I’ve become one in the past few months. Especially on meats. I’m trying to eat healthier and live a little better and I can’t help but think the high rate of cancer, autism in children and other health issues are largely in part to how foods are packaged. For instance, my girlfriend’s eight year old daughter not only got her period recently, she’s a C cup!! This girl is stacked, and definitely could pass for a girl in her late teens. A lot of little girls are developing faster than girls did when I was a kid, and getting hair in places I didn’t get until my late teens. My theory is its the foods we eat, especially the steroids and other growth hormones they put in the meats. I’m starting to buy organic meat and free range chicken and cutting down on meat all together. I will never completely give up meat, but I am being more careful.
I’ve started reading labels concerning sodium and such as well. So many times we put salt on our food without tasting it and never get the opportunity to because accustomed to the natural flavors of vegatables, like broccoli and spinach (my favs) Salt is one of the leading causes of high blood pressure. I have three co-workers on blood pressure medicine and they’re all under 40. I think next year I’m going to be more hardcore and watch out for sugar as well, another killer. Basically I’m trying to be a healthier me.
Are you a label reader?