What you don’t know CAN hurt youPosted: July 13, 2013
Who doesn’t love food, right? The constant thought of what’s for lunch, what noms we will grab with our friends, or what late night pizza spot we will stop at 2am I am sure crosses the minds of many peers my age.
Over the past year I have learned a lot about myself, my surroundings, and most importantly my food. Food has always been a passion of mine, whether it be sweet desserts, quick bites, sushi feasts, or grandiose dinners. Being a female in my young twenties I have dealt with the pressures of losing weight and eating better for “weight loss” terms, but the idea of if what I was eating was actually good for my body didn’t often cross my mind until recently. I see many peers chugging down soda, devouring packaged foods, and grabbing some late night fast food after a night at the bar on their way home. Being guilty of the same practices, and being one to have had many frequent late night McDonald’s stops, I can’t help but feel the need to spread the word to people of my generation and all generations of what are actually in these foods. The constant talk and spread of cancer in loved ones, friends, and acquaintances, led to my questioning of what we are eating and what these noms that we so love are doing to our bodies. The things I have learned since are undeniably horrifying, not only because of the facts alone, but also because I along with so many other people had NO IDEA. How can you blame someone for eating something or hurting themselves when they do not even realize it?
This blog is not to point fingers or say what people should be doing, it is to educate people like myself the TRUTH about the delicious treats, snacks, drinks, and late night binges that we love. With all the advertising, marketing, and pretty lights and colors around us we are often distracted from what we are actually consuming. Being a marketing major in college I know these tactics through and through, which is why my mind is blown by how much WE don’t know. My goal is to remove the blindfold and open your eyes to some really interesting, horrifying, yet necessary food findings that we all need to know about.