Yeah, it may sound weird, but it starts getting much more rational if you agree that "healthy" seems to include diversity and moderation.
Like, a few fruit smoothies are definitely healthy, but once you base your whole diet on them, you have to ask yourself what happens if you never chew your food. I bet that saliva was there for a reason. And I also bet that it can't be too healthy to have an ongoing fructose binge as the basis of your diet.
Like, apples are healthy - but ONLY apples? ... I don't think so. Remember poor Woyzek!
You might say that I am aiming at this: "Healthy" is not the same as healthy.
So, in essence I think that a little bit of the "unhealthy" stuff really isn't all that unhealthy. Overdoing one particular type of food might be much more dangerous to your health in the long run than mixing in a few "bad" substances here and there.
Of course, I'm talking about months and years here, not about weeks or days. If you only eat apples and figs for a week, I doubt that anything bad will happen. You just shouldn't base your whole life on that.
Oh, and I agree that fruit and vegetables taste great. And I also think that you can only really taste them after you cut down on the burgers and chocolate bars.
Also, I reeeeally wouldn't want to miss out on my falafel, just because it's cooked in oil!
edited 18th May '11 12:02:18 PM by vijeno