Would Your Great Grandmother Eat Like This? – Worrying Food Trends on YouTube

This is something that I’ve wanted to address for ages. Eating snacks and side dishes instead of proper complete meals is a worrying trend on YouTube, which of course translates to real life. Young girls are extremely vulnerable to all those What I Ate Today videos that in my eyes promote nothing else but malnutrition. Another trend that I want to address is eating exotic foods from faraway lands all the time. Not only a lot of the nutrients are lost in transit, but this imported food also clocks a lot of air miles, and I’m not even talking about poor local people losing their staple foods because of our ridiculous demand (look at what happened to quinoa and people in Peru).

I think it’s time to turn back to simple food and appreciate what our ancestors have been eating for thousands of years. Food doesn’t have to be trendy, expensive, or brought from thousands of kilometres away.

I’ve recently written about shaking off orthorexia and relaxing my relationship with food. You can read it here. When I realized that instead of trying to eliminate different foods until I wasn’t reacting to anything anymore only led me to misery and health obsession. When I decided to fix my gut, so that I could eat everything, my mindset and in turn my health improved and leaps and bounds.

What’s your opinion on this? Let’s discuss!

Simply yours,
Vita xx

Comments

  1. Really love that you brought this topic up Vita! It seems that our supermarkets and those most influential on the internet are focused more on food trends rather than what’s best for our bodies and the world. We are in an age of consumerism that breeds selfishness…I wish for a mass change of thought every day, and try my best to live by example freethinking and conscientious <3

    I decided to try a vegan lifestyle over a year now (I was raised eating and cooking well-rounded meals with meats and loads of fresh veggies) and it didn't last long as I felt and started looking horrible. It took me about 6 months to find my happy in between of "mostly vegetarian" (I have bone broth, eggs, dairy and seafood at times). Eating this way makes me contemplate how my ancestors would have eaten and I feel it's not that far off. Meat would have been something not available all of the time to them and I feel people don't need it as much as we think we do.

    I am not by any means opposed to eating animal protein, as I believe we are animals ourselves, but I feel the health of all people and our world should take the trump over what we would like to eat. The issue of exotic foods that travel thousands of kilometers away is a profound issue and should really be brought to attention more than it is. If only the grocery stores displayed the mileage of each item they sold and how it affects the locals from that place, wouldn't that help people make better decisions with their purchases!

    Love what you do, keep it up!

    Janna

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