Nothing beats good fruit and good bread.
I have a particular affection for simple foods, like fruits, grains and vegetables, and I feel so much better after I’ve eaten them. We live in an age where most people really do not know what they’re eating. Read the back of the label on most grocery products and you’ll often have ingredients you can’t even pronounce. When did we begin to trust these food companies that what they’re feeding us is healthy for us? Not to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but it could very well be a blind faith in our government that gets us to essentially eat food we know nothing about. Things that are sold in supermarkets must be FDA-approved, right?
Our trust also shows the significance of effective advertising. Given the right marketing tactic, major companies can stuff anything in our mouths, even things that are proven to be detrimental (McDonald’s, anyone?) The majority of the time, things that we purchase, whether it is food or anything else, are not enticing to us because of what they are, but rather because of the psychological effects they have. Candy and french fries are just as comforting as they are yummy. Regardless of their health effects, they satiate a mental hunger just as much as a physical one, and that is what we tend to be enticed by.
Don’t misunderstand, though: I’m not a complete health-nut, and am lured into a nearby fast food joint at times, too. Still, I think it’s important to think about these things.