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Are These Your Top Foods?

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
A Good Book
The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture keeps up with the foods eaten by Americans.  You would think with all the recent talk of eating healthier that they would be finding us eating much better; sorry, but that is not the case.  They recently listed the top nine food products, here they are:
  • Whole Cow's Milk
  • White Bread
  • Refined Sugar
  • 2 Percent Cow's Milk
  • White Flour
  • Soda, Primarily Colas    (seriously people? come on!)
  • Processed American Cheese
  • White Rolls
  • Ground Beef
So if you took all foods produced from Cows and Wheat off the market, the average American would starve to death; and, some research shows that soda is the Number One source of calories in the U.S.  These facts reveal just how bad our diet really is, and explains why well over half of us are overweight.  Let us start the trend, the revolution, that will begin to correct this unhealthy pattern in our country.  Let's make our top nine foods:
  • Vegetables (organic if possible)
  • Fruits (organic if possible)
  • Chicken (free-range if possible)
  • Tree Nuts and Seeds
  • Fish (not farm-raised)
  • Berries (grow your own!)
  • Almond/Coconut/Hemp Milk
  • Eggs (free-range if possible)
  • Stevia, Agave Nectar, Raw Honey
The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Foods You Were Designed to Eat
The Way to Eat
You don't have to make all of these changes at once, but you do need to start today.  You are what you eat; computer programmers have a saying, "Garbage in, garbage out."  That saying also applies, I think, to the foods you put inside your body, and the bodies of your family.  The boring, day-to-day choices you make about your diet add up to the body and the health you will enjoy.

Some tidbits to remember, potatoes and ketchup are not vegetables, peanut butter is not a meat, peanuts are not nuts, and for my Southern friends, deep-fried farm-raised catfish is not a fish...

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