I watched the documentary Fed Up last night, about how much sugar there’s in processed food today compared to 30 years ago. Most of our groceries comes from the fruit and veg section of the supermarket (I’ve been vegetarian since I was 15 and trying to stay away from dairy as much as possible these days) but still it’s so hard to avoid sugar – it’s everywhere and if something has a package there’s almost always some sugar hiding on the label in one way or the other.
In 1980, there were zero cases of childhood type 2 diabetes in the US. In 2010, there were 57,636. That is scary figures. More people die from obesity than malnutrition. It’s just sad to think about. One thing that I found specially shocking is the food served in the school cafeterias (again in the US) – it’s a 100% junk food with no nutritional value whatsoever. I really believe that food that was made in a factory aren’t that great to eat. Have a look for yourself.