Saturday, January 29, 2011

Nostalgia

I would like to take a little stroll down memory lane this evening. Remember 12 years ago, in 1999 when a little English girl turned yellow after drinking a certain fruit juice? The child was rushed to the hospital after her face and hands turned bright orange and yellow.

The cause?

The child was drinking over 1.5 litres a day of this popular juice drink. Now, warning bells in my head go off when I hear stuff like this. Why would a mother let her little child consume this much sugared fruit juice? This fruit juice in particular has not only added sugar but stabilisers, thickeners and acidifiers. Why would you feed this to a small child until she turned freaking yellow?

Whenever I see a parents walking on the street, giving their small children a can of coke, fries or a sausage roll I feel like stopping them and saving the child by knocking those things out of their hands.

By feeding your child anything else than real food, you are setting a standard for what their future life might look like. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that e-numbers, sugar and fat on a daily basis makes sick, unhealthy and obese children. Go figure.

Excuses such as "but my child wont eat vegetables" or ''I'm too busy to cook everyday" makes no sense:

1. Your children will eat whatever you give him, unless they suddenly get a job and their own income and freedom at eight years old - which would actually be awesome.

2. If you're too busy to care about what you're putting inside your children's bodies then...you have bigger issues.

I'm not making any big revelations here, the whole thing is very, very simple:

Feed your children poor quality food to build up their growing bodies - and except poor quality bodies.

Thank you and Good night America!

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