Meet Jim. The man whose life flashes right before his very eyes, unhealthy habits and all. The choices you teach your child today become the habits they take into their adulthood. This video will really change the way you view healthy eating.
A PSA posted to YouTube by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is making people think twice about what they put into their bodies.
The video begins with a man in the hospital, he’s 32, and he just had a heart attack. This is not your ordinary warning about obesity though.
So why you should make healthy food choices?
Eating a healthy, balanced diet provides nutrients to your body. These nutrients give you energy and keep your heart beating, your brain active, and your muscles working.
Nutrients also help build and strengthen bones, muscles, and tendons and also regulate body processes, such as blood pressure.
Good nutrition can lower your risk of developing a range of chronic diseases. For example, eating more fruit and vegetables can help lower blood pressure and may lower your risk of certain types of cancer (such as colorectal, breast, lung and prostate cancer). Eating less saturated fat may also lower your risk of heart disease.
Healthy eating can also help people that already have some types of disease or illness such as diabetes, high cholesterol and blood pressure. And, of course, improving your eating habits will contribute to you achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.
Healthy eating starts with learning new ways to eat, such as adding more fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and cutting back on foods that have a lot of fat, salt, and sugar.
The video points out that obesity doesn’t happen overnight, by showing you just how it begins.
“You’ll get a shocking sneak peek into the future to see what life might be like for a child who carries unhealthy habits.”
Note: The below video may be upsetting for some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.