Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A Simple Way to Eat Healthy: Cook at Home

I like to watch TED talks, which you can see for free on TED.com. One of the most interesting ones I've seen so far is Teach Every Child about Food by Jamie Oliver (see the video below).  

Oliver points out that over the past 30 years, people in the U.S. have stopped cooking at home and the following:
Your child will live a life ten years younger than you because of the landscape of food that we’ve built around them. 

With convenience foods so simple to buy, heat and eat, whole foods have become a trend instead of the norm. Think about it: up until the 1900s, when scientists discovered how to process and engineer food, all people ate throughout history were whole foods.

I hate that a head of lettuce and a 12-pack of snack cakes cost the same price. Jamie Oliver seeks a Food Revolution. I say we start by making whole foods less expensive than their unhealthier, processed counterparts and substitutions.

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