The Food Industry!
Does the food industry cause sugar addiction?
With so much conflicting information about the food industry and sugar addiction, who do you listen to and how do you get the best tips for a healthy lifestyle? Simple! You start with the person who’s most closely connected to you. – That person is YOU – or rather – YOUR BODY. Your body wants you to be lean and healthy as much as you do.
If you are not fit and well, neither is your body. It has been designed to help keep you in top condition. But it can only do so if you give it the types of food it understands and is able to process. You may not know the best food choices, or what constitutes a healthy lifestyle. But your body does. You need to learn how to listen to it. The human body was programmed eons ago, to expect particular types of food. This was the traditional foods that evolved and grew with us for centuries.
Food industry facts!
Despite the efforts of the food industry to prove otherwise. Our traditional diet was always made up of mostly protein foods. We need high protein foods for energy. We need it to mend our bones when they break. To repair our muscles when they get injured. To recover when we are ill and to give us the best chance possible for a long life. Our children cannot grow and survive without protein foods and neither can we. Yet, to accommodate a greedy, self-serving food industry. An industry, whose products are entirely based on carb foods. We have allowed them to dictate what is healthy food and what is not.
As a result we have been on a diet, almost devoid of protein foods, for forty years. The damage has been immense. So much so that the food industry has been forced to backtrack a little and now acknowledge that a limited amount of protein should be encouraged. That’s no doubt why, according to their packaging, they are gradually introducing a measure of protein to all their products. The question we should be asking is; how does genuine protein get into a factory produced carbohydrate product. And can it still be called a protein? To be edible, how could it ever represent more than a tiny percentage of the food product. It is yet another attempt to mislead the public. The fact is, we cannot have too much protein food. Our body makes us ‘full’ before we overeat. That cannot be said for processed carb foods. We are addicted to them, so we know no limits!
The food industry depends on our food addiction for their survival!
The question is, what about our survival? Carbohydrates were a small part of our diet for the first 60 – 70,000 years. We were nomads and never remained anywhere long enough to grow and harvest grains. We were limited to our natural protein foods and the carb foods that grew naturally around us. In many parts of the world, carbohydrates were regularly excluded from our diet due to harsh winters and deadly famines. We even survived an Ice Age, without carbohydrates. The Eskimos have always lived a healthy life without carbs. We not only survive on protein foods, we thrive. -Or we wouldn’t be here today! Not till 12,000 years ago, at the end of the last Ice Age, did we begin to settle in hamlets, store food and have a steady supply of carbohydrates. Did we pig-out on sugar and other processed carbs? Did we begin to demand breakfast cereal? Of course not. Those foods did not exist.
Are carbohydrates necessary for the food industry?
Carbohydrates were never essential to human survival. But they are essential to the food industry s survival. Carbs have no actual health value. Our body converts all carbohydrates to glucose. Glucose is pure liquid sugar. It is also the fuel our body uses when we have energy to burn. If we don’t have any energy, we won’t burn any glucose. Our body has no way to store glucose. What we don’t burn is stored as body fat. Normal body fat is not related to the fat we eat. It is made by our body from the excess carbohydrates we eat. Therefore, it is not eating fat that makes us fat, it is eating excess carbohydrates! This is not what the food industry wants you to know. Does it matter what they want? You need to realize that we are talking about, probably, the most powerful, influential industry in the world. The government has given them the power to decide the content of your children’s school lunch? You don’t get a say.
This is an industry without a heart. it is converting children to addicts with sugar and snack foods to guarantee yet another fresh generation of addicts. It has happily prospered from a food addiction for forty years. They are the envy of any drug cartel. Sugar was unknown till around 3-400 years ago. Till then only our body could produce sugar. In those days people knew and understood their body. They actually paid attention to it. Processed carbohydrates, which today make up the greater proportion of the foods we eat, did not arrive on the scene till the 20th century. That’s when we began to manufacture foods like breakfast cereals. We have become conditioned to believe that food produced in a factory can be part of a healthy diet. We assume it is normal.
Till forty years ago, our food choices included just a fraction of the carbohydrates we now consume every day. The carbs we don’t use as glucose, end up as normal body fat. Is it any wonder everyone is busy getting fat? Our body was not designed to be obese. Nor were we designed to diet. The body cannot tell the difference between a diet and a famine. It is programmed to respond to famine. That means; each time you diet, your body slows down and prepares to store fat. As soon as you return to normal food, your body sets out to regain every ounce of fat you have lost. It also adds a bit of extra fat to protect you against the next famine.
The more you diet the fatter you get! Evolution is a slow process. It took eons for our body to adapt to the introduction of grains. Yet nobody – not a single expert raised an alarm when we began to produce carb products by the thousands. Today they roll off assembly lines in mega factories around the world. It is essential for us all to realize that till the middle of the twentieth century, Carb foods were still just a supplement to protein foods.
Till 40-50 years ago, most people lived a healthy lifestyle. They maintained the traditional foods taught by grandmas everywhere. Do most people living a healthy lifestyle today? Well, take a good look around. More than 60%, including children, have weight problems. A very large number are already classified obese. Climbing obesity statistics and a growing crisis of diabetes type 2 is no way to start the 21st century. Are we really prepared to accept that? Today’s normal diet is not only wrong, it’s bad for our body. If something is bad for our body – it is also bad for us! The food industry does not deserve to win this battle. Learn how to stop them!
Author Kirsten Plotkin
I am a 72 year old woman. I have traveled the world.
I have lived in many places and I have learned many things.
I have now settled down to do what I love most.
To write and to pass on some very important things
Things either uniquely known to me. Or forgotten by others.
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A Healthy Lifestyle is Fundamental to a Slim, Healthy Body