What should we eat?

 

Now more than ever, why we choose to eat the food we do has a big impact on our health, and the health of the environment we depend on to produce it. More and more we are using our values on food to define who we are, and of course, we want to stand out from the crowd, we want to ‘take the road less travelled’, to identify with a newly proven path – the most recent ‘habits for the highly successful.’

The seemingly simple question of ‘what should we eat?’ stops us in our tracks, with a mountain of information but very little unbiased scientific evidence to guide us.

But how much evidence do we really need? Our very own species diverged from its ancestors because we figured out that cooking our foraged flora and fauna with fire made more of what we foraged edible. We ate seasonally available natural foods, predominantly plants, and we didn’t eat too much. The answers are in our history and they’re in our DNA.

This road had been travelled for 300,000 years and it was going so damn well!! But convenient comforts got the better of us, our priorities fell off the wall and we’re scrambling to put them back together again.

So when it comes to what we eat:

 

The road not taken is not the road to take, and that can make all the difference.

We ate seasonally available natural foods, predominantly plants, and we didn’t eat too much.

 

Elliot Stephens