Processed Food - Junk Food - Salt - Sugar - Additives


So why does our Government give more subsidy's to the foods that are bad for us and less subsidy's or incentives to the foods that are good for us? Because they're criminals, no 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 than good. If a corporation causes death and disease and pollution, then they need to be shutdown and replaced with healthy alternatives. 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, as well as, support smaller farmers and ranchers that help to feed hungry people and also help to protect the environment.

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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 tastes good, eat something because it is good, and not just good for you, but 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. Addictions - Over Eating.

It's better to go hungry 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 lack self control and self respect. And as you get older, you have to be more careful and more mindful 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 for everything that you have experienced. It's time to responsible for your 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 self-control that states that when things are no longer visible or present, they have less influence on your impulsive behaviors. But it does not always work because if you know where something is and you have access to it, then you are more likely to use it, especially when there are no other perceived choices, 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 (youtube).

http://www.hungryforchange.tv/images/assets/Food-Additives-Examples.jpg Fast Food is a type of mass-produced food high in saturated fat, sugar, salt and calories, that is prepared and served very quickly. Eating too much fast food has been linked to, among other things, colorectal cancer, obesity, 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). 

Processed Food 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. Processed Meat 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 Foods tend to be mass produced packaged goods, such as sodas, packaged sweet and savory snacks, instant noodles, chicken nuggets, and frozen meals. Ultra-Processed Foods Drive Weight Gain.

Food Processing 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 (image) - tyson, kraft, pepsico, nestle, abinben, dean foods, smithfield, conagra foods, general mills, JBS.

The Meat Lobby: How the Meat Industry Hides the Truth | ENDEVR Documentary (youtube) - In 2015, the WHO listed one of the additives in processed meats as carcinogenic. That same additive nitrate was nearly banned in America in the 1970s – until lobbying from the meat industry discredited the scientists. We reveal how, to impede or halt regulations on certain additives, 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. Tabacco.

Nitrate consumption is primarily determined by the amount of processed meats 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 nitrosamines. 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 oxynitrate.

Sodium Nitrite 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. Historically, salt 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.

Food Distributors - School Lunches

Junk Food is a term for cheap food containing high levels of calories from sugar or fat with little fiber, protein, vitamins or minerals.

Additives - Obesity - Fat - The Good, Bad and the Ugly. High Heat Dangers.

Processed Foods - Meat - Sugar - Salt - Milk - Labels

We can crave junk food after a sleepless night. When you're sleep deprived, you tend to reach for doughnuts, fries and pizza.

Food Industry 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 Obesity.

New study finds extensive use of fluorinated chemicals in fast food wrappers.

Dining out more at restaurants, cafeterias and fast-food outlets may boost total levels of potentially health-harming chemicals called phthalates in the body.

Phthalate are esters of phthalic acid. 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).

Plasticizer are additives that increase the plasticity or decrease the viscosity 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 in Products.

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 that 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 damage 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 so 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 convenience is slowly destroying your health and the environment, all because you want to be lazy and stupid and eat unhealthy food.

Convenience 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 - Self Control - Self Respect.

Convenience 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.



Killing at any Speed is still Killing


Junk Food A slow death or dying slowly from eating bad foods or drinking bad liquids will always end in an early death filled with suffering, which means loss potential and a strain on the healthcare system.

Chemical Warfare

Convenience 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 Food are twice as likely to kill you than a shark is.

Average couples in the United States spend 47 minutes and 19 minutes per day on food preparation.



Body Burden - Years Lost - True Cost of Unhealthy Food


Processed Meat Dangers Years of Potential Life Lost is an estimate of the average years a person would have lived if he or she had not died prematurely.

Disability-Adjusted Life Year is a measure of overall disease burden, expressed as the number of years lost due to ill-health, disability or early death. (DALY). Negligence.

Disease Burden 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 disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). Both of these metrics quantify the number of years lost due to disability (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 lives to old age free from disease and disability.

