Worldwide Obesity Epidemic Concerns
One of my biggest concerns for people of today is the huge influx of fast food restaurants, instant noodles and microwave dinners finding there way into peoples busy lifestyles, which are ultimately leading to obesity and other health related problems. Fast food may be convenient and yes, it may taste good, but it is in no way nutritionally balanced and is extremely unhealthy. It is loaded with unneeded calories from refined carbohydrates, complex sugars, all sorts of saturated fats, is high in sodium, colourings, additives....the list is almost endless! It is also one of the main causes for Type 2 diabetes, which is one of the biggest epidemics facing us today. Statistically every year, more and more young people are falling seriously ill as a result from poor dietary habits, and are having a much shorter life expectancy than they should. For example, it was not at all unheard in my home town for someone to live well into their nineties or even over a hundred years old, and still continue to do a full day’s work out on the farm. And yet now, we have the unfortunate reality of people barely making it into their early seventies. People should be active and in good health at this age and enjoying their retirement, not reliant on drugs and medicines and frequent visits to the hospital. It saddens me to see this happening not just here, but all over the world. Indeed a typical Japanese family meal used to consist of the following foods:
Brown rice (starchy carbohydrates)
Vegetables (fibre and roughage)
Green tea (Anti oxidants)
Miso soup(Vitamins and minerals).
This is a simple, inexpensive, extremely healthy and indeed considered to be a perfect meal. Even today this stands on its own, and should be used as an example. It is quite a stark contrast when compared with our current generations diet. After feeling the benefits and seeing such a drastic change firsthand, it is my wish for everyone to eat a more healthy diet and enjoy a more active and healthier lifestyle.
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