Eating Isn’t Always About Health
Modern life creates dietary silos. Between your kids, spouse, job, and hedonistic pursuits what you eat is a function of what’s convenient and affordable. Nutrition and freshness are considerations, but they’re part of a greater whole. You don’t eat food just to maximize your health. You also eat to feel good, fulfill social obligations, relieve stress, and alleviate boredom, among other things.
What You Don’t Get In Your Diet
Surprisingly little is known about the specifics of the nutrients we do and don’t receive in our day-to-day routine. We’ve got hordes of studies saying “lack of X is correlated with Y disease” and so on, but large scale epidemiological information about our nutritional bottom lines is scarce.