I always try to encourage people to engage in a healthier lifestyle. To me, being healthy starts with your diet, and it all begins by becoming aware of what you are putting in your mouth. Eating the right foods, the foods that God intended on us eating, will keep sicknesses away and help make you feel good about yourself. As your efforts towards a good diet increase, your craving for the sugary foods that we were all raised on will go away.
We should all become label readers when shopping for our groceries. If you are not used to checking products for their ingredients, it will shock you as to how much food we are consuming contains sugar, as its main ingredient. One can of pop or a milkshake from a fast food restaurant can contain as much as 16 cubes of sugar. Even the milk sold at schools for our children’s lunches has been flavoured with sugar. Both diabetes and obesity in Canada and the USA are at all-time highs, and both continue to increase at an alarming rate. This is in direct relation to the fact that the average person consumes over 150 pounds of sugar each year.