How Much Of What You Eat Is Really "optimal"?
Curious about this, especially from the more frequent posters.
Are your meats always (or mostly) pastured? Is your butter ALWAYS grass-fed? Do you ever buy conventional or potentially GMO produce because the store is running an awesome sale and you don't want to pass it up? What do you skimp on? Would you lose sleep over buying all conventional/GMO veggies if it meant you could eat substantially more fresh produce that way?
For the most part we can all agree that only buying the choicest produce is best. But is that what you tend to do? Or, like me, do you sometimes walk in to your local grocer, stare longingly at the big-ass ad that depicts CONVENTIONAL STRAWBERRIES-- $1/lb! or ENORMOUS BUT POTENTIALLY GMO ZUCCHINIS 2 for $1! and then bypass them for the organic stuff that's much smaller and very expensive? I usually want to buy that cheap stuff, but I forego it because in my head I'm like "Gotta stay optimal!" Of course, I end up with a lot less produce and even less money in my bank account by doing that.
Wondering what the rest of you do, how you really shop for meat, eggs, veggies and more in your day-to-day lives. We all know what's "optimal". But I'd like to know what the rest of you tend to do on a regular basis. Dave makes a huge deal out of food quality. I understand why, and if I could afford it I'd be right there with him. But, of course, that's not always possible.
The way I see it, eating some conventional or GMO produce is still better and more nutritious than eating, say, a bagel. But I'm not sure whether I'm taking this all too seriously or not seriously enough.
What do you do? What's a regular trip to the store look like for you and what do you bring home?
"I know how to despise mere cool intelligence. What I want is intelligence matched by pure, physical existence, like a statue." --Yukio Mishima