death by food

Vive la révolution!

Every single one of those in the red is a diet-related disease. Any doctor, any specialist will tell you that. Fact. Diet-related disease is the biggest killer in the United States, right now, here today. This is a global problem. It’s a catastrophe. It’s sweeping the world. England is right behind you, as usual.

I know they were close, but not that close. We need a revolution. Mexico, Australia, Germany, India, China, all have massive problems of obesity and bad health. Think about smoking. It costs way less than obesity now. Obesity costs you Americans 10 percent of your health care bills. 150 billion dollars a year. In 10 years, it’s set to double. 300 billion dollars a year. And let’s be honest, guys, you ain’t got that cash.

I came here to start a food revolution that I so profoundly believe in. We need it. The time is now. We’re in a tipping-point moment.

from Jamie Oliver’s TED Prize speech

It is recorded in Bukhari that Abu Huraira (ra) said:

The family of Muhammad did not eat their fill for three successive days till he died.

Also from Bukhari, Abu Huraira (ra) tells us that:

The Prophet (saws) said, “the food for two people is sufficient for three, and the food of three people is sufficient for four people.

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