Thursday, 23 March 2017

WE WERE HEALTHIER BACK THEN

happy children playing - stock vector


One of the reasons I decided to slow down and live an easier life is to see if over time I can be self sufficient enough that I no longer have to rely on shops and technology for all our needs. The amount of additives, colourings and preservatives in food ( all which have numbers...Read chemicals ) is growing all the time.

When I was growing up there were very few kids with allergies. Now asthma, food allergies, skin irritations and obesity is part of the norm. We didn't have all the processed food that is around today. Yes we ate cake...it was made from scratch by Mum. Yes we ate fried food but again it was made at home. Toasted sandwiches and fry ups on Sundays. Often meat and 3 veg was the main meal. Not the healthiest of diets you say, no but there was no junk food, only fish and chips as a treat once in a while. Yet we didn't get ill. We didn't have reactions. It was basic but clean honest food. We ate , we played and slept well.


Milk came in a bottle with cream on top. Homogenised only. Again no problems. Very few people were lactose intolerant. Everything was full fat, full cream. Yet we weren't overweight. 


We only watched TV after dinner, we were too busy doing other things. We helped around the house. Played in the streets and talked to each over. A Saturday night often found the family at the kitchen table with all our friends playing cards.


No one was lonely, no one was bored. Life was busy and happy.


Was it a bed of roses. No not always but sometimes I have to wonder how much of ourselves have we lost by becoming so enchanted with the fast paced world with its fascinating technology that consumes our time every day.


Enjoy your day 
Jan

3 comments:

  1. It's like a dream to look back on our childhood. It will still appear the dream for our kids when they grow older also, so long as we as parents, maintain the family way we've always known. It's the very best we can do under the circumstances. But technlology has taken over jobs and thus many people are actually only able to rely on tehnology in order to complete their paid tasks.

    I agree with a night off a week from "screens" and technology. A tent in the backyard is good ;-)

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    1. Lisa they say one week of camping is said to reset our natural body clocks. I know I could sure do with that sometimes

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  2. I agree 😊 If only there were more safe places to camp...

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