Our food choices are not only very personal to us, but many of us believe so strongly in how and what we eat that it can become a form of nutritional spirituality or religion. Nutritional banter and debates abound; forks over knives or paleo instead of veganism. Interestingly, there is no definitive research to say one way of eating is the best way.
In our quest for nutritional actualization are we losing our ability to enjoy and celebrate food? Perhaps the attention towards diet is taking our attention away from what truly matters as we walk our path to authentic health?
Although it may be hard to believe, there is no body of research available (yet) to state one way of eating is healthier than another. From raw food, veganism, paleo, and denouncing carbs, each group of eaters may make strong claims either way, but do not have the answers to eating for a long and healthy life.
Although there may be a few studies available to suggest one way is better than the other, until we see long term, high population studies that can be replicated over again. Choosing a fork over a knife maybe a lifestyle choice, but not grounded in solid and reliable research…yet.