You don’t have to be a massively jaded cynic to feel overloaded by all the Valentine’s-themed, lovey-dovey content floating around right about now. And hey, don’t get us wrong: relationships are great. Love rules. So if you’re in one, by all means, do take this opportunity to celebrate that lovely and precious thing. But we're gonna take this moment to reflect on another kind of love. A love equally worth talking about—even though it does get short-shrift this time of year. In fact, we're talking about the longest love affair of all of our lives. It’s our love affair with food. Health food, snack food, junk food, functional food or soul food—this love has been with you from the beginning and it’ll be with you to the hopefully-not-too-bitter end.
ALL THE FEELS
Food is definitely a love best served… requited? Yes. As in, served right back to you. How can food love you back, you ask? Oh, let me count the ways… For starters, food loves you back by doing good things for your body. Or your taste buds. Or both! We all know that, when your food choices love you back, you feel it. You feel it in your skin, in your belly, in your brain, your mood, your energy and, yes, your heart.
True love gives you the remote control (and so much more)
Like all the great loves of your life, food loves you back when it treats you the way you deserve to be treated. When it makes you feel your best, when it works hard for you, when it puts your needs first and when it gives you the remote. Unfortunately, as in the game of love, the right foods can be hard to find. You get caught up in the allure of a sexy and seductive new snack, only to find yourself the next morning wallowing in the inevitable feelings of shame, regret and occasional bloatedness.
This lover’s solemn pledge to you
To be sure, life (and love) is full of uncertainty. We know that. And we embrace it. But we will guarantee you this much:Redd will love you back. We always have and we always will. We’re the one small food that packs a huge punch: a ton of superfoods backed by plant-based protein. As Humphrey Bogart once said, this could be the beginning of a beautiful relationship.