• Phil

How Do You Know If Your Food Is Healthy?

Updated: Jun 16, 2019

The other day I was talking to a guy that had just popped his Circuit Factorial cherry. To refresh himself, he was drinking a bottle of what the French might call "orange juice." We (I) check the calories, and then we (I) estimate the calories burned in a CF. We (I) converted the calories into sugar, and then I asked him to imagine spooning 9 sugars into a cup of coffee. We (he) balked at the idea, and continued to purple at the idea of washing one third of his workout down the drain in a few sugary gulps.

As I was laying into him, I could see the cogs whirling in his head. How can this be wrong? It’s fruit juice. Everyone knows that fruit is healthy. What the hell is going on?

Fruit juice is one of those things that an Italian might call "an easy mistaka to maka," and I wanted to pen a simple blog to ensure you never maka thata mistaka again.

Food advice is never more than a stone’s throw away. Magazines, books, and blogs abound, bristling and brimming with a bounty of beneficent, tricks and tips on how to populate your gob. Sometimes baffling, occasionally brilliant, rarely bovine. Presently, you can exchange seven years of your life for a nutritional PhD. A document that'll allow you to declare with absolute confidence: “this carrot, is good.” Let me save you an awful lot of time. Are you ready?

Eat foods close to their natural state.

Those seven words are the nub, the crux, and the nexus of 99.9% of all reliable food advice. How can you tell if something is good for you? It’ll radiate an extremely natural vibe. And how can you tell if something is lousy? It's Kim Kardashian on a plate.