Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Day 2: We the undersigned

Day 2: We the undersigned

Recently various petitions have been circulating the Diabetes Online Community, so today let’s pretend to write our own. Tell us who you would write the petition to – a person, an organization, even an object (animate or inanimate) - get creative!! What are you trying to change and what have you experienced that makes you want this change?

We, the people who want healthy lives, are demanding that our government stand up to the lobbyists and huge companies that produce processed foods and insist that they come clean.  We demand that they be honest with their packaging, labeling and ingredient lists.  We want healthier food!

There will be no more hiding of unhealthy ingredients; relabeling something to hide that it contains trans fats or sugars or mass amounts of sodium.
There will be no more tweaking of the recipe to find the “bliss point”; that magic combination of fat, salt and sugar that makes food so irresistible.

Give us REAL FOOD!  Quit playing with our palates so that we will continue to crave those foods which are bad for our bodies and fail to nourish us properly.

Our society does not tolerate dealers of illicit drugs nor do we allow tobacco companies to advertise to children.  However, we seem to be just fine with having our food supply tampered with.  We’re ok with unhealthy foods being thrust at our children on a daily basis.  We think that it’s “ok” that a serving size of Coke has grown from 7 oz. in 1955 to a Supersized 42 oz. today.

Enough!  Yes, people should be responsible and make good choices.  However, when the foods we are eating are designed to keep us wanting more and more, we are doomed to fail.  Please sign this petition and add your name to the list of people who want better food, not just for themselves, but for the generations to follow.  We deserve better health.

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1 comment:

  1. One thing I've noticed is Sugarfree is technically not sugarfree because of large amounts of carbohydrates. I can't have any carbohydrates or sugar and the slightest carbohydrate can cause my glucose to spike. I also found out "No added Sugar" does not mean its sugarfree. I found some items claiming to be "no added sugar" have as much as 10g sugar per serving and 1g of sugar alcohol. 10g of sugar can really increase blood glucose.


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