Body Burden - Pesticides

Global Burden of Disease is the most comprehensive worldwide observational epidemiological study to date. It describes mortality and morbidity from major diseases, injuries and risk factors to health 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 risk factors, and health system responses. Volume 396 Number 10258 p1129-1306 Oct 17, 2020.

Inadequate Education Effects - Value of Knowledge

Chemicals and Toxins Effects on the Human Body and Mind.

Quality-Adjusted Life Year is a generic measure 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 interventions. 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 value used to quantify the benefit of avoiding a fatality. It is also referred to as the cost of life, value of preventing a fatality and implied cost of averting a fatality. In social and political sciences, it is the marginal cost of death prevention in a certain class of circumstances. In many studies the value also includes the quality of life, the 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 slavery; 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" lives.

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 person's injury would result in civil sanction, but activities that resulted in a person's death would not.

Fatal Accidents Act 1846 allowed relatives of people killed by the wrongdoing of others to recover damages. (Lord Campbell's Act).

Punitive Damages 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 - Degradation (damage)

Aspartame Dangers - Dorway

Eating Healthy Knowledge - Vitals

Heart Disease or Cardiovascular Disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. Causes are bad eating habits or poor diet, lack of exercise, smoking, high blood pressure, infections and diabetes.

"Killing me slowly with your food, Killing me slowly with your food, ruining my whole life on purpose, Killing me slowly, with your food"  Sang the same way as Roberta Flack.



Health Risks from Eating Unhealthy Foods


Unhealth Foods Coronary Heart Disease.
Cancer.
Stroke - Heart Attack.
Type 2 Diabetes.
High Blood Pressure - Hypertension.
Chronic Liver Disease - cirrhosis.
Kidney Disease.
Osteoporosis.
Pregnancy Problems.
Obesity.
Depression.
Headaches.
Tooth decay.
Pneumonia and influenza.
Virus infection.
Vitamin D Deficiency.
Fatigue.
Shortness of breath.
Asthma.
Gout.
Gallstones.
Death.
Sleep Apnea.

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.

http://www.supportindia.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/food.jpg Fast Food Facts Report (pdf)
Kids Live Well Program
Healthy Dining Finder - App
Happy Cow
Food Additives
GMO's
Contaminated Water
Soil Contamination
Soil Testing

When corporations and people 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 on TV. TV actually encourages junk food addiction. And on top of that, our Government makes unhealthy foods cheaper then healthy foods by giving corporations Subsidies, 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.



TV Dinners


Prepackaged Meal 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).

Frozen Dinners (webmd) - Food Safety - 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 additives or chemicals, and if you keep eating it day in and day out, you are posing great danger to your kidney and liver



Salt


1.65 million deaths from cardiovascular causes occurred in 2010 were attributed to sodium consumption?

Salt Shaker and Salt Salt 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 3.5%. Nitrates.

Seasoning (herbs) - Spices

Most people consume too much sodium or edible salt and not enough potassium. Worldwide, people consume 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 salt).

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).

Sodium Consumption (PDF)
Salt intake Calculator

Sodium in Food Choices Sodium Chloride 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 salinity 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 preservative.

Sodium 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 granules 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. Sea-Salt 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 required by 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 (image)

Science: When to Add Salt During Cooking—and Why (youtube)

Flavor Dangers and Misconceptions 

This is Where Your Salt Comes From (youtube)

Jacobsen Salt - J.Q. Dickinson Salt

Halotherapy 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.

How much Fat, Sugar and Salt does a person really need?

Too much 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. This 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


Foods with Sugar Sugar sweet, 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), fructose, and galactose. The table or granulated sugar most customarily used as food is sucrose, a disaccharide. (In the body, sucrose hydrolyses into fructose and glucose.) Other disaccharides include maltose and lactose. Longer chains of sugars are called oligosaccharides. Chemically-different substances may also have a sweet taste, but are not classified as sugars. Some are used as lower-calorie food substitutes for sugar, described as artificial sweeteners. Sugar Types.

