We are bombarded by commercials on TV all day long. There’s money in big beef and chicken, weight loss foods delivered to your door and everything else that’s processed and refined.
They pay millions for advertisements with the mainstream media. They both want to make money selling their products. Unfortunately, there is no big money advertisers for health giving fruits and vegetables.
So, maybe it isn’t a conspiracy to make us unhealthy so we make the medical industry billions of dollars from all the ailments, conditions and diseases caused by the bad foods we have been sold on eating?
Nevertheless, we’ve been indoctrinated to believe certain things about what foods are healthy. Even though a lie or half truth, when you hear something said over and over again, it seems it becomes the truth.
For example, if you are a vegetarian you might be asked the same questions over and over again, like ‘where do you get your protein’? Or, someone might say how much we need to eat meat and dairy. Or, that potatoes are bad because of too many ‘carbs’, when the truth is it’s things like butter and sour cream added to it that causes weight gain because oil and fat is higher calories than carbohydrates.
‘I have noticed with me that my body now reacts swiftly to something I eat that’s not healthy. Recently, I found ingredients within Mexican sauces (MSG, corn oil, cottonseed oil, sugar) that were causing me inflammation. Again, this reminds me we must constantly read ingredients on all labels…’ ~ your author
It’s a good idea to look at cultures around the world to see which people are the healthiest, trimmest and live the longest. One that comes to mind is the Japanese culture; especially, the Okinawan people.
‘Westernization of diet in Okinawa seems to be a more plausible and simple explanation of the observed loss of longevity advantage by younger generations of Okinawans. Okinawa now hosts more than a dozen of Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants and other fast food places [1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3362219/]’.
Their traditional diet (which made them healthiest and live the longest) consists largely of tofu, vegetables, more sweet potatoes than rice, little meat, numerous spices with less sodium or soy sauce, very low fat, less grains, dairy, eggs, sugar, no pickled vegetables and a lower caloric intake overall than the homeland Japanese. Therefore, I decided to mimic the Okinawan diet. I began by increasing tofu, although organic sprouted tofu is best.
Source- 1 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3362219/
Website Title Gerontology
Publication Month April
Publication Year 2012
Article Title Comments on dietary restriction, Okinawa diet and longevity
Date Accessed June 13, 2019
Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.