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Today's very sad Quote of the Day from tne NYTimes.com about the foods Americans eat

QUOTATION OF THE DAY

"There is nothing you can say that will get people to eat more veggies."
HARRY BALZER,
of the NPD Group, a market research company.

NYTImes Article "Told to Eat its Vegetables, America Orders Fries"

...CDC (center for disease control) did a nation-wide behavioral study and "
Only 26 percent of the nation’s adults eat vegetables three or more times a day,.." (and french fries don't count).

There are many sad SAD statistics in this article. I think the only way this statistic will change is from within families. It will need to be word of mouth and experience. The quote at the end about junk food will always be more appealing than vegetables is a brainwash fallacy. Yes, it is true that many people would pick junk as a snack over veggies, but that's because their taste palate is so misaligned to cooked foods, salt, and sugar that they can't taste what veggies really taste like. I noted this when I was raw for about a week. Suddenly, veggies tasted clearer, cleaner, and more complex. Any other foods I tried became bland, over salty, or just plan not appealing. I can't tell you how thankful I am for this process and I don't know why it happened, but it helps when the junk food commercials start hitting hard on evening TV or in the browser window.

Has anyone else found that their palate has "matured" in following a more raw diet?

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Comment by Heather L.O.V.E. on September 26, 2010 at 6:13am
This is why we must get our stories out! We must heal the world with our light.

This is why I make sure my green drinks are front and center on my desk in my quart jars. Patients are forever coming up and asking, "What in the world are you drinking?!" And I am happy to tell them. And I make sure to say, "And it's delicious! And oh, by the way, I've taken off over 125 lbs and I never feel deprived and I feel awesome and healthy and better than I ever have!"

Instead of spreading disease, we can spread health. Each one teach one. Shine your light!
Comment by Deborah Grissam on September 25, 2010 at 7:26pm
That is a very interesting article. I know exactly how people feel who don't eat veggies. We are all so fast paced and like they said, once you buy veggies, you have to schedule your life around them. I totally understand that. But once you get into the habit of eating salads and fruits, then your mind gets around keeping the produce fresh and using it up before it spoils. My kids love salads and they will always eat a salad as a first course. They are also big fans of smoothies- and occasionally they will eat an apple with peanut butter. We just have to keep on keeping on and offer the veggies and fruits on a daily basis and go with the items that the kids like. They also will eat the celery with almond butter and chocolate chips. I want to try some of the raw desserts. We don't often have dessert but I bet they will go for that.
Comment by Diane on September 25, 2010 at 4:23pm
Not only does it not taste as good, but my body rejects it more, ( Ate a piece of cheese last night and have felt horrible all day.......yuck)
Comment by Susan : ) on September 25, 2010 at 3:53pm
Yep...my tastes buds 'grew up'! : )
Comment by Hot Ta-Molly on September 25, 2010 at 3:10pm
Hi Stacey. I know that when I do eat SAD food it tastes too... salty, bland, like something just isn't right. And I don't enjoy it (chips being the hardest thing for me to stop eating) as much as I thought I would. Then I regret eating something that wasn't good or good for me. But then, I will actually crave a green smoothie, as if my body needs to rush out all that gookie stuff. At least my body knows what I need even if my brain doesn't, yet. :o)

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