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The True Cause of Chronic Health Problems …

  • Obesity,
  • type II diabetes,
  • heart disease,
  • stroke,
  • cancer,
  • Alzheimer’s disease,
  • PCOS,
  • Hypothyroidism, …

The true reason for all these and many more chronic health conditions is the consumption of high amounts of carbohydrates and sugar, and radically reduced amount of fat; the Standard American Diet (SAD).

In the course of one single generation, health of Americans has shown alarming changes. This is not surprising. The way we ate during last three-four decades was mainly based on our naïve reliance on US government’s Nutrition Guidelines and the SAD food pyramid (Standard American Diet food pyramid). Since the introduction of the Nutrition Guidelines in 1980’s, obesity, type II diabetes and autoimmune disorders have dramatically risen.

What went wrong? 

  1. Processed foods

Meals out of packages, boxes, jars, cans and bottles are convenient, but nutritionally bankrupt. They contain “processed” grains, and lots of sugar in addition to countless chemicals ( artificial colors and flavors). These are potentially toxic brew of fake foods and chemicals that our body doesn’t know what to do with.

  1. High-fructose corn syrup, sugar, and artificial sweeteners

High-fructose corn syrup (HCFS), other forms of sugar, or artificial sweeteners are ever-present in processed foods. Manufacturers use HCFS because it is cheap and promotes browning in baked goods. HCFS has a toxic effect on the liver. Sugar and HCFS both contribute to type II diabetes and obesity. Likewise, artificial sweeteners like aspartame increase sugar cravings. Agave is highly processed and has high fructose content.

  1. Fat phobia and “fat free foods

Although there are excellent healthy sources of fat, many people believe that fat makes you fat, and is therefore bad for us. This unfounded belief caused Americans to limit beneficial ingredients essential for good health. The problem is not the healthy fats. It is the commercial “fat free foods” that are often loaded with added sugar in disguise. And we have to mention that man-made/processed fats (trans fats, margarine, vegi oils) are truly unhealthy.

  1. Diet soda and energy drinks

May people believe diet soda and energy drinks are healthy choices because they have low or no calories. These are chemical brews with no nutritional value and are often loaded with insulin spiking sweeteners. Diet soda also contributes to demineralization of bones and teeth, as well as creating acid in the body.

  1. GMOs and pesticides

Industrial farming America grows many genetically modified fruits, vegetables, and grains to bring out certain commercial properties and better accept pesticides. The conventionally farmed foods are covered in chemicals to keep pests away. GMO foods are often lower in minerals and other nutrients, and are grown on less than healthy soil, which results in foods that are less nutritious.

  1. Refined carbs and gluten

Flour, white rice, and similarly refined grains break down quickly in the body and have very little fiber or nutritional value. They also cause blood sugar spikes that lead to cravings. Yet, these foods make up the bulk of the American diet. Many grains, such as wheat, may be especially difficult for the human body to process because they contain gluten. A large percentage of people are allergic to gluten, and even those who aren’t have difficulty digesting it.

  1. Soy deception

Many foods contain soy, which the American population has been led to believe is a very healthy protein. Soy, however, is a goitrogen and trypsinogen-blocker, which slows down thyroid function and can block our bodies’ full assimilation of proteins. It also extremely mucus and acid-forming, and is often modified genetically (GMO).

  1. Champion’s breakfasts

The old saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” prompted Americans to overdo it liberally. A heavy breakfast actually slows us down, makes us more tired. This condition stimulates us to snack more carbs and sweets, and consume more caffeinated beverages.

 

 

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