Friday, September 10, 2010
Bad, bad Americans, still not eating your veggies
I don’t even remember the last governmental fiat—11 veggies a day, was it? Seven?
I do remember it was a lot for a species with only one stomach. Cows at least have two to moosh up all that grass.
Despite the nannies harping on our lamentable veggie under consumption, the Centers for Disease Control sadly notes that only one state increased consumption of at least two servings of fruit and three of veggies a day from 2000 to 2009. The increase was small even for the Potato State.
In Idaho those who hit the fruit goal went from 27.9% of the people to 32.9. Veggie-crunchers also went up 3%.
Bad news, though—10 states dropped in plant consumption.
See, here’s the thing.
Some people don’t like veggies. Some don't even like fruit.
Some veggies don’t like people (methane-related incidents).
Veggies and fruit cost.
If you say you are eating canned veggies (I do), people get that “what an idiot” expression.
Even compost heaps are fed up.
Seriously, though—what about those juices with hidden “veggies”? Pretty sneaky, huh?
Oh, heck—sneak a leaf into your diet. Get the Sandal Set off your back.