Monday, September 13, 2010

Eat Your Veggies!

"Health officials have been trying to promote fruits and vegetables - especially leafy greens - as healthy alternatives to salty, fatty and sugary foods. The goal is to curb the nation's obesity problem and reduce diabetes, heart disease and other maladies tied to bad diets."

Eating veggies is definitely a good thing.  But the problem isn't salty or fatty foods.  (Too much sugar is a problem, but far from the worst one.)  The problem is that some of the foods the "health officials" are telling us to eat is quite bad for us.  They have no idea what they're doing, and never should have started telling us what to eat.  We're adults and we don't need the bad advice: we were far more healthy back when we were eating bacon and eggs for breakfast, and margarine hadn't been invented.