Processed Food - Junk Food - Salt - Sugar - Additives
So why does our government give more
to the foods that are
bad for us
to the foods that are good
Because they're criminals
one can be that stupid and idiotic. And that's why healthy
foods cost more at the store. We can't allow these criminal
corporations to make cheap processed food that does more harm
If a corporation causes death and disease and pollution
, then they need to
be shutdown and replaced with healthy
Fairness in Farm and Food Policy Amendment
would limit government
subsidies for the production of unhealthy foods. It will also cut subsidies to millionaire farmers, and
also provide more money for nutrition and
food assistance programs
well as, support
smaller farmers and ranchers that help to feed hungry people and also help
to protect the environment.
Don't Dig your Grave with your Knife and
Fork - Eat to Live, Don't Live to Eat - Let
Food be thy Medicine
Just don't eat something because it
something because it is good, and not just
good for you
good for everything
Why do I treat my body as if it's not mine? I get all the pleasure from
eat sugary snacks, but my body has to do all the work in digesting the
problematic substances that I consume. So you see, sometimes we can even
turn our backs on ourselves. We're acting as if we're not even connected
to ourselves, let alone connected to other people. This is one of the many
problems that comes from not having enough knowledge and information.
It's better to
than to eat crappy food. If you know that you will have healthy
food available in the near future, then you should wait. This type of self
control is crucial. There is nothing worse than abusing your body and mind
all because you're impatient
. And as you get older,
you have to be more careful and more
of the things that you eat and drink. Your body is more
sensitive and can not recover as quickly as a younger body. Face the
facts, you had a good run, and there is no use in pretending that you're
still young. Just be grateful
everything that you have experienced. It's time to
health. Don't let social settings cause you to be out of control, and
don't let your body control your mind
Be aware of your vulnerabilities
you can no longer afford to ignore your weaknesses.
Out of Sight Out of Mind
is a method of
that states that when things are no
longer visible or present, they have less
your impulsive behaviors
But it does not always work because if you know where something is and you have access to
then you are more likely to use it, especially when there are no other
, or, not
enough knowledge and information that would explain other more beneficial
options. The best bet is the Never Buy Never Die
approach. If you never buy a product, then you will not slowly die from
that product by consuming it.
Farm Bill Fairness
Food Fight: How
Corporations Ruined Food (Food Industry Documentary) - Real Stories
is a type
high in saturated
and calories, that is prepared and served very
quickly. Eating too much fast food has been linked to, among other things,
high cholesterol, Negative health effects, alleged animal cruelty, cases
of worker exploitation, and claims of cultural degradation via shifts in
people's eating patterns away from traditional foods.
(don't let as*holes make choices for you, and don't ever stop learning).
includes food that has been
cooked, canned, frozen, packaged or changed in nutritional composition
with fortifying, preserving or preparing in different ways. Processed
foods are high in sugar, fat and salt, and lack fiber, vitamins and
minerals. People who consume more ultra-processed foods have a greater
risk of obesity, hypertension and high blood sugar levels, which can lead
to heart disease and diabetes.
is any meat which has been modified. Processed meat
products include bacon, ham, sausages, salami, corned beef, jerky, canned
meat and meat-based sauces. The International Agency for Research on
Cancer at the World Health Organization classifies processed meat as Group
1 carcinogenic to humans.Ultra-Processed
tend to be mass produced packaged goods, such as sodas,
packaged sweet and savory snacks, instant noodles, chicken nuggets, and
Ultra-Processed Foods Drive Weight Gain
High availability of fast-food restaurants across all US neighborhood
types linked to higher rates of type 2 diabetes
. A new nationwide
study suggests that living in neighborhoods with higher availability of
fast-food outlets across all regions of the United States is associated
with higher subsequent risk of developing type 2
. An increasing number of studies suggest a link between a
neighborhood's built environment and the likelihood that its residents
will develop chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes (T2D)
and certain types of cancers. A new nationwide study led by researchers
from NYU Grossman School of Medicine published online today in JAMA
Network Open suggests that living in neighborhoods with higher
availability of fast-food outlets across all regions of the United States
is associated with higher subsequent risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
is the transformation of raw ingredients, by
physical or chemical means into food, or of food into other forms.
Top 100 Food Processors
Largest Food Manufacturers
- tyson, kraft, pepsico, nestle, abinben, dean foods, smithfield,
conagra foods, general mills, JBS.
Renee Dufault is a now-retired FDA investigator
who took early
retirement because her superiors told her to stop months of investigation
that uncovered harmful levels of heavy metals being allowed into a variety
of processed foods. There are the vested interests of food manufacturers,
similar to Big Pharma who lobby Congress, and by law, a certain amount of
heavy metals are allowed in foods. Synthetic food colors, often used in
foods marketed to children, are made from petroleum, which has heavy metal
residue. No level of toxins such as lead or mercury are safe. They are a
kind of ‘silent threat’ to human health and may negatively affect the
brain development of a growing child and have a profound effect on our
chances of developing heart disease and diabetes. On top of the heavy
metal concerns, pesticide residue may be in many packaged foods, and they
can also impact brain development. Congress released a new report that
shows significant levels of heavy metal toxins in US baby foods, including
arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury. The blame is not necessarily with the
FDA because we have to understand that they’re only authorized to do what
Congress tells them to do.
The Meat Lobby: How
the Meat Industry Hides the Truth | ENDEVR Documentary
(youtube) - In
2015, the WHO listed one of the additives
processed meats as carcinogenic
same additive nitrate was nearly banned in America
in the 1970s
from the meat industry discredited
. We reveal how, to impede or halt regulations on
, lobbyists have been working in
the shadows for decades. At the heart of this strategy are the scientists
who collaborate, who receive generous compensation for studies that
promote meat consumption. In conjunction with this, those whose work finds
health risks associated with meat are ‘shut down’. From Brittany to
Denmark, through California and Wisconsin, director Sandrine Rigaud
conducted a year-long investigation on the tactics of the meat industry.
consumption is primarily determined by the amount of
eaten, and the
concentration of nitrates in these meats. Although nitrites are the
nitrogen compound chiefly used in meat curing, nitrates are used as well.
