It turns out that it’s not just the food that our kids we need to worry about. It’s not even just the foods we eat during pregnancy. The foods we eat throughout our lives can very well have an impact on our future children’s DNA, even if we haven’t officially started, ahem, working on said children just yet. What’s even scarier is that our food choices today can affect our DNA so greatly that they will impact future generations as well.
These eating choices can actually cause mutations in our genetic makeup, which makes you wonder how we fare given the steady rise of fast food and general processed junk in this nation. Experts say that if we make healthy choices and eat well, we can actually do the opposite, too—yield a species of healthy, strong children who have a lower risk of disease and a greater chance at longer lives. When you think about this—how the future of mankind depends on your diet—well, it feels a bit humbling when you want to go through the Drive-Thru.
For those of us who already have kids, it might seem too late—but we can still raise our kids to make healthy choices and help them not only be well, but give their children a great start, too.