Sometimes you don't realize you should be aware of something until you become aware of the contrary opinion, if that makes any sense. Long story short: it never occurred to me to know whether or not the milk used in my Greek yogurt came from cows treated with growth hormones.
But now that I know that's a factor, what the HELL do I do with that information???
Well considering the fact that I've eaten "hormonal meat" (ew...that did NOT sound right) almost my whole adult life, I don't think having it in my Greek yogurt will compound any problems nor will I think changing JUST Greek yogurt will take any problems away. But it is nice for me to know there is a choice.
Today on Bariatric Foodie, I review a hormone-free Greek yogurt and share some thoughts about how I approach what's in my food. Check it out!
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From what I’ve read, scientists are taking behavioral changes into account but that, as a society, there has been in tandem a rise in the percentage of the population that is obese alongside the rise in hormones used in meats, which is why they are studying it. There isn’t necessarily a correlation yet (I don’t think…I should double check) but there are theories.
My kids don’t eat any of the things you described and are active and at 9 and 12 are obese. They have been tested for thyroid problems and have none. Their doctor of course things that hormones can be contributing. I remind him not to rule out genetics, although I wasn’t quite as big as a child as they are.
At any rate, food for thought. I think there are a multitude of things contributing to childhood obesity, but I think it is noteworthy that in countries that attempt to mass produce food by way of things like hormones, they are all experiencing higher rates of childhood obesity, even in countries known to traditionally have smaller people (parts of
I await conclusive studies myself. And it’s easy enough to find hormone-free meat for me to just incorporate that into my life. I figure it won’t kill my children so why not?
For the record, I'm not a big fan of synthetic hormones anywhere. I do not take the pill (I was blessed with a perfect 28 day cycle. The only time it has ever not been 28 days was when I was preggers or when I was rapidly losing. The only reason I got preggers was ignoring what I KNOW to be true about my cycle).
I also stay away from giving them too much soy. Just because too much of anything is too much.