Here in America, the land of plenty, we have it all here from bad to good and a bit in between. So why is it that American’s cannot figure out how to eat properly? We ALL know what the bad stuff is, yet we are obsessed with it and addicted to it and the latest studies show us just how bad we have gotten with it.
Young children and elders are the two groups that eat the best here in America. The ages in between, fail, badly. Hispanics generally eat better than both blacks and whites, I credit their ‘native’ dietary habits to this. Everyone knows the rates of obesity and all other food related diseases are WAY lower in Hispanic countries so I am glad to see that stick with that. As we all know, the Western Diet is not going to help them in the health or longevity departments at all.
Out of a score of 100, 65 was the best. That was the score the kids and elders received. To me 65 is still pretty poor, but at least there is room for improvement. The questions asked were in regard to what these individuals ate on a daily basis, fruits, veggies, meat, dairy etc. Hispanics reported that they ate more fruits and veggies with whites placing second and blacks holding up the rear. The study also showed that eating habits of those with ‘more money’ were on par with those who had ‘less money’.
Overall, Americans suffer from a lack of Omega 3′s, Vitamin D and Vitamin B12. We are not even talking about vegetarians/vegans, go figure right? Those who ask us how we get those things are actually lacking in them, themselves. La De Da. As well as those 3 deficiencies, Americans also lack in Vitamin C, Magnesium and Vitamin A. It is easy to see why they lack all this when you take a look at the most common foods they eat. We got whole cows milk, processed America cheese, white bread, refine sugars and ground beef all on this list. Yummy. Please, keep all of this in mind the next time someone tries to diss or discourage your veg lifestyle.
So that is a brief run down, Americans are simply making the wrong food choices. If you are one of the millions who is making these bad choices, my advice is simply, stop and pay attention to your body. A healthy body is a happy body and a happy body gets through its days with ease, easily falls asleep at night and feels good 98% of the time. You know if your body is mad at you and it is your job to make it happy. So make it happen, make good food choices:)