Hello good people! its another week and the half month of the year is almost over? Do you feel like this month has just flown? Well I certainly do but thank God for no small mercies……
This is another “weird”, short, but an interesting post I feel is quite important, so please, keep reading…
Last weekend whilst getting prepared for church, I stumbled upon a programme I think was on BBC 1 (Sunday Morning Live)
and no, I don’t usually watch TV when getting ready for church but the kids wanted a bit of cartoon whilst having their breakfast 🙂. It was such a captivating “chat” that I just could not change the channel or turn the telly off!
The discussion was touching on how fast foods in the UK have become increasingly accepted because they are readily available, relatively cheap to afford and actually quite tasty even though its bad for our health! The old and even the young have embraced the trend and the level of obesity in the western world especially is rising by the day. For some, the cost of buying healthier food is more expensive, so, what is the solution?….
Well, there was a suggestion to introduce a “fat tax” on fast food produce (which apparently started in another country), which will drive the cost of buying you deep fried fish and chips, burgers or other higher, and the income generated can be put into the healthier food line to make it more affordable. Hmmm, sounds like a good idea because I am an advocate for healthier eating (inline with the current healthy eating trend) as this will encourage more people to visit the green grocers and farmers markets more! However….. objections were also raised by some, saying that this may greatly affect the lower income earners who tend to patronise these fast food joints more. So does it mean that the middle and upper class don’t eat fast food? what about their children? hmmmm……
The whole conversation ended in a “what’s the way forward” kind of way which is yet to have a conclusion
In my opinion though, we have a responsibility to look after our bodies and that of our children who rely on us. What we eat, helps to shape us internally and externally and so, we should constantly aim to nourish our bodies with the right kinds of foods to help us stay healthy and Yes, I know its easier said than done but always worth that extra effort.
Good home cooked food at least a few times a week will help to develop that habit.
Have spoken someone’s mind?
In my next post, I will share a simple, quick, inexpensive sauce for the family which was quite tasty. Funny enough, I made it prior to watching the programme so stay tuned 🙂
Remember- keep moving, keep up the focus and keep making it happen
Tracey x x x