Today researchers are linking the future health of our children to what we ate during pregnancy AND how we fed our children the 1st part of their lives before puberty! That puts quite a responsibility on us as parents to feed our children what they need for their body's to be in supreme health and heal itself as needed on a daily basis! How can this be done if we don't feed ourselves what it takes to maintain good health?
God made our body's to heal itself, combat toxins and win! Most of this is on auto pilot so we take our immune system for granted! If we were to survey America's families we would be horrified to realize that our kids are NOT eating their vegetables! They spend hours watching TV or playing video games. Too many kids do NOT get physical activity from sports or playing outside, riding bikes etc. (Maybe it's not safe in your neighborhood) and too many kids have no limit on the number of "soda's" they drink per day. Maybe moms are feeding their kids from the drive-thru chicken nuggets or burgers and french fries are their only vegetable! Drinks are soda's or koo-laid or sugar juices with food coloring. Is your child addicted to sugar yet? Who's fault is that? Do they get cookies and donuts or ice cream and no dark green leafy vegetables or fresh ripened fruit in season? NO wonder our kids are joining the 64% of Americans being overweight or OBESE! No wonder our kids have elevated cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL and low HDL counts! No wonder our kids sugars are becoming "pre-diabetic" ranges like adults who have taught their own children to eat as poor as they do! No wonder even our kids liver enzymes are becoming elevated from mass sugar intake when they don't even drink alcohol yet! No wonder their mouths are full of cavities from too much sugar! ......DANGER......... The standard american diet is: 34-42 tsp of sugar daily. 40% + FAT daily. and 3 X the RDA of salt intake.
That is where disease is born folks. This creates an environment for disease to evolve and grow. Over time, after years of doing something unhealthy we create a disease that matches our bad habits. Our body after awhile breaks down and we have a metabolic illness that can get a diagnosis. Talk about killing OURSELVES! This is really quite simple how it works...getting sick!
Here are some things to think about as we consume inferior foods that DO NOT nourish but in time cause HARM to our health. Digesting these with no nutrients in return: .............DANGER............ White sugar, white flour and white rice products WILL wear out the pancreas and lead us into diabetes someday. They are without fiber and cause constipation problems, digestion problems, clogged arteries and contribute to obesity which leads us also to diabetes!
Soda's mostly average 10-12 tsp of sugar per can! (let alone the 32 oz super size soda)Soda's do us ONLY harm! The phosphoric acid in soda sucks the calcium from our bones and our kids are breaking bones easier than ever as well as causing more and more men to join the ladies in having osteoporosis! Diet nutri-sweet is equally damaging to the body can cause chronic headaches and its abuse can mimic M.S. symptoms! Diet products should NOT be consumed by pregnant ladies! The sugar is like mainlining ourselves into prediabetes!
(It has been said, it only takes 24 tsp of sugar a day to weaken our bodies immune system by 92 % and explains how we get sick with colds and flu's so easily! So then as we continue, then it leads to diabetes from a worn out pancreas!) Stay away from fake FOOD coloring and DYES! = poison and toxic and overworking your liver (your big detoxifying machine!) Fake fruit punch and Koolaids etc.
Over consumption of hormone/steroid poisoned MEAT and Dairy leads to our high FAT intake, lack of fiber overworks the heart, digestive system and is a strong CANCER link. Fried foods are also linked to cancer, clogged arteries and gallstones!
Junk food, processed food and frozen dinners are all over salted, too high in fat and constipating and void of the nutrients needed to maintain HEALTH! These foods are stored away as toxins in our FAT body! Another avenue to obesity and CLOGGING the arteries = HEART ATTACK!
Smoking or tobacco use is responsible for 1/3 of ALL cancers! Our kids suffer from asthma, bronchitis, pnuemonia and other lung problems. Smoker's can look forward to chronic bronchitis, emphysema (COPD) or just sudden death by heart attack if not cancer itself. Milder issues include impotence!
Alcohol use on a daily basis will strip the body of nutrients and weaken the immune system resulting in many forms of cancer, diabetes, liver disease or heart disease over a period of time. Not to mention the severity of drunkenness and what happens getting in a car to drive!
Now our popular starluck coffees and the caffeine abuse overworking our heart and putting us at risk for a cardiac crisis in addition to the 400-600 calories in a big cup full of sugar!
As we add up our special and personal "combination" of daily vices here we will also see the handwriting on the wall at the pending health doom we will have if we don't stop poisoning our liver and pancreas and HEART! You see, we have the power to stay healthy or recover our health after years of a toxic lifestyle. We can change our course and the course of our kids.
Choose life! Choose fresh air, sunshine. Choose water to drink as our body is 70% plus water! We NEED water daily just to flush out our daily toxin consumption! Soda's and coffee and alcohol are very dehydrating! Doing us only harm! So are you drinking water? Are your kids getting enough water???? (8 glasses per day?) Our body's REQUIRE the nutrients in 5-9 vegetables and fruits per day to stay healthy!We need a dark green leafy vegetable per day for cancer prevention! 6-9 servings of whole grain or legumes per day! Do your kids get these things to eat at your house? Live food from a garden? Save yourself! Don't get dead or sick! Change your course today and live! Reverse the curse! May your children live disease free! Reduce your risk today!! Get the facts! http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/publications/factsheets/Prevention/obesity.htm or http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyLiving/
WHAT are we feeding our children?????? If they are already "overweight" (BMI>30)this is what WE are doing to them under our watch as we feed them out of a paper bag from the drive thru! What Health Complications are Associated With Childhood (Pediatric) Obesity? As with obesity in adults, childhood (pediatric) obesity increases the risk of developing a number of health conditions and diseases, including those listed below: Insulin resistance Type 2 diabetes Hypertension High LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels; low HDL cholesterol Early onset of puberty Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) Cholecystitis Orthopedic problems Fatty liver disease Symptoms of depression Eating disorders Sleep apnea Stroke Cardiovascular disease AND increased risk of cancer !