Nitrates lead to the formation of
. The production of carcinogenic nitrosamines may be
inhibited by the use of the antioxidants vitamin C and the alpha-tocopherol
form of vitamin E during curing. Anti-hypertensive diets, such as the DASH
diet, typically contain high levels of nitrates, which are first reduced
to nitrite in the saliva, as detected in saliva testing, prior to forming
nitric oxide. Nitrate is a polyatomic ion with the chemical formula NO−3.
Salts containing this ion are called nitrates. Nitrates are common
components of fertilizers and explosives. Almost all inorganic nitrates
are soluble in water. An example of an insoluble nitrate is Bismuth
is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula
NaNO2. The meat-packing industry has falsely claimed nitrite is used to
prevent botulism, which is a lie because several large meat processors
produce processed meats without relying on nitrite or nitrate.
has been used for the preservation
of meat. The salt-preserved
meatproduct was usually
brownish-gray in color. When sodium nitrite is added with the salt, the
meat develops a red, then pink color, which is associated with cured meats
such as ham, bacon, hot dogs, and bologna.
is a term for
food containing high levels of
calories from sugar
with little fiber, protein, vitamins or
- The Good, Bad and the Ugly.
High Heat Dangers
We can crave junk food after a
. When you're sleep
deprived, you tend to reach for doughnuts, fries and pizza.
is a complex, global collective of diverse businesses that supply most of
the food consumed by the world population.
Study Shows How Food Preservatives May Disrupt Human Hormones and Promote
New study finds extensive use of fluorinated chemicals in fast food
Dining out more at restaurants, cafeterias and fast-food outlets
boost total levels of potentially health-harming chemicals called
phthalates in the body.
. They are mainly used as plasticizers, i.e., substances
added to plastics to increase their flexibility, transparency, durability,
and longevity. They are used primarily to soften polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
are additives that increase the plasticity or decrease the
of a material.
These are the substances which are added in order to alter their physical
properties. These are either liquids with low volatility or may be even
solids. They decrease the attraction between polymer chains to make them
more flexible. Toxins
Beef Jerky and other Processed Meats associated with Manic Episodes
An analysis of more than 1,000 people with and without psychiatric
disorders has shown that nitrates -- chemicals used to cure meats such as
beef jerky, salami, hot dogs and other processed meat snacks -- may
contribute to mania, an abnormal mood state. Mania is characterized by
hyperactivity, euphoria and insomnia.
What this sign on the right is saying is
American food is poison. Keep your shitty food to yourself.
And if you notice the spelling, it seems that the American diet also makes you stupid.
Eating unhealthy food is like exercising the wrong way on purpose so that you do more harm than
good to your body and to your brain. You wouldn't do that if you understood the
benefits of eating healthy food and also understood the
that comes from eating unhealthy food. Even if eating unhealthy
food doesn't take years off your life or causes you to suffer from
diseases or ailments, you will still be supporting an industry that took
years off other peoples lives and caused numerous diseases in millions of
people. You may have got lucky, but millions didn't. So please stop being
a selfish and ignorant, it's totally not worth it on so many levels. You
are not just hurting yourself, your hurting millions of people. It's not
just about you.
Just think for a moment before you go shove that
food into the hole in your face. Think about all of the thousands of
people who worked to grow that food, think about all of the thousands of
people who worked to pick that food, think about all the thousands of
people who worked to possess that food, think about all of the thousands
of people who worked to deliver that food, if you do not give thanks to
all those people, you are narrow-minded and ungrateful. How do you deserve
all those sacrifices and all that work? Will the food that you eat be used
in the most productive and the most meaningful way possible? Or will the
food you eat do more harm than good and be wasted on useless behavior? The
American Indians and all the aboriginals had more common sense than most
people have today. Our ancestors may have not had all the knowledge and
information that people have today, but at least they had enough common
sense to be sustainable. You on the other hand, don't care about yourself
or anyone. Don't be a burden
, be a savior and a
preserver like your ancestors.
Avoidant or Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
is a type of eating
disorder in which people eat only within an extremely narrow repertoire of
foods. This avoidance may be based on appearance, smell, taste, texture,
brand, presentation, or a past negative experience with the food, to a
point that may lead to nutritional deficiencies or other negative health
outcomes.Blind from a Bad Diet?
Teen Who Ate Mostly Potato Chips And Fries Lost His Sight. A 14-year-old
boy goes to the doctor with complaints of tiredness. He's an extremely
picky eater. (Think a daily diet of French fries, plus snacking on
Pringles potato chips, white bread and some processed pork.) But overall,
he appears OK. He's not overweight and takes no medications. Tests show he
has low levels of vitamin B12
and anemia, so
he's given B12 injections and diet advice. But a year later, he has begun
to lose his vision. Then, by age 17, he's legally blind. Turns out, the
boy's highly limited daily diet — lacking in healthy foods, vitamins and
minerals — had led to optic neuropathy
Consuming a lot of refined carbohydrates, including foods such as white
bread, chips, crackers and sweets, is linked to a higher risk of
developing AMD and some forms of cataracts. Taylor and his collaborators
are trying to understand how refined carbohydrates may inflict damage on
the cells within our eyes and bodies. Around the globe, poor diets are a
leading contributor to premature death — even more than smoking — and in
the U.S., an estimated 1,000 deaths per day from cardiovascular and
metabolic diseases are linked to diet. So the idea that diet influences
the health of eyes makes sense.
The True Cost of Convenience
If the true cost of convenience were known
, we would
not call it convenience
, we would just call it a stupid and inconvenient
scam. Convenience does not say whether something is good or right, it only says
that you didn't have to do much work to eat it. Of course you didn't
consider all the work that was needed to make the product, all the people and time, all the money and
the resources that it took to make and deliver your low quality
called convenient food. You don't even consider all the bad side effects
from all the chemicals used
and all the pollution and waste that
a convenient product causes, because if you did, and if you added it all up, then would clearly see how
stupid it is. So what's your excuse for being stupid, convenience?
