QUOTATION OF THE DAY
"There is nothing you can say that will get people to eat more veggies."
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?