There’s a new kid in town, and his name is health.
Companies are trending towards removing artificial colors, dyes and additives and GMO is becoming the new four letter word. Diet soda is no longer the norm. People are focusing less on weight loss, and more on eating healthy foods.
Yes, there are still diets out there-360, 5:2, Paleo, but Weight watchers and Atkins are taking a back seat. People are starting to realize that dieting just doesn’t work in the long term. Quick results are not what we are wanting anymore-long term health is becoming more important.
I heartily agree with this new outlook. My husband and I woke up to this truth when he was diagnosed with heart disease. It’s nice to see that the population in general is waking up also. You can still be healthy and gluten, dairy, and allergen free. You don’t have to rely on pre-packaged gluten free foods. In fact, the less you eat of these, the better.
Don’t get me wrong, I still buy some of these, but I mostly make things from scratch. I still buy some things pre-made, but I find that they are full of too much sugar and salt. My tastebuds have adjusted and I just can’t tolerate them anymore.
I’m happy to see that people are finally waking up and realizing that you really are what you eat. The American diet of high carb, high salt and high sugar foods is taking a serious toll on us. Obesity is at an all-time high. Change is coming, but there’s still a long way to go to provide healthy foods to every American. There is still a very wide monetary gap. That gap needs to close once and for all. Obesity shouldn’t be a poor person’s disease.
But, the gap is slowly closing and people are changing. Companies are finally listening. I am hoping that this is not just another “fad” and that healthy eating is here to stay.