East Coast Flair is an evolving lifestyle, opinion, and advice blog created by Monica Dillow to give you a peek into the mind and antics of one Midwestern East Coast transplant.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Know what you are eating
Bet the title of this post caught your attention. Did you read it and think I may be crazy? You see we all need to retrain the taste buds, our wallets, and the way we think about that thing called food. When you eat and drink on a daily basis are you really taking the time to "taste" what was in your mouth? I challenge you from now on to look at the ingredient list in the food or drink you are about to have. Can you pronounce the ingredients and did you notice if the list is a mile long? Once you see the result of the ingredient list really take your time and "taste" your food or drink. I have come a long way with my foods and drink and still evolving today. Yes, I still drink Starbucks, but mainly I take my coffee black. I do an occasional frap, but Espresso Frap because my old staples are too sweet now and interfere with the coffee taste. But we are talking about getting you in this evolving process, not me! Buy your meat organic, cut back on the amount of meat you eat and the price will hurt less. Make your milk organic also, buy fruits and vegetables from the farmers market or organic. If it is not organic odds are it is GMO and I know you don't want frankenfood. Let me leave you with this thought, why do you think our grandparents canned food? Because you can't grow things year round!