Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Fed Up

Last night I watched the documentary Fed Up. I'm convinced every family needs to watch this movie.

Have you paused to consider why people are exercising at an incredible pace yet obesity rates are on the rise? Think about it. Gym memberships, zumba classes and marathon runners are everywhere, yet waistlines just keep getting bigger.

This film explores the food industry and more specifically how much sugar is being added to processed food. It follows several young teens and their struggle with their weight. It's shocking to see what is being served up in high school cafeterias and some of the politics behind it.

Did you know this generation is the first expected to lead shorter lives than their parents? Did you know that by 2050, 1 in 3 Americans will have Diabetes? If we think our health care systems are in trouble now, imagine what it will be like when the children that are already obese become adults. Consider what health issues come with that.

When you walk through the aisles at the grocery store, don't be fooled by labels like "25% less sodium" and "fat free". These are crappy products that are marketing the fact that they are slightly less crappy. Instead of purchasing something that comes in a box, bag, bottle or can, visit your farmer's market and purchase REAL food. Cut it, slice it, cook it and enjoy it.

Take a look for yourself and when it comes to Netflix, be sure to watch it.

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