That's like saying war makes murder more convenient. Your idea of
is slowly destroying your health and the environment, all
you want to be lazy and stupid and eat unhealthy food.
is supposed to be for the people who need it the most. Convenience is not
for lazy selfish people who don't need it and who have better choices and
more options. Patience
is when something is easy to
use or easy to get, but not necessarily convenient for everyone.
Convenience does not say what the true cost of that convenience is or
whether it's good or bad, so something may just seem convenient in your
eyes only, but it may not be so convenient for you later on, or convenient
for other people or convenient for the environment.
is food that is commercially
prepared through processing
to optimize ease of consumption. Such food is
usually ready to eat
without further preparation. It may also be easily
portable, have a long shelf life, or offer a combination of such
convenient traits. Although restaurant meals meet this definition, the
term is seldom applied to them. Convenience foods include ready-to-eat dry
products, frozen foods such as TV dinners, shelf-stable foods, prepared
mixes such as cake mix, and snack foods.
Killing at any Speed is still Killing
A slow death or dying slowly from eating bad foods or drinking
bad liquids will always end in an
filled with suffering, which means
and a strain on
the healthcare system.
is not supposed to hurt us or kill us
, or is it supposed
to pollute and poison our planet. We need better choices.
Vending Machines with Junk
are twice as likely to kill you than a shark is.
couples in the United States spend 47 minutes and 19 minutes per day on
Body Burden - Years Lost - True Cost of Unhealthy Food
Years of Potential Life Lost
is an estimate of the
average years a person would have lived
if he or she had not
Disability-Adjusted Life Year
is a measure of overall
expressed as the number of
, disability or
is the impact of a health problem as measured
by financial cost
, mortality, morbidity, or other indicators.
It is often quantified in terms of quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) or
-adjusted life years (DALYs). Both of these metrics quantify the
number of years lost due to
(YLDs), sometimes also known as
years lost due to disease or years lived with disability/disease. One DALY
can be thought of as one year of healthy life lost, and the overall
disease burden can be thought of as a measure of the gap between current
health status and the ideal health status, where the individual
free from disease
is the most comprehensive worldwide observational
epidemiological study to date. It describes mortality and morbidity from
major diseases, injuries
at global, national
and regional levels.
The Global Burden of Diseases
, injuries, and risk factors study in
2019 provides a rules-based synthesis of the available evidence on levels
and trends in health outcomes, a diverse set of
, and health
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Value of Knowledge
Chemicals and Toxins
Effects on the Human Body and Mind
Quality-Adjusted Life Year
is a generic
of disease burden,
including both the quality and the quantity of life lived.
It is used in economic evaluation to assess the value for money of medical
. One QALY
equates to one year
in perfect health. If an individual's health is below this maximum, QALYs
are accrued at a rate of less than 1 per year. To be dead is associated
with 0 QALYs. QALYs can be used to
inform personal decisions
, to evaluate
programs, and to set priorities for future programs.
Value of Life
is an economic
avoiding a fatality
. It is also referred to as the
cost of life
preventing a fatality
and implied cost of averting a fatality
In social and political sciences, it is the marginal cost of death
certain class of circumstances. In many studies the value also includes
the quality of life
expected life time remaining, as well as the earning potential of a given
person especially for an after-the-fact payment in a wrongful death claim
lawsuit. As such, it is a statistical term, the cost of reducing the
average number of deaths by one. It is an important issue in a wide range
of disciplines including economics, health care, adoption, political
economy, insurance, worker safety, environmental impact assessment, and
globalization. In industrial nations, the justice system considers a human
life "priceless", thus illegalizing any form of
; i.e., humans
cannot be bought at any price. However, with a limited supply of resources
or infrastructural capital (e.g. ambulances), or skill at hand, it is
impossible to save every life, so some trade-off must be made. Also, this
argument neglects the statistical context of the term. It is not commonly
attached to lives of individuals or used to compare the value of one
person's life relative to another person's. It is mainly used in
circumstances of saving lives as opposed to taking lives or "producing"
Wrongful Death Claim
is a claim against a person who can be held liable for a death. The claim
is brought in a civil action
usually by close relatives, as enumerated by statute. Under common law, a
dead person cannot bring a suit, and this created an anomaly in which
activities that resulted in a
result in civil sanction, but activities that resulted in a person's death
Fatal Accidents Act 1846
allowed relatives of people killed
by the wrongdoing
of others to
. (Lord Campbell's Act).
are damages intended to reform or deter the
defendant and others from engaging in conduct similar to that which formed
the basis of the lawsuit. Although the purpose of punitive damages is not
to compensate the plaintiff
, the plaintiff will receive all or some of the
punitive damages award.
More Crimes by Corporations
Eating Healthy Knowledge
Heart Disease or
is the leading cause of death for both
men and women in the U.S.
are bad eating habits or poor diet, lack of exercise,
smoking, high blood pressure, infections and
"Killing me slowly with your food, Killing me slowly with your
food, ruining my whole life
, Killing me slowly, with
your food" Sang the same way as
Health Risks from Eating Unhealthy Foods
Coronary Heart Disease
Stroke - Heart Attack
Type 2 Diabetes
High Blood Pressure
Chronic Liver Disease - cirrhosis.
Pneumonia and influenza
Vitamin D Deficiency.
Shortness of breath
Health Benefits from Exercising
Healthy Eating Linked to Kids' Happiness
. Healthy eating is associated
with better self-esteem and fewer emotional and peer problems.
Fast Food - Unhealthy Food Quickly
Fast Food Restaurants spent $4.6 billion in 2012 on advertising
an 8 percent increase over 2009 spending.
