Eat your fat and your veggies

Yet another “nutritionism” study brings a mix of information that is at once counterintuitive, common sense, and contradictory to previous studies. By focusing on a completely deconstructed view of nutrition, the field has a tendency to eschew common sense, periodically attracting flurries of attention when studies are released that do happen to reiterate common sense. This time around, we are told that it is a good idea to dress tomatoes with olive oil. Well, that’s certainly a shocker!

Author Michael Pollan has been harping on this point for some time now, most recently in his book, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. Relax and try to take all the science with a grain of salt! Just enjoy a wide variety of foods in moderation, just as the human race has traditionally done for thousands of years. We have a terrible tendency in our culture of overcomplicating everything related to food, and taking all the enjoyment out of it.