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Old 08-28-2018, 07:29 AM
 
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In poor or rural areas, it's often dififcult to find healthy food, and it's expensive.
But in rural areas, you can grow your own very healthy food.
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Old 08-28-2018, 07:34 AM
 
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It was also a remnant from the great depression when it was hard for people to afford basic food on a consistent basis.
Or when producing food actually took personal effort. My immigrant grandmother raised chickens, pigs, a vegetable garden, made her own pasta from scratch, etc. All that work, and you'd better clean your plate!
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Old 08-28-2018, 10:23 AM
 
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But in rural areas, you can grow your own very healthy food.
Right, but... Who has time to do that now that we all have to be staring at our phones 24/7?

Personally, I believe this would be a useful enterprise for the population on public assistance.
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Old 08-28-2018, 10:39 AM
 
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Right, but... Who has time to do that now that we all have to be staring at our phones 24/7?

Personally, I believe this would be a useful enterprise for the population on public assistance.
Vegetable gardening requires an output of money to start, it is actually an expensive hobby, and if the person doesn't know what they are doing it might be for nothing. I don't think most people on assistance have anything extra from their check to even begin such a project. It might be a good project for a community, either a large public vegetable garden, or a city giving out tomato plants and fertilizer, etc. but it's just ignorance to assume they can go to Home Depot and purchase everything they'd need, including tools.
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Old 08-28-2018, 10:40 AM
 
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Vegetable gardening requires an output of money to start, it is actually an expensive hobby, and if the person doesn't know what they are doing it might be for nothing. I don't think most people on assistance have anything extra from their check to even begin such a project.
As meant as "workfare" versus "welfare." Teach people to be self-sustaining or at least to produce and give back something while receiving something.
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Old 08-28-2018, 11:05 AM
 
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My friend keeps harping on the excessive Omega 6's we consume, which contribute to inflammation and obesity

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition...e-inflammation
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Old 08-28-2018, 11:11 AM
 
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My friend keeps harping on the excessive Omega 6's we consume, which contribute to inflammation and obesity

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition...e-inflammation
Cardiac problems and alzheimer's.
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Old 09-02-2018, 04:28 PM
 
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"Finish everything on your plate" is a remnant from the days when people sat down at tables with their families three times a day for meals of healthy real food and THAT WAS ALL THEY ATE ALL DAY (the rest of the day they were engaged in physical labor or play). Now I can confidently say that most people I know don't eat meals at tables with family, but just eat constantly; again, usually while driving or riding in a car going somewhere or while mindlessly staring at a screen of some sort. "Big" difference!
In my mother's case it was play...tennis, swimming, or golf. There wasn't any manual labor being done by anyone in the family. I enjoyed another post on this thread where the poster mentioned that her grandparents had a washer and dryer in the early 1960s....that it wasn't as though they were washing clothes down by the river . That prompted me to think about the laundry room in the last of the two 'school year houses' my grandparents owned (and where my mother spent almost all of her childhood) in the 1930s and 1940s. It has been for sale within the last 25 years (my grandparents sold it in the late 1940s or early 1950s and moved to a smaller house that actually had more full bathrooms) and I stopped by to look at it. It was a 3+ level house, 6,000+ sf, with 6 bedrooms and 4 full and 2 half baths. One level consisted of a guest/'2nd housekeeper' bedroom, a hall bath, a housekeeper's bedroom with an en suite bath, and a big laundry room next to the housekeeper's bed and bath.
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Old 10-13-2018, 04:12 PM
 
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Just back from 3 weeks in No. Italy and the population there was not obese the way we Americans are. And they eat lots of pasta and baked goods.

Their portions are a lot smaller, their ingredients are a lot purer, and they exercise a lot more than we do. Lots of walking, carrying of groceries, and evening strolls. Saw very few people drinking sodas...or eating "snacks" and junk food.
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Old 10-13-2018, 06:16 PM
 
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the lean and low fat craze was b.s. watch the magic pill on Netflix

sugars and carbs are the real food demons not meat not fats


we reward kids with ice cream, we love pies cakes ...all kinds of sweets..

I have a sweet tooth love ice cream..pastries…..cookies.. its too easy to eat all this crap..


also 80 yrs ago 20% of the work force were office jobs..now its 3x that
we have a sedentary lifestyle..... and … I see a ton of people at planet fitness.... trying to lose weight because they let themselves go....instead of changing their ways at 25 lbs they wait to 100lbs overweight and more ..

maybe Europeans are more vocal about telling someone they better change their ways ...they are endangering their health by getting so big..
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