In the past few decades there has been a tremendous decline in the traditional family meal. Processed or ready made meals have replaced home- cooked healthy meals – cooking from scratch is just not expected or even practical in our busy family lifestyles.
Professor W Philip T James MD, chairman of the International Obesity Task Force, says it’s time for us to confront the bad news that the food being eaten by our children is not fit for purpose.
According to the International Obesity Task Force:
- Millions of people in the West are dying each year from obesity, and obesity related diseases
- 7 out of 10 doctor visits are due to fatigue
- Today’s generation is the 1st generation in 200 years NOT expected to outlive their parents
- 13 of children are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes
- 1 out of 4 children are clinically obese!
And the bad news is being slim and eating junk food is not a safeguard for health.
WHAT IS JUNK FOOD?
Breakfast cereals, bread, pastry, cookies, potatoes, white rice, pasta, and all processed foods. Milk and cheese are processed of course and are indigestible. Many meats are processed. Even so-called fresh meat is processed because it is mostly fed on grains and corn which causes the meat to contain 6 times more saturated fats.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
- Have a symbolic family clean out of all of the junk food and put it where it will do no harm, in the trash.
- Ask your school to help form a parents group to instigate a cookery course through school.
- Set up a joint web blog for your schools and community and seek menus, recipes, and sources of good value fresh foods.
- Go to www.reallyHealthyFoods.com for helpful information from really healthy kids.
REALLY HEALTHY FOODS INCLUDE:
Vegetables, dark skinned fruits, nuts, seeds, beans, grass fed meats and poultry (unprocessed), wild fish (oily), and sprouted grains.
Supplements have become the answer to remedy our children’s nutritional health of the damage done from junk foods and mineral poor soils where much of our foods are grown.
Apart from eating the really healthy foods listed above, our children, and our grandchildren need, at the very minimum, the full spectrum of minerals, probiotics, fatty acids, vitamin D, and Digestive Enzymes to protect their health.
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