As a proud Canadian Gal I also found this little gem on cbc.ca interesting.
It would appear that even thought we as a nation are still overwrought with health issues and engaged in a never ending battle of the bulge we are keen and eager to do something about it.
It would appear that we are now eating the equivalent of an ENTIRE extra meal per day in calories as opposed to just 30 years ago. Jebus, that a whole heck of a lot of food! No while I may have been surprised by that information, I was not however surprised to that most of those calories are coming from sugar and salt.
Its sad to realize that most people just don't know the facts and are simply uneducated in food science and therefore unable to make good, healthy choices. But that is not to say that they dont want to know, want to be educated and want to make the right choices. They just havent been given the tools
For example, how many people think chocolate milk is "good for you"? Lots! But the reality is far from it
"People believe chocolate milk is a very healthy beverage, but yet chocolate milk has double the calories, double the sugar of Coca-Cola, drop per drop," he said.
So now it is time for everyone to take responsibility and be accountable for their own food and heath education and get on track. Its the start of a new year, a new decade. Start it right!
Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2010/12/31/con-live-right-now-portions.html#ixzz1A8PnYM3K