When you get right down to it, food is practically the whole story every time, to quote Kurt Vonnegut (Galápagos).
So it’s not surprising that there’s a lot to say about why what we eat matters, from farm to fork. I’ll explore various issues in nutrition on this blog, including impacts on your personal health and weight as well as broader perspectives on the environment.
You are, after all, what you eat. It’s really true, right down to each and every cell membrane where those wonderful omega-3 fatty acids found mainly in seafood and algae reside in your body. These essential fats are not consumed in adequate amounts by most people and are critically important in brain development and cognitive function, alongside a host of other positive health benefits.
But what of the heavily contaminated fish supply, you ask? What if I’m pregnant? Farmed or wild, does that matter? And isn’t the fish supply dwindling already? Can’t I just eat walnuts, flax, and other sources of omega-3 fatty acids and get the same health effects?
Hey, I didn’t say it was simple. Not to mention that nutrition is a science, and it evolves as we accumulate new knowledge. As a nutrition scientist, my goal and mission is to help you make sense of this fishy issue (pun intended) and other not-so-straight-forward food choice conundrums. My hope is that you’ll then take a positive step to changing your own life and improving your health through what you choose to eat.
Acting together, we just might even change the world we live in a little bit – one delectable bite at a time.