The U.S. federal government, via the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services, have finally jumped on the abuelita bandwagon: ¡No comas eso! Which is to say, these federal agencies managed to loosen the agribusiness grip on their throats a bit to tell us what we all already knew — processed food and salt is bad for you — in new governmental dietary guidelines.
The basics are eat healthy, exercise, eat lots of fruits and veggies, don’t eat a lot of fat, get your vitamins in and don’t eat a lot of booze, sugar or salt. Pretty standard, ey? Too bad the agribusiness lobby, and the corn lobby in particular, are so powerful that they are able to shove corn syrup into — literally — everything, so that even if you do watch your diet, the bread, tortillas, mayonnaise, juice and whatever else you could possibly think of is already polluted with sugar.
In any case, here are some of the guidelines, for more check out the pretty brochure here:
So, it turns out our mamis and abuelitas were right all along! Now, the government has managed to get on board, what are you going to do? You going to make a change? Do any of these guidelines make sense to you?[Photo By NewsTaco]