Introductions: The Inauguration of Spice Girl
Spice Girl exists to practice what I preach. When I say "don't play with my food", I mean it. I am fed up with diets that sacrifice the top-notch taste of eating right for gluten-free-this, fat-free-that, low-sugar-whatever-diets that often times offer little flexibility and a mediocre taste.
Now, do not get me wrong. Gluten-free diets are a necessity for people with gluten-allergies or sensitivities, diets low in trans saturated fats decrease health risk, and consuming diets low in added sugars have many health benefits.
However, I am tired of "professionals" preaching radical nutrition advice to the general public. People on Facebook, stop saying ALL grains cause inflammation in everyone without scientific evidence to prove your statement. We need to stop believing in fad diets that limit opportunities to be consuming necessary vitamins and minerals from food sources. A strict, regimented diet that is followed one week, broken the next week, then picked up again the following week is unnecessary.
On the contrary, a lifestyle centered on whole, balanced meals that transcend fad-diets and instead focuses on the physical, emotional, and mental health of individuals should be the core of our society. We need to stop addressing the symptoms of our poor lifestyles and get to the solution.
To those who have mistaken the joy of eating for a form of punishment, join me in the pursuit of flavor in every bite, savor in every moment, and a hint of spice from the ordinary. Let's stop "playing" with food and begin to enjoy all aspects of food.