Diabetes And The Dollar Menu
The culture of our food system today has been skewed towards bad calories versus good calories. The reason why two cheeseburgers at a fast food restaurants is cheaper than a head of broccoli at the grocery store is because those are the foods we’re subsidizing today. Snack food come from commodity crops like corn, soy, and wheat, making those calories cheap and creating income levels as the biggest predictor of obesity.
Watch as the Gonzalez family admits to choosing quantity over quality when it comes to choosing food. They understand the unhealthy consequences that comes to eating fast food but “when they only have a dollar to spend and two kids to feed” they’re at odds of “going to the market and finding something cheap or going straight to the drive through and grabbing two small cheeseburgers” to feed them for the night.”