My plans to retrace Captain Cook's unfinished voyage have been postponed a year while I work on the next Marine Diesel Basics book and get my new boat SV Oceandrifter ready for sea.
You are what you eat, having become what you ate. I’ve written two previous posts about food and some of the alarming aspects of what’s on our plates, how it got there and what it’s doing to the land, the people, the animals and society.
I am very grateful to my friend Professor Magdalena Krondl, Professor Emeritus of Nutrition, University of Toronto, Canada, for this list, which comes from more than 50 years of research and teaching in the field of food and nutrition.
Ten Points for Healthful Eating
1. Have a variety of foods – all foods can fit into a healthful diet; there is no such thing as a good or bad food. Include more vegetables and fruits.
2. Aim for different colours in food combinations, at least five different colours daily.
3. Eat foods that are both YUM ( sweet, salt, fat ) and YUK (bitter) to get the balance.
4. Eat meals at set times (consistency).
5. Consult your gut – do not over eat. Eat until you’re 70% full.
6. Eat slowly. Eat at a dining table, not a desk, if possible.
7. Try not to eat alone; share and enjoy.
8. Keep food safe – keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold. When in doubt throw it out.
9. Be informed. Read food labels to make right and healthful choices.
10. Do not be fooled by food product advertisements.