Posted on June 20th, 2007 in diet, eating habits, food, fruits and vegetables, processed foods | No Comments »
TIME Magazine recently ran a photo story portraying the weekly diets of 15 families around the world. How interesting it was to see what other families throughout the world eat, and how much they pay for their weekly groceries.
I noticed something interesting throughout the photos.
Most all the families included soda in their diets, even families in Cairo, Egypt drank some type of soda. Notice also how much packaged food most families eat, it's amazing. But the most interesting fact was the TINY percentage of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds most families included in their diets. I was surprised to see this, noting that even families in Greece (who are normally known for their healthy Mediterranean diets) were eating 'Frosted Flakes' and stocking up on the soda. It's America exporting it's 'SAD' diet throughout the world, and not surprisingly, the health problems associated with them.
View the TIME photo essay and see for yourself.
Is it me, or do you notice a difference in how healthy a family looks compared to their diet?
Our friends, the Talifero family decided to include themselves in this photo essay. Notice the difference in what they eat and how they look compared to the other families.
If only 1 in 10 families would increase the amount of fresh produce in their diets, it would automatically better their health and reduce the amount of packaging and waste they go through every week. Start with a goal of 50% and work your way up to 80%, or ideally 100%. For some 100% may be unrealistic... just make it a goal to eat most of your diet consisting of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. What a difference that alone would make. What can you do?
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