Food Facts Report
Kids Live Well Program
Healthy Dining Finder
are allowed to produce unhealthy foods, they literally kill
millions of people every year. The only sure way to stop these
ignorant murderers from producing unhealthy foods is to fully
educate children about food and all the healthy choices they
have. We also have to stop corporations from exploiting children
actually encourages junk food addiction. And on
top of that, our Government makes unhealthy foods cheaper then
healthy foods by giving corporations
kickbacks and tax breaks. But the fact is that unhealthy foods cost 10
times more then healthy foods, but the consumer is defrauded and
misinformed at the grocery store. When calculating the costs of unhealthy
foods you have to factor in the time, people and resources it takes to
produce the product as well as the end result, which is increased cost of
healthcare for treating people suffering from health related issues that
come from a bad diet, like heart disease, cancer, obesity, diabetes and so
on. That means lost production and lost potential, which adds to the cost
of unhealthy foods. Fried Food
High Heat Dangers
Most people like a chip
that snaps with about
four pounds of pressure per square inch
So you see, manufacturers are educated about what you like, but it's not
for your benefit, but for the benefit of money
is a pre-packaged frozen or chilled meal
that usually comes as an individual portion. It requires very little
preparation and contains all the elements for a single-serving meal. (also
called prepackaged meal, ready-made meal, ready meal, frozen dinner,
frozen meal and microwave meal).
- Survival Food
Ready to Eat Meals
are full of dehydrated vegetables which areenutrient-Empty
. They are only fiber and calories. Worse, the
process of reheating the vegetable kills whatever micronutrients
are left in the food. It's almost impossible to preserve food
for 12 months without
, and if you keep eating it day in and
day out, you are posing great danger to your
1.65 million deaths
causes occurred in 2010 were attributed to sodium consumption?
is an essential nutrient for human health via its
role as an electrolyte
and osmotic solute. But
excessive salt consumption
can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases
, such as hypertension, in
children and adults. Such health effects of salt have long been studied.
Accordingly, numerous world health associations and experts in developed
countries recommend reducing consumption of popular salty foods. The World
Health Organization recommends that adults should consume less than 2,000
mg of sodium, equivalent to 5 grams of salt per day. Salt is a mineral
composed primarily of sodium chloride (NaCl), a chemical compound
belonging to the larger class of salts; salt in its natural form as a
crystalline mineral is known as rock salt or halite. Salt is present in
vast quantities in seawater, where it is the main mineral constituent. The
open ocean has about 35 grams (1.2 oz) of solids per litre, a salinity of
(herbs) - Spices
Most people consume too much
and not enough
an average of 3,950 milligrams of sodium a
day. China is the only country in their study where 80 per cent of
communities have a sodium intake of more than five grams a day. In the
other countries, the majority of the communities had an average sodium
consumption of 3 to 5 grams a day (equivalent to 1.5 to 2.5 teaspoons of
Adults should consume
less than 2,000 mg of sodium
, or 2
grams of salt and at least 3,510 mg of potassium per day. (1 oz
= 28,349.5 mg's, 2 oz a month = 24 oz. a Year
Salt intake Calculator
is an ionic compound
with the chemical
formula NaCl, representing a 1:1 ratio of sodium and chloride ions. Sodium
chloride is the salt most responsible for the
of seawater and of
the extracellular fluid
of many multicellular organisms. In the form of
edible or table salt it is commonly used as a condiment and food
is a chemical element with symbol Na (from Latin natrium) and atomic
number 11. It is a soft, silvery-white, highly reactive metal. Sodium is
an alkali metal, being in group 1 of the periodic table, because it has a
single electron in its outer shell that it readily donates, creating a
positively charged atom—the Na+ cation. Its only stable isotope is 23Na.
The free metal does not occur in nature, but must be prepared from
compounds. Sodium is the sixth most abundant element in the Earth's crust
and exists in numerous minerals such as feldspars, sodalite and rock salt
(NaCl). Many salts of sodium are highly water-soluble: sodium ions have
been leached by the action of water from the Earth's minerals over eons,
and thus sodium and chlorine are the most common dissolved elements by
weight in the oceans. Sodium Battery
Coarse Salt with large crystals or
or Table salt or fine
Salt? Type and kind of salt depends on the recipe and what it's being used
for, and personal preference or taste. Table salt is more heavily
processed to eliminate minerals and usually contains an additive to
prevent clumping. Table salt is created by superheating natural salt to
1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, which destroys most beneficial compounds.
and table salt sometimes have the same basic
nutritional value, despite the fact that sea salt is often promoted as
being healthier. Sea salt and table salt contain comparable amounts of
sodium by weight. Sea salt contains a small amount of natural iodine,
although not nearly as much as iodized salt. Sea Salt is typically much
less refined than table salt and comes in both fine and coarse varieties.
Himalayan Pink Salt
comes from ancient seabeds in the Himalayan
mountains. Their pink color comes from their rich iron content. This salt
is, in fact, quite rich in minerals, containing all 84
essential trace elements
your body. Pink salt can assist in many bodily functions, such as reducing
muscle cramps, promoting blood sugar health and promoting healthy
pH in your cells
. When it comes to
choosing a healthy salt, don't get confused by price. In general, it's
better to consume unrefined salt over table salt, since it's generally
lower in sodium and high in essential minerals.
Food Sources of Potassium
The Salty 6 Info-Graph
When to Add Salt During Cooking—and Why
Flavor Dangers and Misconceptions
Where Your Salt Comes From
is a form of alternative
medicine which makes use of salt.
FDA issues draft guidance to food industry for voluntarily reducing sodium
in processed and commercially prepared food
person really need?
salt weakens the immune system
. A diet rich in salt weakens the
antibacterial immune defense. A high-salt diet is not only bad for one's
blood pressure, but also for the immune system. Mice fed a high-salt diet
were found to suffer from much more severe bacterial infections. Human
volunteers who consumed additional six grams of salt per day also showed
pronounced immune deficiencies
amount corresponds to the salt content of two fast food meals.
Granulocytes, like macrophages, are scavenger cells. However, they do not
attack parasites, but mainly bacteria. If they do not do this to a
sufficient degree, infections proceed much more severely.
Sugar - Sweeteners
short-chain, soluble carbohydrates
, many of which are used in food. They
are composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. There are various types of
sugar derived from different sources. Simple sugars are called monosaccharides and include glucose (also known as dextrose),
and galactose. The table or granulated sugar most customarily used as food
is sucrose, a disaccharide. (In the body, sucrose hydrolyses into fructose
.) Other disaccharides include maltose and lactose. Longer
chains of sugars are called oligosaccharides. Chemically-different
substances may also have a sweet
, but are not classified as sugars.
