Parents say this to explain why their kids should eat something that is green or gross…or not sweet or covered in rainbow sprinkles.
People say this to explain why they eat food that doesn’t appeal to the eye or tastebuds.
Superfood promoters say this to explain why you should incorporate fill-in-the-blank into your diet.
“It’s good for you.”
There’s lots of food fads that seem counter to our palate. Kale comes to mind. Or quinoa’s bitter coating of saponins. Kombucha anyone?
It’s amazing to watch how these foods go from unknown to being highlighted on every food blog around; from the dusty shelf of an obscure health food store to the end display at Costco; from garnish or compost to the star of the meal.
I wonder just how many people actually enjoy these foods–I mean really enjoy them. If anyone is brave enough to admit they don’t like kale chips, please speak up!
Do you know what you like to eat or do you just eat it because “it’s good for you”?
Whether it’s the skin on your potatoes, milk from an almond, or a smoothie that’s green:
It’s fine if the answer is yes. If no, you have a decision to make. Maybe admitting that the food of the year isn’t for you is actually what’s good for you.