Posted on May 29, 2020 by Jenny Cromack

We’ve all heard or probably even used the term ‘bad’ for certain foods and drinks and ‘good’ for others. But, how do we know what is ‘right’ or ‘wrong’, is there a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ food? Does the meaning even exist?

Here’s a short task for you. When you think of a ‘bad’ food what do you think of? Make a mental (or physical note) and now do the same for ‘good’ foods. What are the differences?

I’m no psychic but I bet your good food choices include vegetables and fruit whereas your bad food choices include sweets, crisps, take aways, carbs and fats. But what if I tell you there isn’t such thing? The meaning and concept are completely wrong!

The only difference we should note and be mindful of about foods is the nutritional value and content. Some foods will simply not give you as much or any nutritional value compared to others. So, yes, there are more beneficial and nutrition packed foods out there than others but it doesn’t mean you can’t eat them or they should be deemed as bad! You just need to be mindful to eat more of the foods with the higher nutritional value than those with the lower nutritional value.

Think of it like this… A car is a car it gets you from A to B BUT, you have the choice to drive a 2020 SUV or a P Reg old-banger . The choice dictates how smooth and enjoyable the journey is going to be, also the length and time… You may conk out a few times in the old-banger, have to refill and even get assistance but you’re still going to get from A to B…it might just take you longer to reach your destination (or in terms of health and fitness….your goal)

There is no right or wrong choice, no good and bad foods. And most certainly, foods should never be deemed as bad. Poor eating habits and fear of food can be developed by doing so, so instead, think, what am I going to get out of this journey and what’s the best way to get me there?