Some are used as lower-calorie food substitutes for sugar, described as
.Different Names for
: Fruit juice, Apple juice, Caramel, Maple syrup, Corn syrup,
Dextrose, Honey, Fructose, Glucose, Sorbitol, Beet sugar, Brown sugar,
Cane sugar, Maltodextrin, Molasses, Sucrose, Date sugar, Lactose, Milk
powder, Barley malt, Treacle, Sorghum syrup, Dextran, High-fructose corn
syrup, Grape sugar, Invert sugar, Panocha, Rice syrup, Confectioner’s
sugar, Icing sugar, Coconut sugar, Carob syrup, Castor sugar, Demerara
sugar, Diatase, Ethyl maltol, Galactose, Florida crystals, Sucanat,
Dextrin. (The Devil has many names and many different disguises. This is
not to say that being a little devilish on special occasions is bad).
. Companies are finding new
ways to label sugar and hide the sugar content of foods in order to fool
are several species of tall perennial true
of the genus Saccharum, tribe
Andropogoneae, native to the warm temperate to tropical regions of South
Asia and Melanesia, and used for sugar production. It has stout, jointed,
fibrous stalks that are rich in the sugar sucrose, which accumulates in
the stalk internodes. The plant is two to six meters (six to twenty feet)
tall. All sugar cane species interbreed and the major commercial cultivars
are complex hybrids. Sugarcane belongs to the grass family Poaceae, an
economically important seed plant family that includes maize, wheat, rice,
and sorghum, and many forage crops.
is a viscous by-product of refining sugarcane or sugar beets into sugar.
Molasses varies by amount of sugar, method of extraction, and age of
Secrets of Sugar
- The Fifth Estate - CBC News (youtube)
Sugar linked to Heart Disease
American Heart Association advises that women consume no more than 6
teaspoons of sugar daily. Four grams of sugar is equivalent to about one
High-sugar diet increased the animals' triglyceride levels
, a type of
fat in the blood, which can increase the risk of heart attacks and
strokes. The study also found that animals fed sugar had higher levels of
an enzyme associated with bladder cancer in their urine. A typical 6-ounce
serving of vanilla yogurt has about 6 teaspoons of sugar.
4 Grams of sugar = 1 teaspoon of sugar
Sugar not so nice for your child's brain development, study suggests
New research shows how high consumption affects learning, memory.
What Is a Safe Amount of Sugar to Eat Per Day?
150 calories per day (37.5 grams or 9
100 calories per day
(25 grams or 6 teaspoons).
Soda and Junk
- Sugar is a Gateway Drug
and the cause of most
. Drug War
is a quantity of consumption where any
further increase would make the consumer less satisfied.
Reducing sugar in packaged foods can prevent disease in millions
Cutting 20 percent of sugar from packaged foods and 40 percent from
beverages could prevent 2.48 million cardiovascular disease events (such
as strokes, heart attacks, cardiac arrests), 490,000 cardiovascular
deaths, and 750,000 diabetes cases in the U.S. over the lifetime of the
adult population, according to a new study.
Gary Taubes Discusses the Sugar Industry's Secrets
Scientists Reveal the Relationship between Sugar and Cancer
. - Honey
is made from the
sugar maple, red maple, or black maple trees.
High Fructose Corn Syrup - What's the Difference?
High Fructose Corn Syrup
is a sweetener made from corn
starch that has been processed by glucose isomerase to convert some of its
glucose into fructose.
monosaccharide found in many plants, where it is often bonded to glucose
to form the disaccharide sucrose. It is one of the three dietary
monosaccharides, along with glucose and galactose, that are absorbed
directly into the bloodstream during digestion. Pure, dry fructose is a
sweet, white, odorless, crystalline solid, and is the most water-soluble
of all the sugars
. Fructose is found in honey, tree and vine fruits,
flowers, berries, and most root vegetables. Commercially, fructose is
derived from sugar cane, sugar beets, and maize. As for any sugar,
excessive consumption of fructose may contribute to insulin resistance,
obesity, elevated LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, leading to metabolic
syndrome, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
is a monosaccharide sugar
that is about as sweet as glucose, and about 30% as sweet as sucrose. It
is a C-4 epimer of glucose. Galactan is a polymeric form of galactose
found in hemicellulose, and forming the core of the galactans, a class of
natural polymeric carbohydrates.
is one form in which body fuel
stored; stored primarily in the liver and broken down into glucose when
needed by the body.
monosaccharide sugar that has several forms; an important source of
Advanced Glycation End-Product
are proteins or lipids that become
glycated as a result of exposure to sugars. They can be a factor in
aging and in the development or worsening of many degenerative diseases,
, atherosclerosis, chronic
AGEs affect nearly every type of cell
in the body
and are thought to be one factor in aging and some age-related chronic
. They are also believed
to play a causative role in the vascular complications of diabetes
Benefits of Removing Sugar from your Diet.
Your heart health will improve.
You reduce your chances of developing
Your mood will improve.
Your sleep quality
will start to improve.
You will remember things better.
achieve some of your weight loss goals.
You look more youthful.
immune system becomes stronger.
You feel more energetic throughout the
Your willpower improves.
Joint pain and inflammation decrease.
Your oral health improves.
You increase the levels of good cholesterol
in your body.
Your liver becomes leaner.
You lower your risk of some
types of cancer. Cancer cells are fed by sugar, which encourages
ongoing cancer cell growth. Cancer cells are also known to thrive in
environments that are acidic in nature. Since the pH of sugar is about
6.4, it provides a very cancer-friendly atmosphere. Sugar is linked to
more cancers of the breast, prostrate, endometrium and pancreas.
also called simple sugars, are
the most basic units of carbohydrates
Sugars in Wine
are at the heart of what makes
winemaking possible. During the process of fermentation, sugars from wine
grapes are broken down and converted by yeast into alcohol (ethanol) and
carbon dioxide. Grapes accumulate sugars as they grow on the grapevine
through the translocation of sucrose molecules that are produced by
photosynthesis from the leaves. During ripening the sucrose molecules are
hydrolyzed (separated) by the enzyme invertase into glucose and fructose.
