Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A generation of fat kids - who's really to blame?

Researchers confirm that junk food consumption during pregnancy will program your unborn child for the same unhealthy preferences. 

If you watch the latest edition of Australia’s The Biggest Loser, even if you only watch the pre-screening ads, you’ll be seeing the trans-generational effects of poor dietary choices at first hand. Now the researchers shed some light on the mechanism and I can’t help but say “I told you so!”

Junk food addiction is indeed an addiction! The consumption of junk food stimulates the opioid receptors and just as with heroin, morphine and other opioid substances, tolerance develops ... more junk food is required to give the same “feel good” effect! And just as a heroin-addicted mother bequeaths the addiction to her infant, the same story applies in the case of junk food!

Good news is, you can program your baby for a different outcome, program her to enjoy a wide range of healthy tastes in exactly the same way. Even better, consumption of things like cruciferous vegetables during pregnancy can confer cancer-protective effects on your baby. 

So get rid of the high-sugar, high-fat, fried, additive-laden and get some clean, green, whole, in season fruit and vegies into you! Where to begin? Try some of the simple, truly nutritious recipes that my very own healthy baby (now 27 years old) has created for you. 

After all, you know that a baby addicted to narcotic drugs is a tragedy, but equally tragic is one addicted to junk food. Do you really want to be the one to blame for your fat family?

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