Eating that is! It’s been exactly one year since I have changed my life around and focused on clean eating. According to Fitness Magazine clean eating “is about eating whole foods, or “real” foods — those that are un- or minimally processed, refined, and handled, making them as close to their natural form as possible.” All these years I thought I was eating healthy, until I realized, I was not. The body needs essential nutrients, and they are just not found in the average American’s food supply anymore. You must now become mindful of where you get your food, what’s in it, where it was grown, and with what chemicals! It is said that chronic illnesses has been on the rise since the introduction of the “Twinkie” times about 100 years ago, and that allergies are 400% on the rise correlated precisely growth wise to the introduction of GMOs!
Hunger is an epidemic that plagues millions of children worldwide. We have all seen images of children in developing countries that do not have enough to eat. They may appear very skinny, and in other cases have bloated bellies. These things are caused by the lack of calories and protein in the diet. But, there is a new form of hunger on the rise, mainly in developed countries like the United States, where food is plentiful. It is referred to as hidden hunger.
I have tried educating my children on health and nutrition, but it is always questionable how much they are really comprehending, as I keep finding stashes of junk food hidden in their rooms, and their desire for fast food is a constant! One actually hates exercise and finds my desire to serve protein shakes and healthy food a “soccer mom” thing! I therefore was extremely surprised when my son and his friends created this mini commercial for me to make a little extra cash (which I found out later went straight to the convenient store candy section) Interpretation directly from a kid’s point of view is simply hilarious. Bottom line? They ARE listening! Just like everything else in parenting, we just have to keep drilling in the information on nutrition, and hope that they will eventually make the right choices in the end.