Monday, July 15, 2013

America: Overfed and Undernourished!!!

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We are a country of overfed and undernourished people.  Why is that?

We are eating too much, but we are lacking in the seven key nutrients.   We are eating so many processed foods that are deficient in nutrients. 

 If we eat fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and other non-processed foods we can get the required amount of nutrients, but not with all the processed foods.

The Obesity Paradox:  Overfed but Undernourished.

This article written by Kristin Wartman reports on a study that suggests that obesity correlates with malnourishment.

We used to see people that showed their ribs and that was our picture of a malnourished person.  Now when you look around and see obese people you should think malnourished.  

Here is a quote from the article that I found quite interesting.  You really should read the entire article.  It is very informative.

I asked senior research scientist at MIT and author of several papers on the subject, Stephanie Seneff, for a response to Bayne's comments. "I hate this calorie is a calorie message," Seneff said in a telephone interview. "It's completely wrong. When you eat a high carbohydrate diet, especially a processed foods diet, you're getting way too much fuel compared to all those other things you need. And this imbalance is what leads to the obesity profile."

We need to really think about the actual foods we are eating if we want to lose excess weight and improve our health.


  1. I read something years ago that referred to the junk food and processed foods as empty calories. Meaning you get your caloric quantity each day (and then some) but not your nutritional quotient. Thus...empty calories.

  2. I have to agree with this... many times I have eaten empty calories... yet still felt unsatisfied... now that I am eating healthy I can feel the difference.:)

  3. A very catchy and very true title and content you've got here. Sad, but true. It's funny what we allow to be acceptable, isn't it?

  4. It works the other way too, you can have very skinny people with high body fat. They look thin, but health wise have many of the same problems of those that are very over weight. Body size is an interesting thing since it doesn't necessarily equate to health. Great post :)

  5. So true Betty! You really have to grow your own food nowadays, because everything out there is mostly junk. Thanks for sharing and thanks for linking up today! #teamwholefood :-)


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