Doesn’t this just seem like common sense? I thought so, but apparently not. A study was just reported that rats that are fed a diet of junk food while pregnant are much more likely to produce offspring that are obese. Well, duh!
The offspring, when grown, continued to chow down on the unhealthy stuff even when presented with the regular, healthier food. Duh, again! Junk food tastes good. Rats aren’t stupid, people!
And even though this study wasn’t conducted on humans, scientists believe the findings directly relate to people. Say it with me now everyone, “duh!”
Am I the only one that thinks this is kind of pointless? Shouldn’t we be trying to figure out how to reverse the junk food cravings than showing they exist in the first place? Of course they exist. Half the country is overweight.
Sorry for the rant. But I think it needed to be said. On a related note, women that are expecting a child should definitely try to eat healthier diets. I mean, c’mon. What you eat directly feeds your baby. You have to remember that. If you’re not sure if you’re pregnant, use an at home pregnancy test. The sooner you start eating better during your pregnancy, the healthier you and baby will be.