If thou be'st born to strange sights, Things invisible to see, Ride ten thousand days and nights, Till age snow white hairs on thee, Thou, when thou return'st, wilt tell me, All strange wonders that befell thee, And swear, No where Lives a woman true, and fair.
If thou find'st one, let me know, Such a pilgrimage were sweet; Yet do not, I would not go, Though at next door we might meet; Though she were true, when you met her, And last, till you write your letter, Yet she Will be False, ere I come, to two, or three.
- John Donne
In kindergarten I was told that pizza is healthy since it contains all of the major food groups, carbohydrates, dairy and vegetables. I took that advice with me as I made my way into adulthood, and understood that pizza could be a staple in my daily diet.
Since the science of diet and nutrition seems rather confusing and terrible, that’s because (in most cases) it really is. One day saturated fat is the devil, now it’s just fine. Once fat was our greatest killer, and now it’s been deemed sugar. And wine prevents cancer right?
The science behind many of our beliefs have recently been proven wrong. Nutrition research is full of human biases and errors in methodology. Eggs, for example were deemed by the FDA that they were to high in fat and cholesterol to be considered as a healthy food however the government still has them listed as part of a healthy breakfast.
Now, we have new efforts to ensure that nutrition studies are conducted more accurately, and we strongly hope that these guidelines go into effect and are carefully followed. We want to stop being fooled once and for all.
But then there’s always another approach. Since we can longer trust science to tell us what’s really healthy, we can just stick to pizza and hope for the best.