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Healthy Eating Tips: Part 1

Healthy Eating Tips: Part 1

With so many different nutrition philosophies out there, it can be confusing to know if you’re eating right or not.

How can we know what food is actually good for us?

This is a huge, multi-faceted question, and there isn’t necessarily only one right answer. We hear so much about foods that are good for us or bad for us, and a lot of that advice ends up being conflicting.

We live in an age of information saturation, and the field of health and nutrition science is constantly evolving. So it becomes difficult to know for sure who to listen to and what to eat…

Low-fat? Low-carb? Vegan? Paleo?

Let us assure you there’s no silver bullet diet or magic pill that will solve all your problems. Instead, fall back on conventional wisdom - moderation is key, and it comes down to enjoying wholesome foods that naturally contain the nutrients your body needs. Save for allergy or illness, you can’t go wrong with that approach.

Honestly, I think we can tell when we’re eating something that isn’t good for us – our bodies react to molecules they’re not used to processing.

For example, there’s a lot of controversy about the recent surge in demand for gluten-free products. Yes, Celiac’s disease is very real and there are some people whose bodies cannot handle those proteins. But I like to argue that just about everyone will feel better if they cut down on processed carbohydrates in favor of fruits and vegetables and protein. A really big problem with the American diet is the ubiquity of food that is so processed and packed with sugar and preservatives that all nutritional value is gone.

A lot of people are aware of this problem, though, so there’s been a reaction in the opposite direction towards healthy and nutritious choices - the “health food” craze. Unfortunately, a lot of products marketed under that umbrella aren’t very tasty...whether that’s intentional to emphasize the “natural” or “earthy” image of the product is unclear. Regardless, the perception that health foods are too tasteless to be enjoyable combined with vilification of traditional desserts and sweets leaves a lot of people at a loss.

At Jeca, we don’t want you to have to compromise. You can have your cookie, and eat it too!

It’s healthy, in that we use all-natural, un-processed ingredients that provide protein and energy. We work with local or small-scale producers so we know where these ingredients come from and the conditions under which they are produced. And on top of that, they’re delicious! You don’t need to feel guilty about enjoying these treats, and you definitely don’t need to eat cardboard in order to not feel guilty.



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