The exquisitely salty, chewy, crunchy, flavour explosion that is bacon has made this week’s announcement by the WHO one that came as a disappointment to the salty meat lovers of the world.
I wasn’t terribly surprised by the news. I’ve long heard that the sodium nitrites and nitrates used in processed meats like bacon, which help to preserve it and create that attractive blood red colour, are cancer-causing additives. But if those things are removed from bacon, would it still be cancer-causing?
I’m a little confused.
A common complaint about eating healthy food that I hear is this:
“But I just don’t like eating healthy food….”
Ok, fair enough – each of us has different preferences. But before we drop that discussion, answer a question for me:
Would you say your body dislikes it when you eat a healthy meal?
There is nothing quite so comforting and satisfying as a delicious sandwich. The moist chewy bread, the tangy mayo, the salty deli meat, the crunchy lettuce – it’s a dream in flavour and texture come true. A sandwich just looks right on the plate too, and it always leaves you feeling full and satiated.
Usually when we use the word pragmatic we mean to say that something is practical, useful, or functional.
But there is another usage of the word that we are less familiar with, and that is in reference to the philosphy of pragmatism. This is a subject that I am – by no means – an expert on, but a subject I’m very excited about because, well…
…because it’s how I live my life.
Of all the scientific fitness methods, complex fad workouts, equipment-laden exercise regimes, running remains one of the best for the sheer beauty of its simplicity – it’s literally an exercise we’ve been programmed to do by nature and evolution.