Different Names for Sugar: 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). Buyer Beware. Companies are finding new ways to label sugar and hide the sugar content of foods in order to fool consumers.

Sugarcane are several species of tall perennial true grasses 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.

Molasses 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 plant.

The Secrets of Sugar - The Fifth Estate - CBC News (youtube)

Sugar in Food Chart 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 teaspoon. 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?
Men: 150 calories per day (37.5 grams or 9 teaspoons)
Women: 100 calories per day (25 grams or 6 teaspoons).

Soda and Junk Food - Sugar is a Gateway Drug and the cause of most Addictions. Drug War

Bliss Point is a quantity of consumption where any further increase would make the consumer less satisfied.

Fructose Overload (image)

Gary Taubes Discusses the Sugar Industry's Secrets (youtube)

Scientists Reveal the Relationship between Sugar and Cancer

Miracle Fruit instead of Sugar. - Honey (bees)

Maple Syrup is made from the xylem sap of sugar maple, red maple, or black maple trees.

Sugar Vs. High Fructose Corn Syrup - What's the Difference? (youtube)

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.

Fructose is a ketonic 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. Carbs.

Galactose 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. Diabetes

Glycogen is one form in which body fuel is stored; stored primarily in the liver and broken down into glucose when needed by the body. Glucose  is a monosaccharide sugar that has several forms; an important source of physiological energy.

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, such as Diabetes, atherosclerosis, chronic kidney disease, and Alzheimer's disease. AGEs affect nearly every type of cell and molecule in the body and are thought to be one factor in aging and some age-related chronic diseases. They are also believed to play a causative role in the vascular complications of diabetes mellitus.

Benefits of Removing Sugar from your Diet.
Your heart health will improve.
You reduce your chances of developing diabetes significantly.
Your mood will improve.
Your sleep quality will start to improve.
You will remember things better.
You finally achieve some of your weight loss goals.
You look more youthful.
Your immune system becomes stronger.
You feel more energetic throughout the day.
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.

Monosaccharide 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 (youtube)

Sugar GI RatingsSugar Types - Different Types of Sugar raise the amount of sugar in our blood at different rates after being consumed. The Glycemic Index concept is 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.

Honey 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.

Agave Syrup 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 properties.

Glycemic Index White sugar 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.

Raw sugar is formed if the final refining process is bypassed

Brown sugar is 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 sugar processing.

Syrups 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.

Fruit sugar 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 water content.

Coconut Sugar 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.

Sugar Substitute 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 Sweeteners. 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:
Acesulfame potassium, ADI 15, MSI 200
Advantame, ADI 32.8, MSI 20,000
Aspartame, ADI 50, MSI 200
Neotame, ADI 0.3, MSI 7,000 to 13,000
Saccharin, ADI 15, MSI 200 to 700
Sucralose, ADI 5, MSI 600

Stevia 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 decades.

Artificial sweetener sucralose, known by the brand name Splenda, could intensify symptoms in those with Crohn's disease and promote 'bad' bacteria and intestinal inflammation.

Artificial sweeteners may promote antibiotic resistance. Common artificial sweeteners such as saccharine and aspartame could speed up the spread of antibiotic resistance, according to University of Queensland research.

Carbohydrate - Starch - Salt

No More Sweet Tooth? New research in mice has revealed that the brain's underlying desire for sweet, and its distaste for bitter, can be erased by manipulating neurons in the amygdala, the emotion center of the brain.

Tips to stop sugar cravings: Drink a glass of water because dehydration may cause cravings. Eat a fruit. 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?

Dessert is a course that concludes a meal. The course usually consists of sweet foods, such as confections dishes or fruit, 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 create desserts.



Soda - Soft Drinks


Soda Soft Drink is a drink that usually contains carbonated water, a sweetener, and a natural or artificial flavoring. Some vitamin waters and lemonades are not carbonated. The sweetener may be a sugar, 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.

