In tonight’s episode – Super Foods Are Super F*ed Up – I get real about what foodiness has done to “super foods”; how icons of power foods like olive oil, which is laced with chlorophyll, blueberries, which are toxic with pesticides, soy which give you man-boobs, and sardines which give you mercury poisoning have been knocked off their pedestals by corruption like John Edwards, Lance Armstrong and John Travolta; how finding out that all the foods that separate the soy and sardine-eating “us” from the 7-11 cupcake eating “them” can actually be really bad for you is enough to make you reach for those Omega-3 enhanced Oreos and hope for the best; and how to realistically deal with the knowledge that sometimes there are no right choices when it comes to eating real food – which is to make others feel inferior for not knowing. This program was sponsored by Whole Foods Market.

“The more you know [about food] the more paralyzed you feel.”

“The foods I even I held up as perfect are maybe more like John Edwards and less like Barack Obama.”

–Erica Wides on Let’s Get Real