Healthy diet and food
It is interesting to hear what kind of food and/or diet people consider to be healthy. I have seen and heard many different view points on this very hot topic in the western world. Personally, I am very much so a health freak. My personal preference on health in food and eating is quite simple. I feel that eating according to cuisine is the most common sense and healthy kind of diet. What I mean by this is very basic, although it might seem confusing to some. Whenever I cook, serve, and/or eat a meal, I am sure that it is balanced in cuisine. For example, if I decided to make souvlakia as the main dish, then I would make certain kinds of side dishes/appitizers/dessert/ect. to properly accompany it such as pita bread, greens, tomatoes, onions, and tzatziki as the side dish, maybe a some Greek olives as an appitizer, and baklava for dessert - all of which are fairly healthy on there own but more so when put together. If I were to pare the souvlakia with whole wheat bread, cucumber sunomono salad, and fruit with yogurt, the meal would simply not work. It wouldn't taste good, it wouldn't sit well in the stomach, and it would't be healthy (even though all of those non-working accompaniments were fairly healthy) all because the food didn't work together - it didn't follow cuisine. If I were to properly pare the souvlakia with the dishes mentioned before, then I would have a complete, delicious, and healthy Greek meal. In my view, healthy eating is all about cuisine. Even if a dish in the meal isn't necessarily so healthy on its own, the meal can be considered healthy because the dish is properly balanced with something else that completes it. To much salt is bad for the heart, which is why we don't consume it alone. We enjoy a little bit of it with our healthy fish - which we also don't eat alone. It really is like common sense. I personally don't believe in all of the nutrition science. Food is food. Nothing more nothing less. What do you think? What is healthy food to you?