Lose Weight with the Honeybell Orange
America is the fattest nation on the face of the earth. A full third of her population is officially obese and nearly two-thirds are merely overweight. In spite of these staggering statistics, most Americans are reluctant to make judgments about people’s waistlines. Unlike smoking, the number one preventable killer of the last century, obesity exists in a sort of gray area.
With the help of the government, which has levied taxes and made it illegal to smoke indoors, smokers in America became pariahs, outcasts. Not that that was necessarily a bad thing. Cancer deaths attributed to smoking and other tobacco products have fallen precipitously over the last quarter century. But at the same time, obesity has been on the rise. It seems that Americans have replaced one form of addictive behavior with another one. And guess what…both of them can kill you!
Whether you attribute it to heredity or a slow metabolism, being overweight increases the risk of a bevy of deadly diseases and conditions. Perhaps that is why obesity has replaced cancer as the number one form of preventable death in America.
Heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer have all been on the rise in recent years. The one common thread is obesity. Since 1980, the number of obese Americans has doubled and the number of obese children has tripled. That’s right, the kids aren’t alright! The recent rise in obesity has been labeled as an epidemic by the current US Surgeon General, Dr. Regina Benjamin.
What can Americans do? Well, we know that most folks blame the fast food industry, and they certainly don’t help. But the real reason people are packing on the pounds, in our humble opinion, is snacking. Americans rarely snacked between meals or after them in the past. They didn’t eat entire bags of potato chips or a half gallon of ice cream when they watched their favorite shows. It is those extra five hundred empty calories that is partly, even mostly responsible for the obesity epidemic in America.
Our advice to people who are worried about their weight is to find healthy snacks. The Honeybell orange, for example is a sweet, healthy alternative to ice cream, cookies, or other sugary snacks. Why the Honeybell? For one thing, it is far sweeter than ordinary oranges. Not to mention the fact that it is probably the juiciest citrus fruit on earth. Commercial sellers actually ship them with bibs and customers are instructed to eat them on a plate.
The Honeybell orange can be ordered online from commercial orchards in Florida. It is one of the rarest fruits grown in American and is considered a delicacy by fruit fanatics the world over. Because it has an incredibly short harvest season, it is always a good idea to order a Honeybell orange tray weeks, even months before they are picked in late January.
Like most citrus fruits, the Honeybell orange is fat, cholesterol, and sodium free. It is low in calories and high in vitamin C. With seven grams of dietary fiber, the Honeybell orange promotes digestive health and is heart healthy.
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