At the Nutrition Business Journal, we have been watching the rise of personal health tech and the “quantified self” movement with interest because we see the supplement industry pivoting towards a personalized healthcare value proposition where data drives nutrition.
And because we like gadgets.
That’s part of why we got such a kick out of this video. In the rush toward technology and indexing nutrition right down to the human genome, it’s easy to forget that the best answers are often the most basic. It's also easy to look at the headlines telling us that Silicon Valley is going to change the way we eat and forget that we've been eating successfully since our ancestors first climbed down from the trees. Sometimes it takes a laugh to get that perspective.
We loved the creator’s tweet almost as much as we loved the video.
http://t.co/RNSaAvM0Lu I think this is going to massively disrupt the vegetable sector.— Dan Angelucci (@lucciinthesky) October 7, 2014
The carrot, after all, is an incredible creation. We don’t need a Fitbit or a 23andMe personal genome report to tell us that carrots are a healthy menu option.
But maybe they’d tell us how many we should eat.