http://blogs.reuters.comThu, 29 Aug 2013 03:51:35 GMT
One demand of the 1963 marchers was raising the federal minimum wage to $2 an hour. In today’s dollars, that’s roughly $15 an hour — what the striking fast-food workers are now calling for.
The issues of fast food goes much further than a debate about the cost v someone’s salary. This is about a health issue. It’s about fake food that is not only damaging to people, but outright dangerous to healthy kids. Give them too much of these types of food and our kids become obese. But what is far worse, they become addicted. Food addiction is as dangerous as drug, tobacco and alcohol addiction. Yet, often for the mere sake of convenience, We foster that addiction by supplying fast food to our kids.
Fast food v Healthy Kids
Make no mistake, human beings were not designed for human made food. But we have adapted to fast food right? Wrong! We are not designed to adapt. We have evolved and it has taken eons to get us to where we are today. Yet we expect our internal body to get on the program and accept new alien foods. We automatically assume it will process foods it doesn’t understand. Simply because we are addicted to them.
Fast food is not confined to an outlet. It is just as common to find in your own pantry!
We have had forty years to get addicted to processed foods our body cannot tolerate. it is not only fast food, it includes the packaged snack foods and cereals that line the aisles of our supermarkets. There is a 60%+ chance that you are already addicted. If so, you are probably already passing your food addiction to your children. The food industry depends on it. Your kids eat what you eat. If its in your pantry, they’ll eat it. it is only a matter of time before they get addicted.
How costly is food addiction to our health?
It can be held responsible for the obesity epidemic. It is close to causing a similar addiction with diabetes type 2. It can be blamed for a huge increase in heart disease, colon and bowel cancer. There is barely a household that does not have at least one remedy for one of the many gastric and intestinal issues that abound today. Forty years ago most people were slim and healthy. Today, most people are fat and unhealthy. What changed to make this happen? Very simply: Our daily diet. If you want to learn more about that and what you can do to cure your addiction to fast food and other processed foods, just click here: