WHY DO YOU HAVE ORANGE JUICE FOR BREAKFAST? No really… Why?

This is one of the best articles I’ve read about food in quite some time (link at bottom).

Breakfast or dinner or neither?

At it’s heart, it points out that so much of what we think about food is because of ingrained marketing. This is something I talk about often when given the chance with relation to veganism and nutrition – WHY is the first question EVERYONE asks veg*ns “How do you get your protein?” Why is everyone so concerned with protein? Why does everyone think meat is the only/best source of it?

How come no one ever says “Wow, you must get a whole lot of phytonutrients”?

Why do we immediately associate milk with calcium?

What about THIS for breakfast?

 Why do we immediately think of fish when seeking sources of Omega 3’s? (And more specifically, if I asked, “What kind of fish?”, you’d probably answer “Salmon!” Hmmm, those salmon farmers sure are happy you said that.)

Why is salad not considered a breakfast food, but pancakes are? Have you ever ordered grapefruit juice at dinner, not spiked with something? Regardless of whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or neither, consider your notions of food and think about where all of that “nutrition information” (quotes intentional) comes from:

ARTICLE: Why The Breakfast Most Americans Will Eat Today is a Corporate Scam

3 thoughts on “WHY DO YOU HAVE ORANGE JUICE FOR BREAKFAST? No really… Why?

  1. Once again, you’ve chosen an EXCELLENT subject to discuss. I have questioned traditional breakfast foods in the past – like why is fried dough considered an acceptable food to start your day with? Or, why am I eating a boatload of carbs for breakfast, which will just spike my blood sugar and make me crash an hour or two before lunch? I never REALLY investigated this before though, so thank you for bringing up the topic and posting the article. I’m going to start thinking about this more in depth. I’m shocked at the history behind Corn Flakes! I may not be vegan, but I don’t want to make food choices based on marketing.

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