Monday, June 25, 2007
What the World Eats
This photo, posted at Dr. Mercola's site, along with several other revealing photographs, was shot by Peter Menzel for the book Hungry Planet. This is an incredible comparison of what families around the world eat, and it is very telling comparison indeed. There's no doubt that the amount of processed foods in our diet is contributing to the obesity epidemic in this country, as is the sheer amount of food we eat. Processed foods are not only calorie dense, but the MSG (which goes under 25 or more different names) which is added to most foods actually increases one's appetite (that's why the manufacturers put it there , there is no other reason for it). Please see all the photos at Dr. Mercola's blog.