Ian Somerhalder Vents Frustration for Being Grocery-Shamed
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Stunned by people's reaction to his healthy shopping cart, the husband of Nikki Reed points out on his social media account that 'the public poisons itself daily with bad food choices.'

AceShowbiz - Ian Somerhalder has been food-shamed for stocking up on green vegetables at a grocery store.

"The Vampire Diaries actor often talks about his diet and exercise regime, and has long advocated for the benefits of abiding by a balanced eating plan.

However, Ian has now taken to Instagram to share how stunned he was when a random woman recently stopped him in a store to point out that she had "never" seen a basket so well stocked with fruit and vegetables.

"A woman just stopped me in the grocery store and told me that she had never seen a basket like mine," he captioned a photo of his shopping cart, which appeared to be filled with lettuce, cauliflower, carrots, kale, and garlic. "I told her that I have never NOT seen this type of basket in my grocery-shopping behaviour. A few others chimed in saying that it was a very strange sight! WTF (what the f**k)? A strange sight? I'm in a grocery store. It's food. It got me thinking and really fired up."

In his rant, Ian explained that he hoped that he didn't come across as "preachy." However, the star, who welcomed a daughter named Bodhi with his actress wife Nikki Reed last year (17), wanted to make the point that people need to take responsibility for what they are eating and emphasised that it isn't impossible to swap processed goods for fresh foods.

"I don't mean to sound like a d**k - or preachy but this is nuts: how is it, that grown professional people in a major American city have never seen a grocery basket full of normal & healthy foods that just all happen to be green or not processed. We're so far down the rabbit hole of packaged and "convenient" foods that our society is paying the price & so is our future. No one in our government is helping us be healthier through education. Why would they? Sick people are GREAT for business," the 40-year-old commented.

To conclude his post, Ian noted that with a good diet and enough exercise, "everything else will start to fall into place."

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I hope I don’t come off as an ass... A woman just stopped me in the grocery store and told me that she had never seen a basket like mine.I told her that I have never NOT seen this type of basket in my grocery-shopping behavior.A few others chimed in saying that it was a very strange sight! WTF?A strange sight?I’m in a grocery store.It’s food.It got me thinking and really fired up...I hear in the news constantly, in legislative bodies debating and the public complaining out right bitching about healthcare costs, drug companies and doctors and what rising costs do to our society, our lives and our economy. I know our system isn’t great.Yet, the public poisons itself daily with bad food choices. Food is medicine and medicine is food. It’s a fact. If we want to see our healthcare system changed, be a healthier society- and it will. How does that sound? Logical right? I don’t mean to sound like a dick- or preachy but this is nuts: how is it, that grown professional people in a major American city have never seen a grocery basket full of normal&healthy foods that just all happen to be green or not processed.We’re so far down the rabbit hole of packaged and “convenient” foods that our society is paying the price&so is our future.No one in our government is helping us be healthier through education.Why would they?Sick people are GREAT for business... It’s pretty simple:If you want to look well, feel well and BE well- just eat well. Obviously excersise as well, as much as you can.Everything else will start to fall into place.My mom raised me on no money&mostly as a single parent yet, she still ate well&exercised and it shaped my life.We make excuses why we can’t find the time to take care of ourselves and we end up past the point of no return... Why is that?How is it that we can’t see that:Happy and healthy people make a happy and healthy world.It’s hard to see that through a fog of prescription drugs, energy drinks&strong sleep aids. It’s hard I know, but its time to change. You wouldn’t put the wrong gas in your car, so why would you put wrong food in your body? We MUST take responsibility for what we put into our bodies starting now. We can do it.Ok.I’ll stop.Thnks

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"You wouldn't put the wrong gas in your car, so why would you put (the) wrong food in your body? We MUST take responsibility for what we put into our bodies starting now. We can do it," he added.

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