Monday, July 19, 2010

Getting Back To Basics With Food

The trend is about getting back to basics for food at the moment. The slow down in the economy has caused everyone to take a really good look at what they are consuming and decide if they really need what they are buying. This goes for big homes, expensive cars, more clothes, or foods that are not essential to our diets. Also, people are trying to only buy what they need when they need it instead of stocking up.

One of the main things that people are doing now is buying fresh healthy foods that have nutrients. For example, farmer's markets are burgeoning because the most basic of healthy foods usually end up there. If you are looking for unfettered apples, cucumbers, peppers, and onions, you will find it at the farmer's market. You will not find sugary cereals or cream filled cookies at the farmer's market and that suits a lot of people just fine these days.

The trend of going back to basics is a great thing for the world. We start to appreciate what we have now instead of looking around and thinking about what is next. People are taking the same approach to food. It is not about eating meals made from recipes from the 1950's, it is about making a meal from 5 fresh ingredients or only using fresh produce and meats or fish to make a meal. People are trying to eat like we were meant to eat by eating fresh foods from the earth instead of eating processed foods with artificial flavors that come from a box.

The change is good. We will start to remember how great a ripe peach tastes on a hot summer day. A peach is sweet on its own with no sugar added as nature intended it to be. Take a beat today and think about what you are eating. Is it fresh and natural? Your body will thank you for it.

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