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It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to notice that obesity rates have “sky rocketed” in recent years. Like it or not, but much of the world has grown fatter than ever before. Obesity is a growing problem (no pun intended), but we already know that. Identifying the problem doesn’t do much of anything. Yes, we have an obesity problem, but how do we go about fixing it?
I wish there was a simple answer, but when dealing with large populations, it becomes much more complicated. Yes, we need to promote exercise and healthy nutritional habits, but there is a much more to the story. Those who read blogs such as mine are already health conscious, or at least ready to get started. You didn’t come across this blog while watching your favorite television show. You had to actively seek out exercise or fitness based information to end up here.
What about those who are not as active however? What happens to these people? Perhaps they turn on the television and come across one of the two commercials linked to below:
I can’t believe that such nonsense is allowed to run on national television. Do we really need to promote high fructose corn syrup? Does the world really need more of this CRAP! And what about the use of the word natural? How the hell do these people pass high fructose corn syrup off as a natural food choice? Are they serious?
Look, I’m not suggesting that a popsicle is the end of the world, but our kids are already growing fatter and fatter. They are going to eat their treats regardless of the commercials, but do we really need to encourage even more? Do we need to con the public into believing that this crap is somehow healthy? Should we call everything “natural” considering that everything in this world came from this world.
And what about the reference to moderation? Does anyone actually do anything (that they enjoy) in moderation? Can we trust a young child to eat junk food, but only in moderation? Will the average 9 year old recognize the need to consume his bag of treats in moderation? Give me a break! Where do we draw the line with this blatant bullsh*t?
And for those who may be confused, high fructose corn syrup is everything but “natural” and everything but “healthy”. It is pure crap, and something we can all do without. If you want to give your children a natural snack, give them a fresh piece of fruit. There is no need for a fruit flavored snack when you can go directly to the source and eat the REAL piece of fruit!
For those who need more information about high fructose corn syrup, take a moment to read through this link
And to the corn farmers who wish to send hate mail, how about growing some real corn that we can eat instead!