Today, I heard once again the mind set that, in my opinion, has a lot to do with the problems in our country. During a conversation about food (shocking I would be discussing that, eh? *wink*) someone made the statement that if someone avoided eating things just because they have things in them that sound bad that person would starve. This is so not true! But, it is such a common way of thinking! Everytime I hear this I can’t help but think the big companies like McDonalds, Monsanto, etc. have succeeded in brainwashing our country. The information on food and healthy choices and what unhealthy choices do to your body is available for anyone. Why do people not care? And by unhealthy, I basically mean non-food that is being marketed as food (i.e. anything that has additives and such in it). At my house we strive to live by the rule, “If it wasn’t food 100 years ago, it’s not food today.” Sure, we aren’t doing perfectly … but we are making a big effort. And eating actual food makes such a difference in our lives, and especially in my kiddos. We feel better, slowly but surely my energy levels are increasing and our taste buds are changing to appreciate real food!
Anyway, over the weekend I watched a wonderful documentary The Beautiful Truth. It’s about the link between food and disease, specifically cancer. I thought it was wonderful, and highly recommend it. You can watch it instantly on Netflix, like I did 🙂
Today after work we made some lemonade. The girls loved juicing the lemons! It was quite fun. We plan to make orange juice the same way soon.
It looks a little brownish because the sugar we use is tan granules. It was soooo delicious though!