Will America Ever Eat Better?
So, what do you think—will everyone eventually get hip to Dr. Fuhrman’s dietary advice? Let’s see what Dr. Fuhrman has to say. From his book Eat to Live:
No. The social and economic forces that are pulling our population toward obesity and disease will not be defeated by one book preaching about achieving superior health with nutritional excellence. The “good life” will continue to bring most Americans to a premature grave. The Eat to Live plan is not for everyone. I do not expect the majority of individuals to live this healthfully. However, they should at least make that decision being aware of the facts rather than having their food choices shaped by inaccurate information or the food manufacturers. Some people will choose to smoke cigarettes, eat unhealthfully, or pursue other reckless habits. They have that inalienable right to live their lives the way they choose.Dr Fuhrman seems to be on to something. For many, fruit and vegetables are just not a part of life. Get a load of this commenter on the low-carb blog LivinLaVidaLowCarb:
Who the hell cares about the veggies anyway? You don't need them and there is absolutely nothing essential about them. Don't let the acculturated veggie sympathizers tell you otherwise.Pretty crazy right? Especially since even the Atkins Diet calls for the daily consumption of vegetables. Annie Groer of The Washington Post reports many adults still harbor childish anti-veggie attitudes:
At age 51, Billy Shore -- founder and chief executive of the anti-hunger charity Share Our Strength in Washington -- has some food issues himself.But there’s hope! Many of these “picky eaters” are trying to change their stripes. Groer writes that a growing number of Americans are seeking treatment for their powerful aversion to certain foods.
Shore pretty much hates "the taste and texture" of all vegetables, except spinach and corn on the cob. And those two are fairly recent concessions in an otherwise vegetable-free life.
Denise Davis, 44, an elementary school teacher from Springfield, can't abide fish because "the smell is off," and has no use for most veggies. "I pick the peas out of pot pies," she says. "There used to be four peas per pie, and now I notice there are five."
Self-described "meat and potatoes guy" Lincoln Tyson, 32, who owns a consulting firm in Laurel, was at a glam dinner hosted by Tiffany & Co. last year. The social circumstances compelled him to choke down at least some of the very first salad he'd eaten in his life. Never again.
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