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Ranting on Sugar, Salt, and Fat

Monday, March 04, 2013

Okay, I want you to go watch this video, first:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
L2kKvT_hJY8


I watched this at least 10 times in the last 3 days and have kept a smile on my face. And have stayed away from sugar. And then I saw the spot on Dr. Oz about Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us with the author, Moss. And I have stayed irate, needing to watch the video again, just to add laughter back into the mix.

It is not in the vested interest of food manufacturers like Philip Morris to be concerned about our health, though I would think their kids want to eat these foods playing on our kids bliss point with the proper combination of salt, sugar, and fat.

But it IS in our interest. Because there is more to eating that weight loss or weight maintenance. There is more to health than calories in / calories burned.

I am very grateful I have found the anti-angiogenic resources at EattoDefeat.org.
I appreciate that they are presenting a lot of helpful information in a way I can understand it, and that they don't appear to have any vested interest in that information, other than to create a bunch of healthy people.

It just takes having one family member or close friend dealing with cancer treatments, pain of progression of the disease . . . to start looking for prevention. Screening for all the diseases isn't enough, whether it's diabetes, cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and on and on. It's like we're playing Russian Roulette with our health.

We can say, I have a sneaking suspicion there's something about eating all this sugar, salt, chemical additives in processed foods, etc. But it doesn't seem to bother me. I can eat a donut and I don't gain any weight or have a heart attack, or forget where i put my keys. So I'll just keep on keeping on as long as I balance everything in moderation.

But it all adds up. The years of NOT giving our bodies the nutrients in the fresh fruits and veggies. The years of giving our bodies those things that we rationalize away as food as our inner child stomps and shouts, "I don't like water!! Give me . . ." until, yes, until we are overweight but those chronic illness have taken over.

And the children are trying to make the parents think they know best. Just shadow any family when you go in Walmart. See who is making the decisions for what goes in the cart. A family of four needs 5 fruits and veggies x 7 days x 4 for a minimum of fruits and vegetable servings. Check the carts. Do you see any carts with a minimum of 140 servings of fruits and vegetables? Probably only mine, and I'm only buying for me.

But I can guarantee you will see carts full of food, snacks and beverages filled with saturated fats, sugars, and salt. And no moderation either.

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JOYOUS1917 3/4/2013 8:33PM

    Went on Google and plugged in angiogenesis. Went to video of researcher who discussed cancer and obesity. One of the dangers of obesity is the building of excess blood vessels which in turn can feed cancers. The listing of veges and fruits and teas that diminished the potential negative outcomes was great. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JOYOUS1917 3/4/2013 7:33PM

    Thanks for sharing this info as well. I have known this for a long time, but getting my brain to conform to this information has been a real battle. I was raised to be a sugar, salt, additive baby....Getting off these addictions is NOT easy! emoticon

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BUDDHA33 3/4/2013 6:58PM

    I shop at walmart once every two weeks. Shop Lowe's foods more often for fresh veggies. But when I check out of walmarts, the food I see in other folks carts is outrageous. Orange soda, chips, pre-fab freezer food. This is what the cornucopia in America has devolved into. UGH! And the government backs the big companies that are destroying our food supply....

Just yesterday, I read that the FDA isn't going to do anything about the BPA food packaging. WHY the H not? But where are your gonna run to?....

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LESLIELENORE 3/4/2013 2:17PM

    Amen! I am grateful to my parents for feeding me good, organically grown fruits and veggies as a kid.

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BRAVELUTE 3/4/2013 11:52AM

    CBrinkley, we probably won't see each other in the grocery or produce markets very often!! I need to go there for fruit. We'll see how far I can extend my season into the heat of the summer.

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CBRINKLEY401 3/4/2013 9:49AM

    I read an article about the same thing regarding sugar, salt, fat, and the bliss point. Scary. Makes me more determined than ever to avoid processed foods at all costs and stick to the basics and make my own from scratch. That way I KNOW what goes into the foods I serve my family.

Of course, you aren't going to find lots of servings of veggies in my cart, at least in the summer, since I grow so much of my own organically.

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