Fast food, processed food, genetically modified food are killing us and yet no one seem to give a ___! Why isn’t anyone doing anything about this? We now have the first generation of parents that are expected to outlive their children, yes that right! Hopefully I am not the only person that is blown away by that!!! It is not only happening in America people it is happen all over the world and Australia is no exception.
You can look at statistics and see that childhood obesity is at record levels – but better still go for a walk and see it for yourself. Yes kids today aren’t as active as they used to be and that is also a major problem. But it is their diets that I am more concerned about, poor nutrition has seen a dramatic increase in – Type 2 Diabetes, weight gain, hyperactivity, learning difficulties, depression and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
We need to understand that food isn’t food anymore – it is not made in kitchens it is made in labs. It is engineered to taste good, it is laden with sugar, white flour, white salt, processed vegetable oils and chemicals. These products are used because they are cheap, they are highly addictive, and they don’t go rancid quickly so they can sit on the shelf for a long time. I always suggest you read the label however sometimes it can be more like chemistry lesson than something you should actually put in your mouth.
Did you know that food manufactures fought not long and hard not to have to list the ingredients of their products? This was not because their competitors would steal the recipes – it was so that you wouldn’t know the truth about what was really in their products. Which sadly, from the way we are going didn’t seem too impacted on them too greatly.
A major concern of mine is where food manufactures use numbers instead of listing the ingredient! Many people would be shocked to learn that 621 or MSG is frequently used in products you find in a many people trolleys. MSG is a flavour enhancer that many people react to – it causes symptoms such as headaches, nausea, migraines, dizziness, heart palpitations, arrhythmia, hives, neck pain, pins and needles and or bronchospasms.
We see little snippets of information and small reports in the media – but the media will never go all out and tell us the truth! This is because these food companies buy huge amounts of advertising off them – and they don’t want to bite the hand that feeds them! Educate yourself about what goes into your food and ask yourself if you really want to be eating that?
Although it may appear we are fighting a losing battle – however I do not believe that this is the case. We do have a choice – we can chose not to buy fast food, processed food or genetically modified foods. It is up to you – make a stand, with your wallet. Come on people we need to get serious about our own health and the health of our children. Parents need to be responsible for what they feed their children, children should outlive their parents!