The Truth About Food Today
If you're younger than 50 you may not know...
America used to be a "healthy" country. If you ate what your Grandmother or her Grandmother ate you'd be healthy!
Grandmothers, like mine, used to eat things like: bananas, Cream of Wheat, macaroni she boiled and put real shredded cheese on, bread pudding, fish, and homemade apple pie.
McDonald's actually started in 1937 but became very popular in 1960's when people began driivng a lot. A friend of mine over the age of 50, remembers people protesting McDonald's saying they didn't think the food cooked so fast would be healthy. Nevertheless, it grew and now is a huge worldwide chain. What do we know about McDonalds?
We know it contributes greatly to people being obese in this country. And now even some other countries are getting fat due to McDonalds being in their area.
Have you heard of Super Size Me, the movie where a man does an experiment and eats McDoanlds food for every meal and starts to feel depressed and lethargic and even feels a lower sex drive? Well, in another documentary Food Inc, I learned that 90% of our food is unhealthy. Cows are being fed corn (not green grass) and kept in warehouses without sunlight until they get fat and can barely walk to be slaughtered.
Hmmm. We have a huge problem today with our meat, eggs, chicken, and milk, and almost everything we eat.
Companies are putting high fructose corn syrup in nearly every food you buy in the store including many brands of these:
- juice drinks
- snacks like chips/cheese curls
- Pancake mix
- orange juice
- cookies and cakes
- granola bars
What does it mean? Watch Food Inc! It means we have to read every label, spend more money on healthy food, and keep it simple. (Anything with more than a few ingredients means added stuff you don't want!!!)
What is healthy today?
Try to buy lots of FRESH FOODS and cook your own such as:
- ORGANIC MEAT
- Foods that you've read the labels and are free of high fructose corn syrup and no diet food! Why you ask?
DIET FOODS HAVE ASPARATAME. IF YOU GOOGLE ASPARATAME, YOU WILL FIND OUT IT IS A FAKE FOOD, A CHEMICAL, THAT CAUSES CANCER, FIBROMYALGIA, AND EVEN DEATH (MOST LIKELY IN LARGE AMOUNTS.)
YOU JUST CAN'T EAT FAKE FOOD OR CHEMICALS AND EXPECT TO BE HEALTHY OR LIVE.
Did you know that it's been said many food companies are making their foods addictive ?
REASONS PEOPLE ARE FAT
- The way food is made today (unless organic); it is addicting and fattening
- some people can't afford organic food- it's very expensive
- Many people are on psychiatric medications which make it almost impossible to lose the gained weight
- We live sedentary lives--many work office jobs--it's hard to motivate