Babe…I’ve got food babe

I’d like to dazzle you with a handful of quotes that I try to consider when it comes to food and what I feed my family.

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well” – Virginia Woolf 

“Sex is good, but not as good as fresh sweet corn.” – Dr. Ruth Westheimer (who I’m guessing is speaking of organic corn)

“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” – Thomas Edison

“It’s bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children’s health than the pediatrician.” – Meryl Streep

“I cook with wine.  Sometimes I even add it to the food” –  W.C. Fields

“Food is the fuel that will keep us on the go.  You got to eat right if you want to grow.” – Slim Goodbody


Oh I could continue, I know Julia Childs has plenty of snappy one-liners and Paula Deen is always good for a light-hearted soundbite, but today I want to talk about a new voice I’ve been listening to.  I’m talking about Vani Hari, known to the world as The Food Babe.

Now let me start off by reminding you that opinions are like taints (look it up), everybody has one and it’s rare that anyone actually has interest in yours.  What Vani talks about and the advice she gives makes sense to me and it’s a path that I choose to follow.  Sure you can find angry posts about her on the internet but you can also find posts on the internet saying that giving head is good for your complexion and the Earth has only been around for 500 years or some crazy shit like that.  My point is and always has been, read with an open mind and make your own decisions.  If you don’t agree with me and think I’m full of shit, then please email me for a full refund for this free article.

Since starting my own holistic journey into eating and living cleaner I have been a faithful follower of The Food Babe.  I like to consider myself a very healthy and savvy eater but after reading The Food Babe Way I was blown away about how clueless I really was about the food I eat.  So I figure now I have a choice…I can put my head back in the sand, my fingers in my ears and sing la, la, la and ignore all this new information or I can use this book to not only make smarter decisions but to ask smarter questions.  Well I’m out of sand, I need my fingers clean for “me time” and I can’t sing for shit…so I read on.

Listen it’s not our fault, the food industry has spent millions of dollars to keep us from these truths.  The sad fact is that many ingredients found in our food have been banned for years in other countries.  So the insulting part is that the food companies know how to make their “recipes” without all the crap in it but the United States is not calling them to task.  The right voices are not screaming for change so why would they change.

“It’s all about the sex being good for the both of us.  I’ll gladly put on a condom even without her asking, just because it’s the right thing to do.” – said no guy ever.
The Food Babe Way Cover FlatI know all this sounds scary but don’t despair, lots of articles and books will tell you about all the dangers lurking in your food leaving you feeling hopeless, helpless and hungry, not knowing what food is safe to eat.  Not my Food Babe.  What I love most about this book is that it gives you all the information about what to avoid but doesn’t leave you stranded.  She tells you what to do about it and what you CAN eat.  This is my how-to book to survive in the world of today where our food is filled with chemicals, GMOs and toxic ingredients.  I’m not big into conspiracy theories or think the companies are deliberately out to get us, but I do believe that there are government agencies who are supposed to be looking out for us are filled with people who have their own interests and pockets in mind ahead of our safety.  Some say we’re poisoning our own food supply but there’s still hope.

It’s like the movie Armaggedon where there’s a huge meteor hurtling toward us but we still have a group of misfits that can save the…(no wait, that’s not right I don’t want to call us misfits).  It’s more like the Lone Ranger where a good man and his trusty sidekick fight against a corrupt…(ugh, that was Johnny Depp playing the pirate who was playing Tonto, that was like 5 hours long, nope bad example). Think more like that movie Gigli, the tale of love and redemption between…(ah shit, I give up.  I watch a lot of awful movies).

You could simply say “Help me Vani Hari, you’re my only hope” (Star Wars reference for my fellas!).  For me, the The Food Babe Way is hope.  The Food Babe Way contains lots of fantastic recipes to cook good, healthy meals.  My daughter LOVES her ginger dressing which tastes exactly like the one in our favorite Japanese restaurant and I know exactly what’s in it because I made it myself.

Like I tell my family, it’s about getting educated and fighting for better food choices.  Can the book be a little scary?…absolutely.  Maybe we need a good scare to kick us in the ass and take more control of what we are eating.  As parents we should not only care about the food we are eating, but we MUST become food educated because we’re giving it to our kids.  The Food Babe has again proven to be my food goddess and The Food Babe Way is my new bible in finding truly healthy choices for my family.

 

richard_simmons_photoLiving healthy and eating right is what we should all be striving for.  I leave you today with one last powerful quote from someone who was never afraid to do the work…

“Number one, like yourself. Number two, you have to eat healthy. And number three, you’ve got to squeeze your buns. That’s my formula.” – Richard Simmons

Words to live by Richard…words to live by.

 

 

I was sent a copy of this book for free to review; however, no other compensation was received and the opinions I expressed were entirely my own.

 

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