100% grass-fed beef or Spam?
1) American Samoa, 93.5 percent (of population that's overweight)
2) Kiribati, 81.5 percent
3) USA, 66.7 percent
4) Germany, 66.5 percent
5) Egypt, 66 percent
6) Bosnia-Herzegovina, 62.9 percent
7) New Zealand, 62.7 percent
8) Israel, 61.9 percent
9) Croatia, 61.4 percent
10) United Kingdom, 61 percent (From Global Post.)
What's with the fattening of America? Aren't we a mentally advanced country with lots of entrepreneurs, creativity and ingenuity? We used to be, anyway. But now, people are fat and tired and mad most of the time.
The culprit? What we eat. Real foods have been almost 100% replaced by highly processed and refined food-like substances over the last 20 years. Think 100% grass-fed beef versus Spam. Or pastured chicken versus Chicken McNuggets (56% corn plus butane.)Here's why that's making you fat:
People are hungry all the time after eating nutritionless sweets, pastas, cereals, fake meats and most dressings and dips. Worse still, concoctions that masquerade for what they are - e.g. powdered eggs or fake guacamole - contain many anti-nutrients, so the body has to work to expel them before it can use what's left. And you know what's left, right? Yep - usually just the calories.Our eating habits are hazards. To us and to our children, who are being born with our weaknesses.
What will become of the America that used to be brimming with energized, creative people who create value out of thin air? Already many of us are too fat and too tired to do anything except surf the net, watch TV or hang out at Starbucks, taking in more sugar and sweets to relieve the pain of it all.We're witnessing a lost generation - people hooked on sugar (like high fructose corn syrup) and cheap. For them it may be too late. So here's the challenge for America's future:
How do we make UNCOOL - at least for the children and teenagers - the eating of all highly processed and sugary foods?If we fail at that, we risk the USA itself becoming a developing country. How can fat, tired and mad people be number one in the world?