Food for Thought

 

In a study by the “Journal of Food Chemistry,” it is being reported that Americans consume 30% of their diet through junk food, soft drinks, and alcohol while at the same time healthy foods, such as fruits and vegetables, are only accounting for 10% of the U.S. diet.

One red flag that this information shows is 30% of the typical American diet comes from empty calories (as defined by Wikipedia – an “empty calorie” has the same energy content of any other calorie but lacks accompanying micronutrients such as vitamins, minerals, or amino acids as well as fiber).  Certain kinds of alcohol are thought to have significant healthy benefits based on moderate consumption.  Alcohol’s benefits, in my mind, are completely nullified when consumed in excess because of internal damage to your body and alcohol’s propensity to promoting weight gain (especially in the mid section, which is the area of weight gain with the most healthy implications).

Did they say 10% from healthy food sources?  Is that a joke?  If it is, it is not funny at all.  Just think about that for a minute.  Fruits and vegetables are where our bodies get most of those micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) that I have been talking about recently.  Just using my common sense, 10% of someone’s diet is not going to provide enough of these nutrients to promote a healthy body.

These numbers are eye opening.  I am not really surprised, but putting seeing numbers on the subject always makes it more real.  Use this study as a learning experience.  The Mani’s faithful do not eat the typical American diet (far from it), but most of us could still use some improvements to our daily nutrition.

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