With the multiple issues humans have created relating to the health of our planet, our soil, our minds and our bodies, the evidence continues to point to the most important concern; how we feed our children. If they cannot survive into their adulthood disease free what hope does the planet have to survive? Presently, American children consume less than 2 percent of their daily meals from fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes. Instead 90 percent of their calories are consumed in the form of refined white flour and sugar, chemically contaminated dairy products and hydrogenated oils.
According to Dr. Joel Fuhrman, author of Disease Proof Your Child, “The modern diet that most children are eating today creates a fertile cellular environment for cancer to emerge at a later age. When our children donít eat fruits and vegetables and instead are fed junk food, the groundwork may be laid for cancer and other diseases down the road.” That’s a pretty strong statement to make, but in light of the fact that by the time a child is 15 months old the most common vegetable they eat are French fries; and about 25% of toddlers between ages one and two eat no fruits and vegetables at all, Dr. Fuhrman has a strong case.
“Scientific research has uncovered factors that help to create an environment in our bodies, which is favorable for cancers to surface later in life; and we now understand the precise dietary factors that can prevent cancer in our childís future.” With this important information Dr. Furman believes it is important to feed a child nutrient dense plant foods in the first ten years of life in order to prevent developing cancer and auto immune disease as an adult.