Some Scary FACTS

“If you are what you eat, and you don’t know what you are eating, what’s been added, altered or removed, how can you know who you are or have the healthy you aspire to?”  Edward Bauman, PHD (2010)

SUGAR

  • Refined Sugar- The average teenage boy eats 109 LBS of sugar a year
  • Just from 2001 to 2005 the intake of added sugars for Americans was 22.2 teaspoons per day or 355 calories per day.
  • Sugar has no vitamins or minerals, just calories.
  • Sugar flushes minerals from the body
  • Promotes growth of cancerous cells

That it makes us fat is something we take for granted. That it might also be making us sick is harder to accept.

check it out!  http://nyti.ms/fnOnfc


RANDOM FACTS:

  • ” Today heart disease causes at least 40% of all US deaths….”
  • “An American born in 2000 has a 1 in 3 chance of developing diabetes in his lifetime; the risk is even greater for a Hispanic or African-American. A diagnosis of diabetes subtracts roughly twelve years from ones life and living with the condition incurs costs of $13,000 a tear” (Pollan, 2007)

FAST FOOD are FALSE FOODS

  • Fast foods are made from the least expensive ingredients possible and are loaded with chemicals, damaged fats, artificial ingredients, and flavor enhancers. (Schlosser, 2001)
  • Junk food markets target children as young as 3 yrs old, and in 202 spent $15 BILLION in children’s marketing alone.
  • “Americans now spend more money on fast food than on higher education, personal computers, or new cars.” Eric Schlooser Fast Food Nation

BEEF


  • The problem today is that our nation’s supermarkets are selling beef that contains levels of antibiotics, pesticides and toxic metals that exceed what is considered acceptable limits for human health. Yet regulations in the US do not have maximum tolerable levels for most of the substance thereby allowing these contaminated products to inconspicuously enter the food stream and end up in our shopping cats and on our dinner tables.

THINGS TO LIVE by.. (Michael Polin)

1. Avoid food products containing ingredients that no ordinary human would keep in the pantry.

– Ethoxylated diglycerides?Cellulose? Xantham gum? Calcium proponiate? If you                wouldn’t  cook with them, why would you let other use those ingredients to cook                for  you?

2. Avoid food products containing ingredients that  third grader cannot pronounce.

3. avoid foods that are pretending to be something they are not.

-margarine, nonfat cream cheese, ( imitation foods!!)

4. Avoid foods you see advertised on television.

– Only the biggest food manufacturers can afford to advertise on tv.

5. Eat only foods that will eventually rot.

– The more processed the food, the longer the shelf life (real food is ALIVE and                       therefore it should eventually DIE!)

6. Buy your snacks at the Farmers Market.

– Fresh and dried fruit, nuts, veggie chips

7. EAT animals that have themselves eaten well.

8. EAT well-grown food from healthy soil.

9. EAT sweet foods you can identify in nature.

 “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”-Hippocrates


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About Skinny Fat Kids

I am a fat kid at heart. I don’t start a day without planning a meal; whether it is cooking with friends or trying out a new spot. It might have something to do with being a Mexican/Italian.. Since I was young I loved to help out in the kitchen and was open to all types of food. I appreciate what cooking comes along with… Family, friends and times you will never forget. Food for me is something that you can make taste good even though it is healthy! People have no idea how easy it is to throw together a perfectly well balanced meal that provides them with all the essential nutrients one needs. Each of us have your unique genetic needs, tastes, backgrounds which can be factored into your food and nutrition plan. “Change is one constant in our lives.” You can rid disease and illness through food. Food is something people do not clearly understand. I strongly believe in cooking with local, seasonal, organic, and nutrient-rich ingredients as best as you can. It is essential to eat only grass fed dairy and meat because they provide more essential nutrients as well as high levels of vitamins. Having a garden and knowing where your food comes from is essential! I owe a lot to my mom who many can attest that she is a GREAT entertainer. She seems to always be having a “dinner party” and always throws together something delicious. My objective in this blog is to share my love and knowledge of food and cooking with all you peeps. I want to give you all ideas on how easy it is to eat healthy and make food taste good. I want the standard american diet to be something of the past… TBC
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One Response to Some Scary FACTS

  1. Look forward to reading ur blog everytime. Will try to focus on foods that are beter for my body. Ur blog is keeping me honest! Thanks!!! AWR

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