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Guest Post: Mel Scott

Food or Foodoid??

Originally Published on BlindAlive January 24, 2016 / Mel Scott

Have you heard of the word “foodoid”? You probably haven’t, because I just made it up — or at least I think I did. I rather like the word.

Definition – A foodoid is a substance eaten by people and is often fed to animals that may resemble actual food or smell like what is commonly called food. It is likely to have little or no nutritional value.

Examples of foodoids are beverages such as Coke, diet drinks, Cheetos, Pop-Tarts, doughnuts, highly processed white bread, sugary breakfast cereals, highly processed meats, and of course candy. These foodoids do not look like anything found in nature — unless it is an animal cracker — and that is a loose resemblance.

Foodoids are crafted to appeal to our desires for crunchy, salty, creamy, or sweet tastes. They taste good to us, and we even find them comforting. We can develop strong cravings for them, even though they do nothing to actually feed the tissues in our bodies.

I think it is time to take an honest look at this. Why do we buy something that has no nutritional value? Why do we eat stuff that obviously is making us sick? The evidence is everywhere! Why do we believe without question the commercials that promote this junk as good for us? I don’t get it! I feel like humans are willingly self-destructing. It is absolutely senseless!

Food needs to be eaten and enjoyed for the energy and nourishment it provides for our bodies. Real food provides real joy. If we begin to gradually add real food to our diet, the desire for foodoids will begin to fall away. We become aware that real food feels good, and foodoids make us feel heavy and unmotivated… We have the power to take charge of ourselves! Let’s stop eating foodoids!

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7 thoughts on “Guest Post: Mel Scott

  1. I agree. I actually love raw vegetables, but must admit I don’t eat as many as I should because, well, I am just too darn lazy to cut them up! Same with fruit. Why does it seem like such a task to cut up an apple? I don’t drink soda. Any soda makes me shaky right after I drink it, so haven’t had any in eons. But, I do love me some chips and dip. LOL

    1. Well, let’s see, chips are derived from potatoes which come from the ground therefore making them a vegetable. So I think you’re good with the chips and dip because I’m sure you only use “healthy” dip because who in their right mind would use “unhealthy” dip with chips? I think you’re good.😉

      1. hahahaha Of course. Also, one of my favorite cakes is carrot cake. Hey, get my servings of vegetables there too! 😉

      2. Carrot cake? Yes!! Although you may want to tread carefully because you could possibly qualify you as a health food fiend. 😆

  2. In both what I have read and my own experience, what Mel says is spot on correct. As we feed our bodies with proper, natural foods our preferences also move in that direction. Eventually a banana looks more appealing than a donut.

    1. I agree George. Even though I’m a major culprit, I believe our bodies really weren’t designed for the abuse we put them through ingesting processed foods. Not to mention just how over the top we’ve become over the years with serving size. Just the other day my son commented on how large a supposed “medium” size soft drink was. It’s kind of sad to think that one the major sources to sustain our lives is slowly killing us.

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