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Monday, February 24, 2014

Smoothies, Eating Raw and Superficial Wieners

I don't know of anyone that wants to die of heart disease and yet thousands die of it each year.  In the United States billions of dollars are spent on health products and diet plans each year.  Yet, more than one-third of Americans are considered obese and thousands die from preventable diseases.

Those in the "healthcare" industry really don't make it easy for people to get into shape.  Yes, they all claim they want to "end the trend" of obesity but what they really want is money, money, money.  Face it, any exercise program will work IF IT'S USED! Companies that keep adding new programs to their already bloated set of routines tacitly admit the one prior to that just didn't work.

Supplements are a total waste of money and give obese people a false hope in a panacea.  Eat your greens, veggies, and fruits.  Anything you need to live a healthy life is found in the produce section of your supermarket - and not just at Whole Foods.

Just  few questions I need to get off my chest:

  • Smoothies: Why do healthy people look down on those that use smoothies as a way to get more phytonutrients into their body? We eat our food we don't drink it.  Please.  If someone is "eating" a smoothie with 2-3 servings of greens, a couple of servings of fruit, and some flax seed why would you want to denigrate their efforts.  If blending greens and fruits for an adult doesn't work (for whatever reason) then neither does baby food or split pea soup.  Stop being pretentious tools and cheer people in their efforts!
  • Raw: I eat a ton of raw food and enjoy it.  The people that believe raw is the only way to go are not helping the cause of a healthy lifestyle.  Face it: Not everyone is going to dehydrate or sprout their food.  Cheer them in their efforts to eat cleanly and if they're interested in your "rawsome" lifestyle they will ask.  
  • Superficial Weenies: Those that operate healthy companies often come across as superficial wieners.  I was excited to get a smoothie e-book the other day and was sorely disappointed in the contents.  What is it written by the 1%??? Himalayan Sea Salt WTF is that? I don't have a degree in geography but believe that the Himalayas are land-locked so the how does one get sea salt?  Ionized water - wiener.  Goji berries - wiener.  Acai - wiener.  Stop making things so difficult for people to eat right!  
That is all. 

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