Ever since I started taking my international foods I've been looking at the labels of what I eat and drink more closely than ever before. I've also been looking at a lot of online articles lately (I'm a health nut), and I realize that even though I eat healthy, there's still things I consume that are really not good at all. At one point in class, my professor held up a small apple juice box (I still drink them) and listed the harmful stuff in it. Needless to say when I go to the store I make sure my fruit juices are 100% real juice containing only said fruit and water.
I've cut out caffine from my diet completely. I no longer drink caffinated tea, I don't drink coffee anymore and for a while now I haven't been drinking any kind of soda or fizzy drink. I also cook a lot more than I used to and eat at least one salad a day. And most importantly I've stopped eating so many processed foods. I was reading an article about all the bad things that can happen from eating them, everything from nervous disorders to depression, diabetes, any number of health problems.
I'm one of those people that can eat junk food and not get fat, but by the same token what I'm eating or drinking isn't good for my body in the long term. So I'm replacing animal oils with extra virgin olive oil, I'm trying not to fry, I'm avoiding sugary or salty processed foods and trying to get more natural foods. The only sad thing is...they're more expensive than the stuff that's bad for you.
How much do you pay attention to to what you eat?