Tudiabetes is always filled with discussions about what we should eat and what we should not eat. Most of us seem to be bugged by people who comment on our food choices. We also have discussions and arguments about whether junk food, inactivity, and obesity cause Type 2 diabetes.
Well, I'm not going to give opinions on any of that serious stuff except to say that you don't need to worry about Walmart being the diabetes police. There was a Walmart insert in my newspaper this morning, and these are the foods that were advertised on the front page: pizza rolls, breaded chicken, orange soda, root-beer, and ketchup. And best of all, for under $16 you can treat the whole bunch to an 8-pack of orange soda, a huge box of rice krispie treats, a package of butterfinger candy, and mini boxes of Nerds candy.
I opened the flyer and thought I saw some bags of frozen vegetables. But no, it was 3 kinds of candy corn. Did you know that candy corn now comes in green in addition to orange, brown, and yellow?
I know that this kind of food is cheap, but do we eat so much of it because it's what Walmart throws at us or is it all they advertise because that's all we're buying from them? I suppose both things are true. But at least I know now I can go to Walmart to grocery shop and no one will ask: "Should you be eating that?"