September 2009 Issue

The Pleasure Principal—Can You Really Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too?

Eating well has always hinged on balancing three equally important variables: nutrition, convenience and pleasure. However, a couple of decades worth of dire nutrition headlines, scary food recalls and health experts acting as the food police have just about squelched the pleasure principle of eating for many people. For those who do find eating good food to be a pleasurable experience, it can often be accompanied with a fair share of worry and guilt. Itís easy to just throw up your hands and stop listening to nutrition advice altogether, if it means you canít partake in the joy of eating.

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