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Healthy Meals in a Snap

Fast food. The very thought of it conjures up visions of high fat, high salt, high sugar – and high calorie – meals! Not the best choice if you’re trying to live a healthier lifestyle. But, what if you could you’re your favorite fast food meals healthy too?

Instead of going out to eat, how about cooking all your family’s favorite fast food meals right at home? Did you know that you can make most fast food meals yourself and, with a few adjustments, make them healthier that the originals? And you can make most … Read the rest

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I read an interesting article the other day that contrasted the record food production in 2012 with the record starvation and malnutrition worldwide in that same year. How could we be producing more food than ever, yet more people are going hungry?

The author attributed the seemingly contradicting information to what he called the “commoditization” of food. In other words, food is more and more being treated as a “commodity” that can be bought and sold for a profit, like any other commodity. Because of the focus on profit, food tends to be moved to areas where it can be … Read the rest

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Perhaps you’ve already seen one of their new ads. Coca-Cola company is airing a 2 minute spot on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC to say that they support anti-obesity campaigns. In the ads, they say they have don’t their part by providing drinks with fewer calories and drinks in smaller sizes. They caution people against consuming too many calories from any source, including soft drinks.

Pardon me, but isn’t that like Ford Motor Company telling you to save gas by owning fewer cars? Or, Allstate advising you to save money by purchasing less insurance? Or, Costco telling you to watch … Read the rest

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I graduated from high school in the 1970s – I know, that was a long time ago! Anyway, I was looking through my high school annual the other day and was surprised at what I found (on many levels, actually). This is not something I do very often. In fact, I probably haven’t looked at that book for more than 5 years.

I was struck by the group photos in the book. There were almost no overweight people in the photos! How could that be? What has changed in recent years? Studies tell us that in 2012 about 1/3 of … Read the rest

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I found a 2011 study by the University of Michigan the other day. The study suggests that obesity may be an unintended side effect of free markets, and I found that very interesting.

They found that, of the 26 nations studies, countries with a higher density of fast food restaurants per person also had a much higher obesity rate. That’s not too surprising, but here’s where it gets interesting. They also found that those countries with more open markets, including the U.S., the U.K., Austraila and Canada, had a higher concentration of fast food restaurants and higher rates of obesity.… Read the rest

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