Sunday, 16 August 2015 21:26
Does being overfed and still undernourished sound like an oxymoron to you?
If so, you are not alone.
You could be overfed with nourishing food which is one step better, but sadly, many feed themselves more calories than needed with man-made nutrient-empty food. This past 4th of July holiday, I was once again discouraged with what I saw and heard from a community of well-educated American parents.
While walking through a grocery store, I couldn't help but notice baskets being filled with stacks of pure white deli potato salad, deli-made BBQ chicken wings, bags and bags of chips, stacks of packaged hot dogs and processed cheese slices, pounds of hamburger meat, bleached white buns, boxes of cookies and crackers, dyed popsicles, sodas, colorful energy drinks, ice cream, bags of candy, a few stalks of corn (yeah!) and some iceberg lettuce.
One cart was completely packed with cases of soda. (I should have taken a photo; I bet you've seen this with your own eyes.)
You say, "Okay, it's a holiday, so what?" I say, this grocery spree is repeated throughout the year.