24 March 2020


Healthy is a big wishy-washy purely contextual-based term. In my opinion, only diet is healthy or unhealthy, no particular food or restaurant is healthy or not. Healthy is a trendline of "what recommended allowances count as part of a nutritious, varied and balanced diet?".

For example:
  • Meeting AND not exceeding Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA)s on all nutrition types
  • Avoiding known carcinogenic foods such as processed meats
  • Fruit and vegetables "5 a day"
  • Calorie-counting and watching Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Self-determining RDAs for items that don't have them, such as antioxidants
  • Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) for specific E numbers that have known effects such as E129 Allura Red AC which can cause hyperactivity.
There is some conflicting advice:
  • 'Smaller, more regular meals'
  • 'Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, dinner like a pauper'
  • Maintain alkaline pH in mouth to prevent gingivitis / brushing teeth twice a day and leaving 30 mins before and after