Decades ago, the food available was mostly fresh and locally grown; today, the majority of foods consumed are highly processed, high in sugar and fat. The truth is, we are literally eating ourselves to death.
First off, what is the SAD diet? Standard. American. Diet.
Obesity rates have skyrocketed, and one in five American deaths are now associated with obesity. Obesity related deaths include those from type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, liver disease, cancer, dementia, and depression, and nearly all have metabolic dysfunction as a common underlying factor.
The United States is the unhealthiest nation in the world. 64.5% of all Americans are either overweight or obese. And even without a chart, graph or article to tell you this all you have to do is look around to see that we are an overweight nation.
How did we get to this SAD condition? The answer is easy, we eat entirely too much, and too much of the wrong foods. As a nation, we have become hooked on fast foods. Most people tell themselves that they do not have time to prepare and eat decent meals. When we cook It is too tempting to just open a box and microwave something. Or we say we are too tired and just do not feel like cooking. And…hey we deserve a break today, don’t we?
What do you consider a break? Heart disease, diabetes, or cancer? We are at the mercy of the food industry, which spends nearly $10 billion a year advertising junk food and fast food. When you think about it, you do deserve a break, and not just today. Our bodies deserve a permanent break from the food that we are killing ourselves with. Foods such as:
- Low nutrient
- Manufactured trans fats in the form of hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils
- Sugar in all its forms
- Refined flour
- Excessive amounts of meat and dairy
And not just fast foods and junk foods, but processed foods or what most people call convenience foods. Things like Double cheeseburgers, fries, and colas things that you can drive and get just around almost any corner.
I think it is time for a food revolution! It is the time and day for change, I feel it! Change is right around the corner, and if you cared anything about your health you will join me! No more junk food, convenience food, or highly processed junk. Let’s make a deal to get rid of it forever, if you don’t put your money towards it, it will go away. Change can happen, but every single person has to be on board for it.