Picky Eaters At Your House?
If you have a picky eater in your home, they may be facing some long-term health issues. If your family eats the standard American diet, based largely on highly processed foods, they are probably missing out on the most important elements necessary for proper body function. Highly processed foods are things like: cereals, breads, canned foods, frozen meals, boxes of mac and cheese, soda, pastries, processed meats like hot dogs & lunch meats, etc... which lack "micronutrients". Real foods- things that show up in nature- contain nutrients that are stripped from foods when they are processed, and this cheats your body of the nourishment your body needs. You can easily incorporate micronutrients into daily life with NuMedica Power Greens/Reds or Power Fruits & Veggies for Kids. These products have all of the nutrients and micro-nutrients an individual needs in a day, along with some great digestive enzymes as an added benefit.
Malnourishment In America?
We all know that obesity is a growing trend for adults. You may not know that childhood obesity is quickly becoming and epidemic. Many experts in the integrative medical field believe that there is a growing trend of malnourishment in the United States of America. While most people in modern world countries get plenty of calories, that's not the whole story! New research is emerging in the field of "hidden hunger".
2 Tons of Sugar, Anyone?
I once met a very smart scientist, a chemical engineer, who had a job in a local factory. Her job? Make the processed foods her company created more palatable (more addictive) so people want to buy more! We asked this flavor chemist how that was done. Simple: add more fat, add more sugar, add more salt, make sure the texture is pleasing. Wow!
The problem with these highly palatable foods is that they are made to be addictive and make our brains very happy. These processed foods trigger the same pleasure centers in the brain as hard core street drugs like heroine. That's because most of these foods contain some form of sugar: cane sugar, high fructose, and the like. This releases chemicals like serotonin and dopamine and tells you LIFE IS GOOD!
Based on current USDA estimates, the average American will consume approximately 2 tons of sugar in their lifetime, simply by ingesting the equivalent of 12 teaspoons of sugar daily. It's everywhere, and it's a real problem! Sugar is known to cause things like: cancer, diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, cardiac disease. We should view sugar as poison!