Soda is a contributor of obesity, tooth decay, diabetes, heart disease, and other problems

Dental Effects of Aerated Drinks, or Soda, on the Human Body

Soda Dangers Info-Graph (image) - Coca-Cola Effects Info Graph (image)

Study finds Soda linked to Thousands of Deaths Every Year

Sugar - Water

Hungry for Change (2012 Documentary) - Food Matters TV

How The Food Industry Helps Engineer Our Cravings  No 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 is Gatorade.

When you discover a chemical that kills you, 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 - Fish Fraud (ocean protection)

Remember, 100 calories 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 (FDA)

Conflict of Interest - Contradiction - Real Food Cause - What's in our Food? (additives)

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 (youtube)

Are we Killing our Kids with Food? (youtube)

Feingold Diet is an elimination diet 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.

Elimination Diet is a method of identifying foods that an individual cannot consume without adverse effects.

Chow Down (2010) - Diets

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 hunger has on the body and the brain. Example, Ghrelin, a hormone associated with appetite, has a significant effect on the Hippocampus, which is part of the brain responsible for learning and memory.

We have to teach children early that feeding the body every day is just as important 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 junk food free zone.

Don't buy ready to eat processed food that you have a tendency to over eat or binge with. Especially foods that are high in sugar, fats and chemicals. Learn to snack on healthier choices. And learn to make those healthier choices even more appealing by learning food preparation techniques that teach you about the art of taste and flavor as well as teaching you about patience and self-control.  

Taste vs. Healthy 

Not getting enough sleep could cause weight gain, why? 

Having too much money could cause weight gain, why?. 

Missing Meals could cause weight gain, but not fasting, why?

Eating while doing other activities is called Task Snacking, which could cause weight gain, why? 

Emotional Eating could cause weight gain, why? 

People eat more when bored or stressed, why? 

Comfort Food 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 gain, why?

People who do not monitor their weight using a Weighing Scale tend to gain weight, why?

There is always healthier alternatives, even if the alternative is nothing. If there is no healthier alternative do not Starve 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 Surges.

Fat does not grow on its own. Fat needs food to grow, so fat is not natural. Overweight 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 body weight to tell you if you're healthy. There are many other factors involved. 

Exercise

Jamie Oliver talking to the Board of Ed in LA who are guilty of slowly killing kids with processed food in Public schools:
This is Child Abuse, the Guilty School Board Members should be Arrested.

Food Revolution Day 

Graze on Healthy Foods

Moto Restaurant - 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


75 Additives & 25 Food Products Just because something is natural, this does not mean that it is safe or healthy. Some people are very sensitive to certain chemical elements and ingredients that could cause adverse effects. You have to do your homework and not assume that manufacturers are looking out for your best interest. Always check the ingredients in products, like triclosan or aspartame.

Food Labels - Food Safety

Salt - Sugar - InflammationCancer

Poison - Toxins - Neurotoxins (body burden) - Pesticides - Pollution

Food Additives 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.

What does Organic Mean? What are GMO's?

Preservatives 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.

Food Coloring 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.

Flavor Dangers

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 titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) is in sunscreen, and food coloring.

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 consumption. Researchers test theory that diet change can alleviate pain.

Monosodium Glutamate or MSG flavor 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 what's on your food.

Food Safety - Water Safety

Healthy and Safe Non-Toxic Cookware (amazon)

Teflon (Perfluorooctanoic Acid) (toxins)

Aspartame Dangers - Dorway

Of the roughly 5,000 substances that can be directly added to food, the FDA 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? Medical Devices.

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. Femaflavor.org

Ingredients found in Campbell's Chunky Classic Chicken Noodle Soup 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 (video)

What do those Food Labels really Mean?

Scio is a Pocket Molecular Sensor 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." - Thomas Jefferson.

You're stupid if you think that your physical problems are just related to growing old. Old Age 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 research. 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.

Ageing - Geriatrics - Gerontology - Heredity

Elderly Care - Death

If a Doctor prescribes Lipitor more then they prescribe a plant-based diet 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 drug addicts. 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 Diet design for you particular physical needs is essential for good health.



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