Do we know what we eat? Aside from the name and essentially what it is supposed to be, do we fully understand what we are eating? Do we recognize every item that is posted on the label? Or how about the “other ingredients” that aren’t listed by amount. Hydrogenated Oils, “enriched” grain or wheat, msg, high fructose corn syrup, or how about sugar. Do we actually soak in the knowledge of what our bodies are absorbing?
If you chose to click the image, you saw an article about the french fry and hamburger issue. What’s even worse is if you watch the video. Alright, my goal in this article isn’t to explain something you already know. FAST FOOD IS BAD FOR YOU. I won’t stand on your street corner holding a sign that says it. What I want to do is explain how even things that say they aren’t bad for you….are.
Over the past year, my wife and I have given a strong effort to learn more about health and adopt a cleaner life style. After only minimal research began, we came across almost too much information that made our jaws drop. The sad part was, it all made sense. After watching the documentary, Food Matters, everything about my doctors clicked. Of course they wouldn’t tell me that a basic lifestyle of Vitamin C would keep the common cold away. They only waited until the cold sunk in and referred a prescription pill that would knock it away from me.
The video continues on the explain how doctors receive very minimal schooling in nutrition. Even here they explain how only a quarter of our major schools offer just one course in nutrition. So that’s why when you ask the Doc about how to make your face not have blemishes anymore, he won’t say “Try a multivitamin with two full servings of green vegetables a day.” No! He will say, “Try this pill that has a number of risks slapped on the back of it….it’ll make your face shine though!” Is this really what we need?
The issue goes deeper when we see how farms are hit with pesticides and worse. We can’t even get the nutrients we need from the greens on our plate. This stresses that we should be taking vitamins just to make sure our body can heal the way it was meant to.
The core problem that we need to open our eyes to is how even what is on the shelf cannot be trusted. Jason Vale said, “We can put a label that says 100% fat free on a bag of sugar, which is not a lie; but once we put that sugar into our body it immediately is stored as fat.” All across America we see companies faking the health jump. Oh yeah, no msg….but how much high fructose corn syrup do you have in that can? Some studies go as deep as to say that the ingredients in the foods on the shelves kill our brain cells .
Spend a minute or two looking through this list to get you started. Quit the “Diet” soda, which has been chemically engineered to make you crave the next liter or two. Look into adopting a lifestyle where you know what is going into your body and you aren’t just trusting Chef Boyardee or Hot Pockets to keep you alive. It’s not always about saving a dollar, it’s about saving your life.