Saturday, April 5, 2008

Day 5-Nutritional Bite

Several centuries ago, refined sugars were expensive to produce, taxed at a higher rate, and affordable only to the affluent. Refined sugars were a symbol of status and the people who consumed these foods were considered the “refined” people. Interestingly, they were more obese than the lower class sector. Oh, how the tables have turned.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/food-and-nutrition/MY00022

Sugar Preacher's Experience
A month ago, I participated in the “Food Stamp Challenge”. Policy makers initiated the “Food Stamp Challenge” to emphasize the difficulty of obtaining enough food to stay healthy using the current Food Stamp Program benefits. Eating healthy was a challenge on a $21 weekly food budget. However, I did manage to eat moderately healthy by eating rice and beans everyday. Through this experience, I realized the difficulty of eating healthy on a limited budget.

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