It didn’t used to be this way: one in three persons is obese and another third is overweight. That’s two-thirds of the population. The American Health Association considers reasons why we’re fattening up, but they fail to mention HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP and CORN SYRUP found in all processed foods, including meats.
I’ve known about this scourge for years but never knew HFCS is in all processed foods – everything. I discovered this recently when checking out foods from the Deli in Smith’s Grocery. The “super salad” looked so healthy until I asked the clerk to read the hidden ingredients. What a shock to learn it contained HFCS as did 8 other items checked. I never returned to the Deli and lost 7 pounds in 10 days. Impressive.
We love sweets, all kinds of sweet and the sweetest sweet is HFCS. Great news for food processors; it is much cheaper than sugar & also keeps foods moist. And so the obese epidemic was launched back in the ’80s and continues to expand, notwithstanding scientific studies proving excessive weight gain, verified by super fat rats in the Princeton Study. Of course the Monsanto National Corn Growers Association & similar groups advertise against this information.
The original definition of evil is to knowingly bring great harm to another individual and from that point of view there is much evil afoot in the food industry. A perfect example is the product Slim Fast which should be called Fat Faster because of ingredients including sugar, fructose and HFCS. Also surprised to find Thomas English Muffins on the HFCS list even thought it’s not included in the ingredients on the package.
Commercial corn has another major drawback. It is the major Monsanto GM product. No livestock will eat Monsanto grains if given a choice between GMO and organic. Instinctively cows know the difference which is more than we humans can discern. In some arenas cows are smarter than humans. Too bad Obama chose Michael Taylor, former vice-president of Monsanto to head the FDA and Roger Beachy, former director of the Monsanto Danforth Center to direct the USDA. Is it any wonder we are eating garbage and folks are sicker and more obese than ever?
As a majority of countries across the planet burned Monsanto crops and outlawed Monsanto GMO from their countries, Obama welcomed Monsanto into his administration and now, 2016, into our guts forever with passage of the Monsanto Protection Act, which is well worth a read.
Obesity is the #1 health issue of our time. If you are overweight you have a serious problem; it’s no little thing that can be ignored. To avoid everything with corn syrup, HFCS and corn starch it’s a good idea to cut out processed food, read ingredients, eat organic and avoid public school lunchroom foods, particularly if children are over weight.
The obesity plague affects most of us, even the shinnies, by driving the cost of health care higher and higher. But then – perhaps Obama Care will come to the rescue and pay for the ill health generated by HFCS and other Monsanto GM foods. Really?
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