According to the scientific and mechanistic worldview this culture has subscribed to for the past three hundred or so years food is not much more than fuel in form of calories that can be described on a nutritional label in terms of its scientific components. How sad and simplistic! How unromantic and incomplete! According to the holistic model food is nourishment for body and spirit in so many ways. According to this model quality is more important than quantification. It matters what you eat, it matters in what circumstances and company you eat, it matters how your food was grown or raised, it matters whether your food is fresh or processed, it matters whether you enjoy your food or not, it matters how you relate to it. It becomes a complex and multi- faceted approach.
Guess which model is more fun, more enjoyable, more meaningful and ultimately more healthy?