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Tired of Seeing Unhealthy Food in Stores?


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I AM! More than I could even explain to you!

I’m glad that we’re really starting to see manufacturers of food giving us alternative choices, not just low-cal options either.

tablesaltI mean for people who have limitations in their diet for Sodium and Salt intake, or whether they have high cholesterol, are obese or shouldn’t have sugar or refined flour and other ingredients, there are more choices out there.

Why am I being so “funny” about this?
I guess I’m being funny because 1 in 3 children are obese or overweight now in the USA. Probably because more people are dying of illnesses that could be “fixed” with food.

I eat a very healthy diet, and when I eat “packaged” or “processed” food, it is uncommon. I don’t put salt on my food or consume excess sodium, knowingly.

However, I just got rid of a kidney stone that was 3 mm – pretty darn big for them…

Yes, I know that the packaged food I do eat probably has some type of nutritional facts that I could have read.  Yes, you should always take responsibility for your own health and diet.

Although, when traveling, it is quite a bit more difficult to eat in a healthy way, especially eating out…You don’t really know what they put in or how much, or what preservatives or what have you.

Now, I must become an expert on salt – in all shapes and forms – that I am ingesting or might ingest.

High salt intake can cause a number of health problems, such as hypertension, kidney and gall stones, risk of stomach cancer and a whole host of other issues.

However, low salt intake can cause just as many problems, if you don’t get enough of it, as it is an essential mineral for your body to function properly.

* For more information on the policy paper that The Grocery Manufacturers Association just released on salt and sodium in our food – it’s all about what salt is, why it’s important, why it’s bad, why it’s used, how it’s used, labeling issues and everything in between!

The thing is, we fund the industry…We, as a nation, are eating these unhealthy foods…

If food manufacturers were making money feeding us healthy food, they would make more of it…However,t he vast majority of sales are from the full salt, full flavor, full preservatives, full fat foods that we can’t wait to consume on a regular basis.

Be an informed consumer and an advocate for your own health – Without your health, you have no life.


I hope you found What’s New interesting on Through the Eyes of Kimberly Edwards! Until next time…

I Am & Will Continue To Be,

Kimberly Edwards 🙂

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