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And if you`re going to subsidise agriculture, why not just have a public health care system?
tho i imagine i only have a few years of it left. "
you can still be skinny and have a crapload of cholesterol in you.
enjoy dying early
You can still be skinny and have your arteries choked up with colesterole.
The GOVERNMENT needs to? You live in America! You think some food administration making up a new food pyramid is going to make anyone eat healthier?
This is a chart showing what the government recommends, and what we, the people buy. Guess what? HUMANS LIKE FAT. And sugar, and sweets, and oil. Why? Because the taste good, and its an instinct to load up on fat, because our ancestors didn`t have salad bars. Americans (as well as other developed countries) have got the money to spend on meats and sweets, and the opportunity to buy it. Supply and demand.
People will eat what they want and there`s NOTHING you or the government can do about it, so focus on eating healthy and let others do as they please. It`s a free country, so what do you care?
tho i imagine i only have a few years of it left.
I didn`t say "don`t eat meat or carbs" so don`t put quotes around that. I said don`t eat "tons" of meat or carbs. I eat carbs (from fruits and whole grains, so I`m also getting fiber and naturally occurring vitamins)- and I eat limited amounts of meat. I get most of my protein from beans and rice- which gives me all of my amino acids with no saturated fat and lots of soluble and insoluble dietary fiber. The fast food diet involves eating ridiculous amounts of meat and empty carbs (from french fries, refined flour, and sugar- usually in the form of HFCS if you`re drinking soda, and HFCS is highly subsidized).
dated a girl who did something similar....she ate an apple for breakfast and drank some milk, then for lunch she ate apple sauce with water and for snack she drank apple juice and for dinner she ate salad with apples....she [i]surprisingly[/i] called it her "apple" diet. she also had to drink 2L minimum water with it, she aimed for closer to a gallon; I stopped talking to her in fear she`d wind up in the hospital and I`d have to visit her.
only if you`re buying salads from places like McDonald`s...I can build a salad for 4-6 people for <$1/person including home made dressing, how do you think restaurants (sit down places) only charge you $1 for a decent size salad?
rockwell, corn IS a grain, its sold as a vegetable but as far as your body is concerned, its a grain...
last time i checked, venezuela was the happiest country on earth.
Nope, look again,
Why Does A Salad Cost More Than A Big Mac? [Pic]. Is it any wonder why countries that are littered with Fast Food restaurants are so unhealthy?
I think you`d call that anorexia.
Really, mostly the grain producers. See my comment earlier.
"Unfortunately, this also means that those of us who don`t eat tons of meat and carbs are paying for others to do so, while those who do eat a lot of fruits and vegetables are paying entirely out of pocket without help from everyone else."
Fruits (fructose) and vegetables contain carbs, so I don`t understand what you mean when you say "don`t eat meat or carbs". The three calorie-derivable macronutrients are carbs (fruits/vegetables, mostly), proteins (meat, mostly) and fat (meat and dairy, mostly). I don`t understand how you can have a low meat, low protein, low carb diet. You would be subsisting primarily on fat, which would be conceivably found in nuts or dairy (both of which contain both protein and carbs in the form of lactose).
While this is true, if you`d have looked at the chart you`d know that the US government gives massive subsidies to meat, dairy and grain producers which significantly affects the price- though when you buy a big-mac, you`ve already partially paid for it with your tax dolalrs. Unfortunately, this also means that those of us who don`t eat tons of meat and carbs are paying for others to do so, while those who do eat a lot of fruits and vegetables are paying entirely out of pocket without help from everyone else.
Also, the title`s the wrong way round.
As a result, most products in the US have some form of corn in them. Try to go to your local grocery and find any processed food that does not have some form of corn in it. Even the cows (for meat and dairy) are fed corn because it is so cheap, instead of grass, as they would naturally.
Consequently, McDonalds uses cornfed cows and vegetable oils to fry their foods. Also, as edana42 said, the shelf lives of the ingredients are longer, and economies of scale also pl