When looking at food, we typically don’t want to label them as “healthy” or “unhealthy” because that implies that some food is good and other food is bad.
That being said, nobody is going to argue with you if you call vegetables a healthy food. Well, since this is the internet, someone might argue with you… but you get the point.
For me, the real problem is thinking that NOT healthy and UNhealthy mean the same thing, because they definitely don’t.
I’m gonna say it again: just because you don’t view a food as healthy, that does not make it unhealthy.
Let’s look at pizza, because it’s the most perfect food on Earth. We’re going to generalize here, but most people don’t consider pizza to be a typical “healthy” food. The problem there is that because of that labeling, they then see pizza as unhealthy. But it doesn’t need to be one or the other.
Just because something doesn’t directly benefit your health, it doesn’t make it unhealthy.
No single food is inherently unhealthy. It may provide less health benefits than other foods, but it can never be unhealthy on its own. That holds true for pizza, cookies, ice cream, or any other food you can think of.
You should never look at a food and see it as unhealthy. You may not consider it a health food, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
And besides, there’s always the mental health aspect as well. Pizza is scientifically proven to nourish the soul, and you can’t argue with science.