Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

We Need Our Love Affair with Food to Be Healthier

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

We Need Our Love Affair with Food to Be Healthier

Article excerpt

AMID news that we're all getting bigger, the Heart Foundation has called for a ban on marketing junk food to kids and a tax on sugary drinks. I'm all for it.

We all have an unnatural relationship with food.

Food is simply fuel to keep our bodies up and running, but we've turned it into a boutique indulgence at every turn.

And it's hard to shut off because temptation is absolutely everywhere.

I'm no exception to the rule when it comes to loving naughty foods -- desserts, pizza, milkshakes... who doesn't love them?

But we do need to start doing things differently and thinking more clearly about what we're doing to our bodies.

What excites our senses is not always exciting our vital functions.

We just don't have the same mental restrictions in place when it comes to food as we do for things like alcohol and cigarettes but I think we need to get there.

And manufacturers need to play their part by using healthier ingredients.

Try buying regular groceries without sugar in them and see how hard it gets. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.