Do you know your food?

When was the last time you looked on the label of a food product you were about to purchase to see what is in it? When was the last time you associated the image of the animal to the meat you were about to eat? Should we continue to trust that the food that is sold to us provides the nutrients needed to carry on a healthy life? These are questions that may make you ask yourself, “do I know my food”.  Just like most things in life, to really feel comfortable with something, we first need to be more familiar with it. With most friends that we have, we first get to know them before we acknowledge them as a friend. Most clothes that we wear, we first check the size, the material it’s made from and the price… Yes, we get to know it. So why should we not get to know our food? In the future when you’re shopping in a grocery store, take a little time to “get to know your food”. Think about that animal that the meat came from and how it was raised.  Think about the large amount of sugar in that beverage.  If you look at the ingredients on a processed food and you see a lot of things you’re not familiar with, well, consciously make a decision on whether or not you think it’s good for you.  Even if you do buy it, at least you can say, you got to know it first.