Food babe is hilarious here. I almost fell off my chair, so this is a must share.
I never thought I would become as involved in my diet as I am currently. I’m typically a carefree person and do not get too restrictive on much of everyday life. Nothing is ever black and white so it seems like an easy choice to hang in the grey area. The obesity and health issues related to food are so overwhelmingly clear that it’s hard to continue to stay on the sidelines. It’s incredibly disappointing to realize the leaders in our nutritional industries are dropping the ball. We have put trusts in our government and big corporation for too long and they are again neglecting our wellbeing for their own capital success. (Sadly, this isn’t something new and it will continue to happen.) There’s no reason to add chemicals or gmo materials into your body. The food producers use these chemicals and additives to increase shelf-life, to increase production and to make bigger, fatter, heavier (in turn unhealthier) animals/vegetables. They do it simply to make more profit. No regards to what it will do to the people who eat this stuff. (Do you think they eat it?)
Let’s affect change and let’s do it together – (very easy and minimal effort on our part)
If all of us just take little steps to pay attention and ask questions, we can little by little correct our misguided thoughts that were fed to us about health and nutrition. I am not much of an activist but I believe that “little hinges swing big doors”. I join this fight by constantly looking at labels and ingredients of the products and produces I buy. Although it’s a little more expensive, I tried to buy organic, grass-fed or local. It is certainly not at 100%, maybe closer 75% but every little bit counts. The takeaway here, the call to action is simply to buy organic or buy from smaller companies/farms who pay attention to quality over quantity. There are sooo many benefits but I will only talk about the most important one because it counts the most. You It’s good for your own body, your own health. It’s the easiest way to show yourself some tlc. We eat day in and day out. We eat 3 times a day. We eat more often, in small portion control. It’s not something we can ever stop so it needs to be paid attention to.
Now if we all do it, our food suppliers will have to take notice and make adjustments to accommodate our demands. It will be the “little hinge that swing big doors”. It’s the small 20% of the 80% in Pareto’s law that can make the difference here. This is the power we have. We have the money in our hands. We have the demand. We are the customers and we are always right. Demand better for ourselves. We deserve it.
PS. I sure hope you like this post, it’s one i’m really passionate about.
- 8 Ingredients You Never Want to See on Your Nutrition Label (antigmofoods.com)
- 18 Most Sickening Food Ingredients (www.health.com)