Last Wednesday, we talked here about faux foods; those fake, false, imitation items— full of chemicals and other words I can’t pronounce— that pose as the real thing, but rarely satisfy.
Consuming faux foods, or consuming too many sugary and unhealthy foods, often leaves our taste buds jaded.
Jaded: worn out; weary; dissipated; dulled from over-indulgence.
Have you experienced this?
When I am eating in a way that is far from healthy, there are times even the sweetest, most fattening dessert……well, it really doesn’t even taste very good.
Nor does the saltiest snack I can find. Even if it is piled high on a plate and smothered in sharp cheddar cheese –as in Doritoes in the microwave for exactly 23 seconds–not that I’ve timed out the best duration for the perfect plate of melted munching magnificence.
At those times simple foods, eaten the way God made them, don’t really appeal to me.
Who wants an apple or banana or some stir-fried veggies when your taste buds are so jaded you barely get a thrill out of a hot fudge sundae?
However, I know from experience that when we eat foods as close to the way God created them and continue to do so, we can un-jade our taste buds.
Soon a crisp green apple with a little natural peanut butter (or better yet—-almond butter) is a delight.
Or we crave those tender, stir-fried veggies cooked in a splash of olive oil and sprinkled with a dash of sea salt.
And that banana?
Tastes like it was rolled in sugar.
How about you? Ever find your taste buds jaded?
And we want to know too—-how was your week when it came to food & exercise?
Let’s just say that mine ended with a sore toe from kicking the scale and then asking my husband to kindly stash it somewhere I won’t find it for a week or two.
But that’s another story for another day.
Now, let’s hear your thoughts on jaded taste buds.
Naturally Sweet Blessings,