Of all the foods on the market that tempt our children—and us—a majority of them contain at least one ingredient that, when consumed in large amounts on a regular basis, can be very bad for our children’s growing bodies, and not so good for us either. High fructose corn syrup has been on the market since 1970, and according to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, between 1970 and 1990 consumption of it increased over 1,000 percent. It's no coincidence that this correlates with skyrocketing obesity rates in America.
Then there are hydrogenated oils, also known as trans fats. One doctor explains on his website, which we link to below, that “hydrogenation of oils is achieved by bubbling hydrogen through the oil in the presence of a metal catalyst, such as nickel, platinum, aluminum, at 248 to 410 degrees Fahrenheit. Remnants of these metals stay in the finished product and are consumed.” Hmmmm. Steel yourself for this report before you read it.
All of this was alarmingly interesting enough to devote a TRACKS Linkzine to, so here it is. We’re starting it off with a couple of generic articles listing the best and worse foods for kids. What follows may surprise you...
It's really me Kelli. Somebody hacked my old email email@example.com Anyway, glad to be back! WOW what a new format. Where are the rest of the mom's and dad's? Anybody home school in the RTP area? Will try to upload some recent photo's. My last…Continue