Who is the Authority on Healthy Eating? Is it the medical industry, food industry, doctors, schools, our state or federal government, who? No one at all? Who is in charge?
You hear different information from each source anywhere you look! Who do you believe? Everyone or no one? We have to find a solution…
I sure would like to know. But, in the meantime, instead of waiting, maybe we better do our own research and make our best educated judgements to protect our health.
Yes, there are guidelines set by the USDA on what to eat. But, it’s like they serve two masters. Us and the food industry. I am not the one to say it’s a conflict of interest, but there are jobs and money at stake. A lot of jobs and a lot of money.
The industry protects itself through lobbying its special interests with politicians in our government. And, in every country, they do the same. They promote and protect their own self interests. If we were them, we’d likely do the same thing.
So, what do we do when we love eating what’s causing us ailments, conditions and diseases? What do we do about it once we discover which foods are bringing our bodies the greatest harm?
What tastes good isn’t necessarily good for us. At some point, if our food isn’t loving us back, we have to break that relationship off or suffer possible serious health consequences.
Once you have acquired the knowledge of the good and bad food…
- You might decide to stop eating it
- There will always be those who will eat it no matter what the evidence shows
- The meat, dairy, egg and processed and refined food industries won’t miss our business
- They will continue making lots of money so…
- There will be plenty of sick patients to keep the hospitals and doctors in business
- We have to decide our health is our responsibility and take matters into our own hands
- So, we will simply learn what the truth about food is and eat healthy foods which love us back reaping the benefits of better health, weight loss and longer life
- We will spread the word to those who are open minded and willing to listen…
‘Junk food availability is a prominent issue for middle and high schools in the U.S. However, there is also widespread legislation and regulation targeting junk foods even in elementary school1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3667628/]’.
We have to decide whether to continue eating unhealthy or not. Many foods are addicting. They taste so good, it just seems they take hold of our forks and make us eat of them.
Being addicted to eating snack and junk, processed and refined food is not easy to overcome, if ever. I don’t eat it, but I still like all of it.
And, when birthdays and holidays come around again, it always seems to be brought over to the house. Not being rude is best while you eat as little of it as possible as not to offend the friends and relatives who don’t seem to understand why we are eating the way we are. And, it never helps to preach. That just pushes others away.
The only thing I don’t miss are soft drinks. I don’t know why, but I really don’t miss the sugary taste of cola or any other flavor. I also don’t miss drinking fruit juice, but me and my wife do make a special green smoothie you may be interested in trying out.
Sometimes, I miss the taste of jack and coke and bottle beer, but I don’t drink these anymore. I drink Japanese green tea, instead. I look forward to a hot glass of it in the early morning.
‘There is a secret to how you overcome eating and drinking what you know you shouldn’t. You just don’t eat it anymore despite the temptation to do so’ ~ your author
Source- 1 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3667628/ Junk Food in Schools and Childhood Obesity by Ashlesha Datar and Nancy Nicosia, first published 13 February 2012
Note- before you change your diet consult your doctor.