It all begins with taste. Eating always should. Even—and especially—eating that is “Good For You.”
The problem is, most of us can’t taste our food anymore. We are confused after years of eating food that is artificially flavored to hide what has been done to it to make it stay “fresh” on the shelf and in the refrigerator.
In addition, the typical American diet (which we are doing a great job of exporting all over the world) places a strong emphasis on sweet, sour and salty flavors in food. Even worse, those flavors are usually the result of chemical combinations created in a lab.
Eating the food which is right for you isn’t a huge mystery and ultimately it shouldn’t require constantly consulting a chart or book (or a website), although these tools may prove useful as you begin to rediscover your sensitivity.