Okay, I want you to go watch this video, first:
I watched this at least 10 times in the last 3 days and have kept a smile on my face. And have stayed away from sugar. And then I saw the spot on Dr. Oz about Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us with the author, Moss. And I have stayed irate, needing to watch the video again, just to add laughter back into the mix.
It is not in the vested interest of food manufacturers like Philip Morris to be concerned about our health, though I would think their kids want to eat these foods playing on our kids bliss point with the proper combination of salt, sugar, and fat.
But it IS in our interest. Because there is more to eating that weight loss or weight maintenance. There is more to health than calories in / calories burned.
I am very grateful I have found the anti-angiogenic resources at EattoDefeat.org.
I appreciate that they are presenting a lot of helpful information in a way I can understand it, and that they don't appear to have any vested interest in that information, other than to create a bunch of healthy people.
It just takes having one family member or close friend dealing with cancer treatments, pain of progression of the disease . . . to start looking for prevention. Screening for all the diseases isn't enough, whether it's diabetes, cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and on and on. It's like we're playing Russian Roulette with our health.
We can say, I have a sneaking suspicion there's something about eating all this sugar, salt, chemical additives in processed foods, etc. But it doesn't seem to bother me. I can eat a donut and I don't gain any weight or have a heart attack, or forget where i put my keys. So I'll just keep on keeping on as long as I balance everything in moderation.
But it all adds up. The years of NOT giving our bodies the nutrients in the fresh fruits and veggies. The years of giving our bodies those things that we rationalize away as food as our inner child stomps and shouts, "I don't like water!! Give me . . ." until, yes, until we are overweight but those chronic illness have taken over.
And the children are trying to make the parents think they know best. Just shadow any family when you go in Walmart. See who is making the decisions for what goes in the cart. A family of four needs 5 fruits and veggies x 7 days x 4 for a minimum of fruits and vegetable servings. Check the carts. Do you see any carts with a minimum of 140 servings of fruits and vegetables? Probably only mine, and I'm only buying for me.
But I can guarantee you will see carts full of food, snacks and beverages filled with saturated fats, sugars, and salt. And no moderation either.