By the time of harvest, between 15 and 25% of the grape will be composed
of simple sugars. Both glucose and fructose are six-carbon sugars but
three-, four-, five- and seven-carbon sugars are also present in the
grape. Not all sugars are fermentable with sugars like the five-carbon
arabinose, rhamnose and xylose still being present in the wine after
fermentation. Very high sugar content will effectively kill the yeast once
a certain (high) alcohol content is reached. For these reasons, no wine is
ever fermented completely "dry" (meaning without any residual sugar).
Sugar's role in dictating the final alcohol content of the wine (and such
its resulting body and "mouth-feel") sometimes encourages winemakers to
add sugar (usually sucrose) during winemaking in a process known as
chaptalization solely in order to boost the alcohol content -
chaptalization does not increase the sweetness of a wine.
Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard
Different Types of Sugar raise the amount of sugar in our blood at
different rates after being consumed. The
used to compare the ability of different carbohydrate-containing foods in
raising blood sugar levels over two hours. Pure glucose is used as the
reference carbohydrate and it's given a value of 100. Higher GI indicates
greater ability of a food in raising blood sugar levels, and having high
levels of sugar in the blood can lead to disease. High GI foods tend to be
less filling, too. The GI values in the table below are compiled from the
GI database. Corn syrup has the highest GI as it is composed mainly of
glucose. White sugar, composed of 50 per cent glucose and 50 per cent
fructose, has slightly lower GI. Based on available values in the GI
database, agave syrup has the lowest GI value. Therefore, it's a better
option than other sugars in term of blood sugar management.
is sugar-rich nectar
collected by bees from a wide variety of flowers. Fructose is the main
sugar found in honey, followed by glucose and sucrose. The sweet taste of
honey is attributed to its higher fructose content, and fructose is known
to be sweeter than glucose or sucrose. Honey is about 17% water. Honey has
been reported to possess several germ-killing capabilities due to the
presence of several naturally-occurring compounds. But it’s still unclear
how the antimicrobial property of honey may be obtained.
is a sweetener commercially produced from several species of
agave, including Agave tequilana (blue agave) and Agave salmiana.
Blue-agave syrup contains 56% fructose as a sugar providing sweetening
also called table sugar, is the final product of the processing and
refining of sugarcane or beet. During the refining process, moisture,
minerals and compounds that give sugars their colour are removed, and
white refined sugar is formed. The byproduct containing the removed
compounds during sugar refining is known as molasses.
is formed if the final refining process is bypassed
refined white sugar with varying amounts of molasses added. Raw sugar,
brown sugar and molasses are higher in compounds that provide colour, from
natural sources or byproducts of the breakdown of sugar (caramel) during
can be produced from a wide range of
plant sources in the forms of sap and fruits. Some examples include agave
(a desert succulent), corn, date, grape, maple and pomegranate syrup.
can be made from the drying and grinding of fruits such
as dates. Sugar produced through this process shares similar nutrient
composition with the fruit (such as fibre and minerals) but it is lower in
is a palm sugar produced from the sap of the flower bud
stem of the coconut palm. Other types of palm sugar are made from the
Palmyra palm, the date palm, the sugar date palm, the sago palm or the
sugar palm. Used as a sweetener in many countries, coconut sugar has no
nutritional or health benefits over other sweeteners.
Due to the different levels of processing and
refining, sugars that are less processed and refined tend to have higher
contents of minerals and compounds that give plants their colour. These
compounds have been found to increase antioxidant capacity, which reduces
the cell damage in the body that causes several chronic diseases. The
basics: Sucrose is a disaccharide, whereas fructose is a category of sugar
called a monosaccharide. Sucrose gets broken down into glucose and
fructose before going into the blood stream and raising your blood
glucose levels. High levels of blood sugar can damage blood vessels and
lead to cavities and gum disease. Fructose, on the other hand, doesn’t go
into the bloodstream like glucose. It has to go to the liver first to be
processed into a useable form so it doesn’t raise blood glucose levels.
But if you’re consuming excess calories and fructose that fructose can get
converted to triglycerides, which makes it mildly worse than glucose in
that regard. It is better at restoring liver glycogen, though, which is an
important satiety signal for the brain. Another plus: Fructose is less
likely to cause cavities. Athletes often notice glucose (under the term
dextrose so you don't associate it with glucose or sugar!) marketed to
them to use when they need instant energy. Like glucose jelly beans, it
will quickly raise blood glucose levels and replenish blood glucose.
Glucose is the simplest form of sugars and is the sugar in blood, your
body's primary source of energy.
is a food additive
that provides a sweet taste like that of sugar while
containing significantly less food energy. Some sugar substitutes are
produced by nature, and others produced synthetically. Those that are
not produced by nature are, in general, called Artificial
In 2017, sucralose was the most common sugar substitute used in
manufacturing of foods and beverages, having 30% of the global market
projected to become $2.8 billion in collective value by 2021. For
the sweeteners approved as food additives, the ADIs in milligrams per
kilogram of body weight per day are:
ADI 15, MSI 200
Advantame, ADI 32.8, MSI 20,000
Aspartame, ADI 50,
Neotame, ADI 0.3, MSI 7,000 to 13,000
Saccharin, ADI 15, MSI
200 to 700
Sucralose, ADI 5, MSI 600
is a sweetener
and sugar substitute extracted from the leaves of the plant species Stevia
rebaudiana. The active compounds of stevia are steviol glycosides (mainly
stevioside and rebaudioside), which have up to 150 times the sweetness of
sugar, are heat-stable, pH-stable, and not fermentable. Stevia's taste has
a slower onset and longer duration than that of sugar, and some of its
extracts may have a bitter or licorice-like aftertaste at high
concentrations. The legal status of stevia as a food additive or dietary
supplement varies from country to country. In the United States,
high-purity stevia glycoside extracts are generally recognized as safe
(GRAS) and allowed as ingredients in food products, but stevia leaf and
crude extracts do not have GRAS or Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
approval for use in food. The European Union approved stevia additives in
2011, and in Japan, stevia has been widely used as a sweetener for
Artificial sweetener sucralose, known by the brand name Splenda
intensify symptoms in those with Crohn's disease and promote 'bad'
bacteria and intestinal inflammation.
