All foods have varying combinations of these six units: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, vitamins, minerals, and water. Your main need is for energy or fuel to run the body. We have made selecting foods (something intended by God to be enjoyable) into something complicated and burdensome and worrisome. The food industry has picked up on our fears and has capitalized on them. If the heart associations have alerted you to be careful of too much whole milk due to heart disease, then the dairy associations will alert you to be sure to drink milk because of its possible association with preventing osteoporosis. The chicken industry has soared while the poor beef industry continues to struggle because of the hype on fat sources and heart disease. I personally love red meat, but I enjoy all foods in moderation, and the body calls for modest amounts of meats. The more we try to monitor and control our health, the unhealthier we become. Let go and listen to what the body calls for, and watch young children go after a variety if you give them choices. Sensitivity to volume is the dietary habit of most 90-year-olds. You may know some overweight 60-year-olds. But how many overweight 90-year-olds do you know? Amounts are the first priority, and then learn the sensitivity to the “what” you eat.
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