Thursday, April 3, 2008

Day 3-Nutritional Bite

According to National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), the obesity rate among U.S. adults more than doubled over the past three decades from 14.5% in 1971-1974 to 32.2% in 2003-2004. In New York City, more than half of adults are overweight and one out of six are obese. New York City residents receive one third of their daily calories from food establishments. Therefore, NYC Health Department ruled that food establishments will be required to post caloric information. However, it has been postponed due to litigation. The Today Show further discussed NYC efforts in this issue. Click on link if interested.

Sugar Preacher's Experience
As a volunteer at City Harvest today, I was offered cookies and candies. These sweets were tempting but I chose an orange. I decided to compare the risks v. benefits and needs v. wants when tempted with non-refined sugars. A hot tip is Newman’s and Amy’s Spaghetti Sauce has minimal or no sugar. If you have any suggestions of some healthy food brands, please let me know.


AOBrien said...

I think is a horrible idea. Our diet is meant to be balanced. Shunning sugar is not the solution.

The Sugar Preacher said...

Shunning the unhealthy sugars is the key. AObrien, please see a list of healthy sugars posted on April 2, 2008. If you reduce your refined sugar intake, you will feel great!!

-The Sugar Preacher

Lena said...

The sugar-shunner rocks! Who wouldn't benefit from eating less sugary goodies? It's amazing how the body gets accustomed to the crap we put in it! Plus, by eating so many foods with refined sugar, we are starving our bodies of the nutrients needed to sustain a healthy life.