Artificial sweeteners may promote antibiotic resistance
artificial sweeteners such as saccharine and aspartame could speed up the
spread of antibiotic resistance, according to University of Queensland
No More Sweet Tooth
? New research in mice has revealed that the
brain's underlying desire for sweet, and its
can be erased by manipulating
the emotion center of the brain.
Tips to stop sugar cravings:
Drink a glass of water because dehydration may cause cravings. Eat
. Avoid artificial
sweeteners. Eat more protein. Avoid certain triggers. Avoid excess stress.
Talk to a friend. Sleep well. Why people
crave dessert after a big meal
is a course
that concludes a meal. The course usually consists of
, such as confections dishes or
, and possibly a
beverage such as dessert wine or liqueur; however, in the United States it
may include coffee, cheeses, nuts, or other savory items regarded as a
separate course elsewhere. In some parts of the world, such as much of
central and western Africa, and most parts of China, there is no tradition
of a dessert course to conclude a meal. The term dessert can apply to many
confections, such as biscuits, cakes, cookies, custards, gelatins, ice
creams, pastries, pies, puddings, sweet soups, and tarts. Fruit is also
commonly found in dessert courses because of its naturally occurring
sweetness. Some cultures sweeten foods that are more commonly savory to
Soda - Soft Drinks
drink that usually contains carbonated water, a sweetener
and a natural or artificial flavoring
vitamin waters and lemonades are not carbonated. The sweetener may be a
, high-fructose corn syrup, fruit juice, or a
sugar substitute like with diet drinks, or some combination of these. Soft
drinks may also contain caffeine, colorings
preservatives, and/or other ingredients. Soft drinks are called "soft" in
contrast with "hard" alcoholic drinks. Small amounts of alcohol may be
present in a soft drink, but the alcohol content must be less than 0.5% of
the total volume of the drink in many countries and localities if the
drink is to be considered non-alcoholic. Fruit punch, tea (even kombucha),
and other such non-alcoholic drinks are technically soft drinks by this
definition, but are not generally referred to as such. Unsweetened
sparkling water may be consumed as an alternative to soft drinks.
is a contributor of obesity, tooth decay, diabetes, heart disease, and
Dental Effects of Aerated Drinks, or Soda, on the Human Body
Soda Dangers Info-Graph
Coca-Cola Effects Info Graph
Study finds Soda linked to Thousands of Deaths Every Year
(2012 Documentary) -
How The Food Industry Helps Engineer Our Cravings
less than 59 variations of sweetness
Kellogg’s spent $32 million last year in
advertising Pop Tarts alone. Coca-Cola spent $269 million
advertising its flagship product (Coca-Cola). Pepsi spent $150
million just to advertise the brightly colored sugar-water that
When you discover a chemical that
, you don’t spend the last days of your life digging a
hole and building a coffin, while at the same time ignoring the
chemical that is killing you, you remove the chemical that is
killing you. In society it's even worse. When society learns that something
is killing its people, society isn’t supposed to just spend time
wondering what to do with all the sick people and wonder what to
with all the dead bodies, society is supposed to remove the
element that is killing its people. What are we doing?
Food Fraud Database
of low-fat crackers does something very different
to your body then a 100 calories of guacamole.
15 Healthy Birthday Cake Recipes
Food and Drug Administration
Conflict of Interest
Real Food Cause
- What's in our Food
If we stop making poisons then
maybe corporations and governments will stop feeding them to us
The physical and mental damage is so gradual over time that
you don't even notice it until your body is riddled with
diseases. You will be dying a slow miserable death unless you
make the right changes and the right choices.
Let Food Be Your Medicine - Let Medicine Be Your Food
Mom Gets Rid of Food in her Kitchen that She Believes was
Hurting Her Family
Are we Killing our Kids with Food?
is an elimination
following research in the 1970s
which appeared to link food additives with hyperactivity; by
eliminating these additives and various foods the diet was
supposed to alleviate the condition.
is a method of identifying foods that
an individual cannot consume without adverse effects.
You can't learn on an empty stomach is
an ignorant statement, a more intelligent and accurate statement
would be "Healthy eating habits
are essential for physical and
mental well being." You have to understand the differences
between an empty stomach, a person who is starving, and a person
who eats the wrong foods
or has poor eating habits. The fact is
that you can learn on empty stomach as long as you are not
starving. Some peoples mental clarity is better before eating a
meal then it is after eating a meal. So you have to be fully
aware of the effects that
has on the body and the brain. Example,
, a hormone associated with appetite, has a
significant effect on the
, which is part of the brain responsible for
We have to teach children early that
feeding the body every day
is just as
feeding the mind everyday
If you eat healthy foods in the correct amounts, and exercise
your body, you will eventually have a strong and healthy body.
If you feed your mind with valuable knowledge and information,
and exercise your mind by testing your abilities, you will
eventually become intelligent. Having both a strong mind and a
strong body is a lot more effective and efficient then having a
weak mind, or a weak body.
Make your home and your school a
Don't buy ready to eat
that you have a tendency to
with. Especially foods that are high in
. Learn to snack on
. And learn to
make those healthier choices even more appealing by learning
food preparation techniques
that teach you about the art of
as well as
teaching you about
Taste vs. Healthy
Not getting enough
could cause weight gain, why?
Having too much
could cause weight gain, why?.
Missing Meals could cause weight
gain, but not fasting
Eating while doing other activities is called Task Snacking,
which could cause weight gain, why?
could cause weight gain, why?
eat more when bored or stressed, why?
is food which provides a perceived
nostalgic or sentimental value to the consumer, and is often
characterized by its high caloric nature, high carbohydrate
level, and simple preparation. The nostalgia may be specific to
either the individual or a specific culture.Eating too Fast
Sitting too much
could cause weight gain, why?
Eating too much Fast Food or Processed Food could cause weight
People who do not monitor their weight using a
tend to gain weight, why?
