Wednesday, August 29, 2012

sad american exports

candy | photo: mikebarry
In nutrition circles there is a abbreviation for the standard American diet, SAD.  And SAD it is.  Often overloaded with sugar, fat and/or salt, nutritionally deficient, mostly beige, it's not a health-sustaining, nourishing diet.

It's not a good thing that many of our fast food choices, McDonalds, KFC, Pizza Hut, Coca Cola, Pepsi and more have all gone abroad, encouraging obesity and poor nutritional choices.

Now the SAD exports have gone one step further.  Apparently British shoppers have begun to develop a taste for "American" foods; something they call squeezy cheese as well as  jell-o, Hershey's, tootsie rolls and more.  Bringing these products into the grocery stores will create easier access and increase the potential for further destruction of health and nutrition.

Although some of the products may be manufactured slightly differently as I've mentioned in articles before, it can still be an overwhelming deluge of non-healthy food items.  I can only hope that the novelty of having foods from another country will wear off and the British will choose to avoid the over-processed, highly chemical versions of not-food coming to a grocery shelf near them.  I'm sad to think that junk food is one of our big exports, it's not something to be proud of.

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