“If you are what you eat, and you don’t know what you are eating, what’s been added, altered or removed, how can you know who you are or have the healthy you aspire to?” Edward Bauman, PHD (2010)
- Refined Sugar- The average teenage boy eats 109 LBS of sugar a year
- Just from 2001 to 2005 the intake of added sugars for Americans was 22.2 teaspoons per day or 355 calories per day.
- Sugar has no vitamins or minerals, just calories.
- Sugar flushes minerals from the body
- Promotes growth of cancerous cells
That it makes us fat is something we take for granted. That it might also be making us sick is harder to accept.
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- ” Today heart disease causes at least 40% of all US deaths….”
- “An American born in 2000 has a 1 in 3 chance of developing diabetes in his lifetime; the risk is even greater for a Hispanic or African-American. A diagnosis of diabetes subtracts roughly twelve years from ones life and living with the condition incurs costs of $13,000 a tear” (Pollan, 2007)
FAST FOOD are FALSE FOODS
- Fast foods are made from the least expensive ingredients possible and are loaded with chemicals, damaged fats, artificial ingredients, and flavor enhancers. (Schlosser, 2001)
- Junk food markets target children as young as 3 yrs old, and in 202 spent $15 BILLION in children’s marketing alone.
- “Americans now spend more money on fast food than on higher education, personal computers, or new cars.” Eric Schlooser Fast Food Nation
- The problem today is that our nation’s supermarkets are selling beef that contains levels of antibiotics, pesticides and toxic metals that exceed what is considered acceptable limits for human health. Yet regulations in the US do not have maximum tolerable levels for most of the substance thereby allowing these contaminated products to inconspicuously enter the food stream and end up in our shopping cats and on our dinner tables.
THINGS TO LIVE by.. (Michael Polin)
1. Avoid food products containing ingredients that no ordinary human would keep in the pantry.
– Ethoxylated diglycerides?Cellulose? Xantham gum? Calcium proponiate? If you wouldn’t cook with them, why would you let other use those ingredients to cook for you?
2. Avoid food products containing ingredients that third grader cannot pronounce.
3. avoid foods that are pretending to be something they are not.
-margarine, nonfat cream cheese, ( imitation foods!!)
4. Avoid foods you see advertised on television.
– Only the biggest food manufacturers can afford to advertise on tv.
5. Eat only foods that will eventually rot.
– The more processed the food, the longer the shelf life (real food is ALIVE and therefore it should eventually DIE!)
6. Buy your snacks at the Farmers Market.
– Fresh and dried fruit, nuts, veggie chips
7. EAT animals that have themselves eaten well.
8. EAT well-grown food from healthy soil.
9. EAT sweet foods you can identify in nature.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”-Hippocrates