When I went to the running injury prevention talk last Friday night,the panelists spent about an hour taking questions from the many audience members. Questions ran the gamut and the guys all pitched in to answer. One was on nutrition, and the advice the panelists offered was of course to keep it simple–if you can’t hunt it or pick it from the ground, you should probably stay away from it.
One of the panelists suggested that, when you read a label, if it has an ingredient list longer than four lines, it’s not food. I liked that idea and decided that I’d look over how I eat from day to day. For the most part, I pretty much follow that four line rule. But I have two glaring exceptions: One is my bread. It’s whole wheat potato bread with no hydrogenated oils, etc. My kids like it (I’ve never fed them white bread), so it’s been our go-to. But–it has several lines of ingredients. Not sure what to do about this, but I think it’s time to look around for a new bread. Any suggestions?
The other exception is my cereal. I eat my share of oatmeal, to which I add some milk and a spoonful of almond butter. But I also like whole grain cereals. I’ve always shot for one with five grams or more of fiber and a low sugar count. But a look at the label reveals that it also has too many ingredients. I’m not sure I want to give my cereal up, I’ll admit! This is one I’m going to have to think on. What would/do you do?
Finally–last days to enter my $75 nutrition giveaway from Pacific Health. Don’t miss out!