Being overweight is a big risk factor for cardiovascular and diabetes. That thousands of Americans, the last decades, have become ill and even dies from what they are eating is heartbreaking to witness from the sideline.
I have no idea why politicians aren't doing things righter when it comes to guiding the American people to eat properly, and secondly make sure that healthy food is available to all Americans. What we see these days is passive politicians, but we also see huge food companies that benefits on terrible artificial food. We should really ask the question that we may don't want to; should politicians be held responsible to cause peoples illness? There is really no reason why citizens in the US. should suffer while wealthy business owners get richer and richer by serving poisonous and unhealthy food. In my opinion, politicians must set peoples health on the top of their priority list - and not to prioritize the food producer's interests.
What would help immediately is to remove sugar products in the grocery stores. Also, to help American farmers grow organic food would have several good effects in term off less pesticides, and more healthy antioxidants in our food. The American countryside will grow threw small local agricultural, and that again will result in more jobs and livelier districts. It would also be clever to avoid processed food, they are in general unhealthy, is high sweetened, high salted and contains artificial additives.
Let's also think of the nature for a moment. To produce food in a more local and smaller scale will not only provide us with healthier food, but we will also have recovered fields and a better environment in general. The local farmers will also be in a more sustainable business. It's so much win-win from local organic farming so to don't go that direction would be quite unwise. That's my view bout it.
But I also asked nutrition expert Dr. Ron Rosedale what recommendations he would give - to achieve a better, longer and healthier life.
Here is what he said:
- First, don't listen to the doctor. I hate to say it, but it's true. Anything that has to do with chronic disease and nutrition, don't listen to your doctor. Chances are that he or she will give you the opposite advice of what makes you healthy.
Second, eat properly. What properly means is don't eat food that turns to sugar--that's really critical. Don't be afraid of eating fat. Don't go after carbohydrates and especially avoid carbohydrates that just turn to sugar. You can live perfectly well without carbohydrates, even though it is impossible to avoid them completely. </blockquote>
Rosedale explain further:
- The main reason why Americans are getting sicker and fatter every year is that they listened to their doctor and other medical professionals and followed their advice. We follow a high-carbohydrate diet. We have been told to eat as low fat as possible. Since we have started to do that, we have gotten sicker and sicker.
A single piece of advice, to eat a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet, has probably killed more Americans than any other single event in human history. I can't even imagine how many people have died due to that ridiculous advice, which is based on no science whatsoever. In fact, it is probably based more on politics, or what I call "kindergarten medicine". We have been taught that eating fat makes us fat, but that's not how the body works. We must stop listening to the medical professionals who have given us deadly advice over the last half-century.
Americans have very little idea about what is causing their poor health situation. Their being brainwashed into thinking that they need to do more of what they are taught. It's not that the information doesn't reach the people; it's that the information is totally wrong in the first place. I don't think it's the fault of the American people, I think it's the doctors' fault because right now, doctors are being controlled by the pharmaceutical industry. They make money out of sick people. Getting the right information from the doctors has to change--we just have to get the truth out there, says Rosedale.