There is always healthier
alternatives, even if the alternative is nothing. If there is no
healthier alternative do not
yourself, just wait for a healthier choice. Fasting
Is obesity socially contagious?
People should tailor their foods
to their body's metabolic, genetic, and personal chemical
responses that they have to specific foods. Pouring out too much
insulin as a response to sugary foods or foods that quickly turn
to sugar such as white rice or bread can make people anxious or
shaky with low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Adrenaline
does not grow on its own. Fat needs
food to grow, so fat is not natural.
is the bodies early warning system that tells a
person that something is wrong. What the person eats and how
their body is reacting to their specific diet will effect their
weight. But don't rely on just your
to tell you if you're healthy. There are many
other factors involved.
Jamie Oliver talking to the Board of Ed in LA who are guilty of
slowly killing kids with processed food in Public schools
, the Guilty School Board Members should be
- The Future of Food.
Every School should have a Healthy Unprocessed Food Vending Machines
that also offers
Clean Filtered Water Dispenser for Reusable Bottles. The machine
will display water test results that document substances found
in water before and after filtering.
Natural - Additives
Just because something is
, this does not mean that it is
Some people are
that could cause
. You have to do your homework and not assume
that manufacturers are looking out for your best interest. Always check the ingredients in
are substances added to food to preserve flavor or enhance its taste,
appearance, or other qualities. Some additives have been used for
centuries; for example, preserving food by pickling (with vinegar),
salting, as with bacon, preserving sweets or using sulfur dioxide as with
wines. With the advent of processed foods in the second half of the
twentieth century, many more additives have been introduced, of both
natural and artificial origin. Food additives also include substances that
may be introduced to food indirectly (called "indirect additives") in the
manufacturing process, through packaging, or during storage or transport.
does Organic Mean
? What are
is a substance or a chemical that is added to products such as food,
beverages, pharmaceutical drugs, paints, biological samples, cosmetics,
wood, and many other products to prevent decomposition by microbial growth
or by undesirable chemical changes.
is any dye, pigment or substance that imparts color when it is added to
food or drink. They come in many forms consisting of liquids, powders,
gels, and pastes. Food coloring is used both in commercial food production
and in domestic cooking. Food colorants are also used in a variety of
non-food applications including cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, home craft
projects, and medical devices.
Titanium Dioxide nanoparticles produce inflammation in colon
. A common
food additive, recently banned in France but allowed in the US and many
other countries, was found to significantly alter gut microbiota in mice,
causing inflammation in the colon and changes in protein expression in the
liver, according to new research. Foodborne
nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) is in sunscreen, and food
Food Contact Materials
are materials that are intended to be in contact with food. These can be
things that are quite obvious like a glass, a can for soft drinks, but
also machinery in a food factory or a coffee machine. Food contact
materials can be constructed from a variety of materials like plastics,
rubber, paper, coatings, metal etc. In many cases a combination is used;
for example a carton box for juices can include (from the inside to the
outside): plastic layer, aluminium, paper, printing and top coating.
During contact with the food, molecules can migrate from the food contact
material to the food, for example via blooming. Because of this, in many
countries regulations are made to ensure food safety.
Effects of Chemicals and Toxins on the Human Body and Mind
Pilot study in Kenya shows link between chronic pain and glutamate
. Researchers test theory that diet change can alleviate
enhancer, is the sodium salt of glutamic acid, one of the most abundant
naturally occurring non-essential amino acids. Monosodium glutamate is
found naturally in tomatoes, cheese and other foods.
The Difference Between Artificial and Natural Flavors
You not only have to be concerned with what's in your food,
but you also have to be concerned with
- Water Safety
Healthy and Safe Non-Toxic Cookware
Teflon (Perfluorooctanoic Acid)
- DorwayOf the roughly 5,000 substances
that can be directly added to food
has no knowledge whatsoever of an estimated 1,000 of
them. And more disturbingly, fewer than half of those 4,000
substances known to the FDA have ever gone through the sort of
testing you might hope something you’re feeding yourself and
your kids would be subjected to, namely toxicology tests on mice
or rats. On top of that, a scant few additives have been tested
according to the way they’re actually consumed—that is, in
combination with a multitude of other additives.
FDA Bans Use of 7 Synthetic Food Additives After Environmental Groups Sue.
Synthetically-derived benzophenone, ethyl acrylate, methyl eugenol,
myrcene, pulegone, or pyridine?
Food Additive Regulations- Synthetic Flavoring Agents and Adjuvants
THE DELANEY CLAUSE
AND OTHER REGULATORY ACTIONS
. The amendment prohibits the FDA from approving the use of any food
additive found to cause cancer
in animals or humans. It has been
criticized as being too restrictive by setting a zero level of risk.
In fact, it applies only to approximately 400 of the 2,700 substances
intentionally added to foods, many of which are GRAS. If any GRAS
substance is found to be carcinogenic, it would no longer be
considered GRAS and would fall under the
legal definition of a food
additive, thereby becoming subject to the Delaney Clause.
Food Additives Amendment of 1958
is a 1958 amendment to the United States' Food, Drugs, and Cosmetic Act of 1938.
The Daily Beast
McDonalds Burger after 10 Years
What do those Food Labels really Mean
is a Pocket
that Tells You What's Really in the Food like
calories, and sugar and fat.
"If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their
bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of
those who live under tyranny." -
You're stupid if you think that your physical problems are just related to growing old
is not a reason for disease or a reason for a
decline in physical abilities like eyesight or memory. There
are many contributing factors to a persons physical problems,
and old age may just be one of those factors. So don't be a fool and believe that that you don't have
options or choices. And don't except ignorant medication from
corrupt doctors until you have done all your
. When you become
dependent on criminal doctors for support, you're already dead,
but of course not before your doctor has raped you of your money.
If a Doctor prescribes Lipitor more then they
to their patients, then those Doctors are
criminals and complete idiots. That's like giving drug addicts
medication that allows them to continue to be a
. It's time for a new Doctor. It's also time
for Medical Schools to improve their curriculum so that doctors
don't become ignorant criminals that end up doing more damage to
society then they relieve. A
design for you particular physical needs is essential for good health.