Friday, November 14, 2014

But seriously, what are we eating?

Sometimes, when I hear about or read things like the two articles in this post, I get really discouraged. It is discouraging to hear about how huge companies are running so much of our food industry and we have to channel Sherlock Holmes on a weekly basis at the super market, just to feed ourselves and our families decent stuff that isn't purposefully modified to make a profit. 

toxic wheat

That being said, I'll let these two articles do the rest of the talking for me. Maybe (hopefully) there isn't much truth to this first article - The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic - but I can't help but believe it.

The average American consumes the equivalent of 19.5 teaspoons a day in added sugars, but there are no federal guidelines recommending a limit.

Then there is How Much Sugar is Too Much? which I think has some really eye-opening points on how horrible sugar really is... and this I definitely believe to be true. Like 74% of PACKAGED foods have ADDED sugar. Always look at your ingredients to make sure there is not added sugar. It's not necessary! And, one 12-ounce soda a day can increase your risk of dying from heart disease by one-third.  !!!!!!

Sorry for the depressing post. The good news is (besides it being Friday), you can continue to "vote" at the scanner with the foods that you buy. Keep buying organic, responsibly farmed animals, produce, and grains, and someday we may turn the tide.

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