Why are our kids Obese?

Posted: June 19, 2013 in Health, Opinions

It is truly disheartening what capitalism (or maybe call it imperialism) has done to human culture.

First, let me state that I am a big fan of free markets.. They provide jobs, drive technology, and force commercialization. What I don’t like is that the American lifestyle compared to other countries has obsoleted our work force for ones that are far cheaper and automated in third world countries… For those that have an iphone, google Foxconn and explain to me how your iPhone is such a boon to your life, while the people who make it are committing suicide because they hate their jobs and can’t find anything better.

Enter obesity, one of my pet peeves of why Americans are sensation addicts. Corporate American is driving MORE people to their restaurants (i.e. McDonalds, on the guise of cheap affordable food). What they don’t tell you is that the food is as close to an ’empty calorie food” as a stalk of celery. Yes this stuff will fill you up, but it will not satisfy you (salts and phosphates). Yes it is cheap, but it will NOT nourish you (you will need to eat an order of magnitude more volume of fast food to get a fraction of the nutrients fresh food will offer you).

So yes, to save money, junk food looks very attractive, and in the picture above, a buck for a hamburger yields far more calories than a salad, but will starve your body of nutrients to make it grow… Is it a suprise why our kids are growing horizontally and not vertically? Not to me.

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