Whole Food Effect On Children

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There are many in the United States that would never consider our food to be an unhealthy commodity, yet that is exactly what we call ultra processed food and drink. The advertising community would like us to think that the FDA has kept us all safe from the harmful affects of these products, but what really has happened is that our bodies were not designed to digest ultra processed food and drinks and therefore stores it as fat until it figures out what to do with it. This is why obesity grows within our children. Today, because of the unhealthy food we consume, the obesity rate in our children is about 20%, and it keeps rising. The people of the United States need to take a stand and take back the whole foods that have been stolen from …show more content…
The high energy density and the unfavorable nutrition of ultra processed foods have harmful affects on the eating and drinking behaviors of children. This indicates that governments and health authorities should use all possible methods, including legislature and statutory regulation, to halt and reverse the replacement of processed foods and process ingredients within our food. Without returning to real and whole foods are children’s health will continue to decline and we are seeing this affect through their weight. "The purpose of ... ultra-processing is to create: durable, accessible, convenient, attractive, ready-to-eat or ready-to-heat products ... 'the rapid rise in consumption of ultra-processed food and drink products, especially since the 1980s, is the main dietary cause of the concurrent rapid rise in obesity and related diseases throughout the world. '" (Carlos Monteiro, a professor at the University of São …show more content…
We as parents must make the correct choice when it comes to purchasing the correct foods for our children. Fast, convenient, and ultra processed foods cannot be the answer anymore. If we want healthier children with healthier weight than we need to teach them how to eat real whole foods. It is through this change that other changes will naturally follow. We will see our children outside playing, having fun, and their countenance glowing from the vitamins and minerals they are receiving through their healthy diets. We cannot expect our children to exercise if we are not providing them the means to do so – energy that is provided from foods that contain it. In conclusion I would like to say that I have seen the difference in my own children. When they eat ultra processed foods they are not motivated to think or even move because their bodies are not being feed. However, when they have eaten foods rich with vitamins and minerals their body needs, I watch them play, laugh, and use their imaginations to explore the world and increase their education. This is the first step in getting the health back into our children, shedding the unwanted pounds, and watching them grow spiritually and

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