June 5, 2016

Why Pinterest Pins Could Be Bad For Your Health

With the rising health craze, it's no big surprise that Pinterest pinners have gotten on the bandwagon to make a buck with their pins. Unfortunately moms like you and I who want to get healthy and bask in all of the nutritional knowledge are often fooled by those pins. a huge example is one I stumbled across this morning. When it comes to fitness and healthy eating, I'm learning as I go and loving it. I'm nearly 41 years old and not in the best shape of my life, so for me it's time. And as a freelance writer, I feel as if I have this bonus because of all of the health research I have done over the years for my clients.

Processed food is certainly on the big list of health conscious moms who are concerned about what we are serving to our family. I don't know about you, but to me processed is anything, and I mean anything that is packaged. If man has their packaging on it, chances are it contains chemicals and other junk we should be running away from. So when we see eat clean pins on pinterest, we tend to pin them for later, because clean eating means non-processed, right?

I was surfing pinterest today when I came across a pin like this one, from PureWow. It sure looks great doesn't it? A week's worth of clean eating recipe! How thoughtful of them, right? WRONG.

Now don't get me wrong, not all of the recipes are bad. But take a gander at this little link right here. Of course, you'll notice it takes you to another website, nothing really to do with PureWow, but that's not really what we should be alarmed about. Notice they talk about the eggs and avocado, but nothing about that slice of bread. Yes, it may have the word whole wheat, but bread is processed folks, no matter how you look at it.

And yes, I'm pretty sure this site isn't the only one out there misleading moms everywhere. Now let's get angry, let's get pissed. Yes, I said it. That should piss you off. We are taking in all of this knowledge, counting on help when we are new to the subject, only to learn not all of the knowledge we find is REAL.

It's not to say we should avoid pinterest pinners altogether. We just need to be more cautious, especially when it comes to our family's health.

The moral of the story is obvious by now if it wasn't earlier, simply don't believe  everything you see on pinterest.  And while I'm no nutritional expert, I can tell you this,
if you're going to eat clean, do it from scratch. Gather your vegetables from your garden or local farmer's market when possible. Skip the meat or buy it from a local farmer. Do your research. KEEP IT REAL.
Matthew Cramer aka Superman

Joy Smith also known as The Insane Writer, is the author of the Sci-Fi novel, The Generation. She can be found on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and LinkedIn.

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