue" that made everything work together for the palate and add various micro nutrients.
In our modern day of fortified foods, eat-this-don't-eat-that diets and nutritional research, it seems like we humans got the most bang for the buck just by mixing a whole bunch of stuff in a pot and cooking it until we could eat it.
So this is how I eat now. I don't care about fortified this, diet that or altered whatevers. Just give me a whole bunch of stuff mixed together and keep the portion sizes reasonable.
I figure anything beyond that is just making things far too complicated and I have much better things to spend my time on than protein and carbohydrate ratios.
Like figuring out what's for desert :)
Be fit and live free,