I wrote a blog not too long ago about the sodas we drink in America and the terrible impact they are having on the health of our children. I remember when I was growing up, my mom made a big deal out of a bottle of pop. Not only did we not get our own, personal container (the liquid was carefully split between the my sisters and myself), but also we only got this rare treat every once in a while. Not lying, maybe once a month if we were REALLY good….
I heard the news a few weeks ago, that this generation, (the tweens, and pre-teens and early teens), are the first generation in almost forever, that will not live as long nor as well as their parents. Whoa! That was a sobering thought indeed.
What is causing this to happen? Is it poor health care? Poor quality food choices? Too much daily caloric intake? Potentially hazardous vaccines and shots? Not enough exercise? Not enough quality sleep? Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes….
The obesity epidemic is running rampant. Take a good look at the children around you and really analyze their body’s condition. Every day, I watch kids at school pile out of their cars with sodas, power drinks, and high end coffee-based, sugar laden drinks in hand. They feast predictably on pizza and chocolate chip cookies. And wash it all down with slushies, chocolate milk, and fruit juices.
Sugar consumption, in the form of High Fructose Corn Syrup, has sky-rocketed, and high consumption of that leads to obesity, insulin resistance, high blood sugar levels, pancreatic cancer, bone density loss, heart, kidney and liver issues, and all other sorts of peripheral diseases. Heavy intakes of carbohydrates do the same thing
Soda consumption acidifies the pH of our blood, erodes tooth enamel, packs on extra pounds.
What does our body really require?
We need water (hydration), green tea (antioxidant), some milk(calcium), a little coffee (antioxidant). We need mental, spiritual, and physical exercises.
We need to care for ourselves and care for those in our care….from parents to schools to restaurants to extended families and churches….we ALL need to start modeling good behaviors and expecting good behaviors, whether we are at the dinner table or the mall.
Today while going through some of my health site emails, I saw this graphic and knew I had to use it …It presents amazing facts, so take the time to read it thoroughly.
Via: Online Schools
Be safe, be healthy, take your Vitamins for Women, and be blessed, Kersten
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