Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Super-Size This

When did our society become such gluttons when it comes to food? When did "more for your money" become such a huge selling point when it comes to food shopping? When did people start choosing quantity over quality? And when did our sense of "quality" get so distorted?

It's evident everywhere you turn from fast food joints to your local grocery store, gluttony has engulfed an otherwise starving nation... Starving of nutrients that is! But why is this so?

The only answer I can come up with is that we've been brainwashed into thinking "bigger is better" and "more for less" are good things, and by good I mean healthy, but healthy is not on most people's minds when food is. Not when hamburger joints are shoving 2, and 3 burgers into 1 sandwich to help it sell, and it works. Isn't it obvious that if it's cost effective for them to add more garbage to the "dollar menu" and sell it for less that it can't possibly be good for you... Haven't you ever heard of "you get what you pay for"?

It's not just the fast food joints though restaurants do the same; bigger portions sell. Look at the container of whatever packaged processed food impostor your local grocery store has to offer and compare it to the competing product next to it, and see if you can recognize what the biggest attention-getting best selling point that manufactures are dumping most of their money into. "More for less" definitely tops the charts.

They have been doing it for so long that "bargain shopping" has taken over food shopping, which has only made it easier for food manufacturers to easily come up with a handful of new deceiving marketing tactics that "Joe or Jane Public" just eat up with a spoon. How many times have you seen "Now with more flavor" on the package? What does that even mean? Have they figured out how to do what Mother Nature already does quite well, but only better?

Are the fruits or vegetables or grains that are supposedly in that box or bag or can of "food" grown in such a way that they actually contain more flavor, or are they the same pesticide grown overly processed nutrient deficient tasteless ingredients with even more chemical additives put in that make a glutinous misinformed society only think the product is "new and improved"?

I can tell you for a fact that most people in our society have either forgotten or have never known what chicken really tastes like, because that grain fed bird that has never seen daylight let alone felt grass under its feet, that you're buying at the grocery store or getting at a restaurant IS NOT CHICKEN!

It is time we start educating ourselves on what a healthy diet really means and stop listening to what large profit driven corporations want us to believe.

Eat Fresh Organic produce, natural whole grains, and grass fed beef or free grazed chicken instead of the science experiments that you currently call food. Sure, you will pay more for less, but you will get what you pay for and that's a healthier life.

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