The dog days of summer bring back memories of childhood and food. My mother was a pragmatist regarding everything including food. Anything impractical was unnecessary. We didn’t have a lot of money. Good food, to me, back then was the stuff that was popular, but we couldn’t afford; like Hostess Twinkies. There were imitation Twinkies on the market, but man—oh—man, I wanted Hostess Twinkies. I remember the time, years later, when I gave in to that childhood whim and bought myself a Twinkie. Little did I know, I was in for an unpleasant surprise.
I don’t remember if I bought a box, or just one. But I do remember it was the most artificial sickly sweet food I’d ever had. I hated them. Hostess Twinkies have survived the market through the years. With regard to health, they lack nutrition completely. I munch on vegetables. I am partial to fresh, raw mushrooms, dipped in spicy mustard. To me, my body gets more for the money I spend—more for the buck. Just say No to Twinkies, deep fried, or otherwise, in the summer heat.
As you say No to Twinkies and other processed foods, look at what you’re drinking. I hope it’s natural water, but chances are it’s not. Water is the best, all natural fluid we can drink. Nothing beats water for hydration of our bodies, cells, blood, our whole being. Water is necessary for life. Given that statement, you can deduce that artificial ingredients added to water are unnecessary. In fact, if you are reading this, you know that your body is comprised 60 percent water. Some say, “I don’t like” water. Such a statement floors me every time I hear it. Sure, you can hydrate by drinking other liquids, but your body has to work harder to separate the good from the unnecessary. Our bodies work hard enough to survive. Extra flavorings and color suggest health will be yours if you drink this colored water. After all, it is water. True, by any other names, water is water. Sugar is sugar. Artificial is fake and unnecessary.
By the way; thanks, Mom for ixnay on the inkie-Tways. I never developed a taste for them.