For many watching their weight, sugars and carbs are four letter words. Since the anti-carb crusades in the 90, dieters have learned to avoid breads and sweets like the plague. Now renowned neurologist (and close friend of Dr. Oz) David Perlmutter is exposing the deadly impact that wheat, sugar and carbs have not only on the body, but on the brain. Instaread is here to provide you with some of the most shocking facts from Dr. Perlmutter 's book, Grain Brain. 1.
• Control your salt intake especially if you are using iodized or table salt. A lot of people with acne have elevated iodine levels in their bloodstream so it would be best to keep the salt shaker away from the dining table during meal times. Say no also to salty snacks like chips, salted popcorn, even canned foods. • Say no also to cheese, milk, ice cream and other dairy products. • Free your fridge from processed carbs such as candies, soda, and baked goodies.
She says that low-fat and fat free foods are some of the worst offenders because they often have massive amounts of sugar and salt which is added to compensate for the fact that when fat is removed, the flavor is also removed. These foods don’t fill you up and you end up eating more than if you were to just have the regular fat
Many of their toxic products stayed in the market because of political connections the company had. Aspartame, a chemical they make, is addictive and used in sugar free foods. Its side effects are “mania, rage, violence, blindness, joint-pain, fatigue, weight-gain, chest-pain, coma, insomnia, numbness, depression, tinnitus, weakness, spasms, irritability, nausea, deafness, and more. Monsanto banned GMO foods in their cafeteria. Monsanto owns the largest share of the GMO market.
Majority of food manufacturers use a whole lot of chemicals and artificial ingredients in high amounts to achieve the desired taste, texture and shelf life. However, in the long run extensive consumption of products that contain such ingredients can have adverse affect on human health. This is one of the reasons why health conscious consumers avoid processed food and look for healthy recipes that use natural ingredients and which are also easy to cook, thus giving them the satisfaction of eating healthy food. What Is That Makes HFCS Bad? According to research ninety percent of the corn produced in US is genetically modified, and this is the same corn that goes into the making of high fructose corn syrup which is an artificial sweetener.
Now you might be asking yourself what the big deal about eating sugar is, it’s the toxic like affect it has on your body. High sugary diets excessively increase the risk of obesity, diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, heart disease, effect hormones and can help contribute to cancer. We don’t need this in our bodies, damaging our health. However, we hit another problem when it comes to avoiding the sugar in the first place. Some sugars are inescapable and are naturally found in food, but it’s the added sugar in everything that is causing the most impairment to
Finally, Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA), otherwise termed as Omega 3s, are extremely important for the proper growth of your brain. A deficiency in DHA can negatively impact cognitive performance. Although Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) which can be found in Flax seed oil, a popular supplement among non-meat eaters, is able to be converted into DHA; the process is found to be a widely ineffective in the human body. The best source of Omega 3s are fatty fish, hence, most vegans and vegetarians will have a DHA deficiency. Along with all these drawbacks, who will actually convert to Veganism, and will they really make a difference if they do?
It is very frightening that salmonella caused the most outbreak-related hospitalizations (49%), because people do not take this sickness as serious and highly into consideration as they should, especially when it comes to eating raw food such as cookie dough. Next, salmonella was followed by Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (16%), and norovirus (9%). Outbreaks caused by some pathogens were particularly severe. From 2009-2010, 48% were caused by food consumed in a restaurant or deli and 21% by food consumed in a private home. (Centers for Disease Control and
Warning labels should be on soda cans because drinking sugar is worse then eating it in food, and drinking sugary drinks have very harmful effects which can lead to many problems. Warning labels should be on sugary drinks because the label would warn that consuming sugar in liquid form is very bad. Drinking sugar can lead to damaged organs and body parts. Russ Lloyd, author of Yes, explains,”Well, it can rot your teeth and turn your liver into a grotesque lump of scar tissue.” This is important because rotting your teeth makes it hard to eat with no teeth. Damaging your liver is important because without your liver, your body cannot filter the toxins in what you eat.
Processed foods and beverages are the biggest sources of added sugar (and High fructose) in the diet. Sugar is very unhealthy and can have serious adverse effects on metabolism when consumed in excess. Sugar contains a lot of calories, with no essential nutrients. It also causes tooth decay by feeding the harmful bacteria in the mouth. For people who are inactive and eat a processed food, large amounts of fructose from added sugars get turned into fat in the liver.
Sucralose (Splenda) Sucralose has been proven to worsen diabetes, abort pregnancies, and toxify the liver and kidneys. These are unmistakable signs that sucralose is an extremely dangerous substance, but it is the least-studied artificial sweetener. It is one of the more recent additions to the diet industry. One of the reasons for sucralose 's fast-track approval is because aspartame cannot be used in baked foods, for it breaks down at high temperatures into toxic substances, as it does during metabolisis within the human body. Sucralose was hailed to be a better alternative for cooking, but it releases chloropropanols when heated, which are toxic chlorine byproducts.
During production when the oil is exposed to high heat and multiple solutes, that causes the different types of fats to go bad. A study was done on random bottles of Canola Oil and scientists found that .52% to 4.2% of the fatty acids were toxic trans fat. If trans fat is artificial, is can lead to heart disease which is the leading killer in the world. “Like all modern vegetable oils, Canola Oil goes through the process of refining, bleaching and degumming — all of which involve high temperatures or chemicals of questionable safety. And because Canola Oil is high in Omega-3 fatty acids, which easily become rancid and foul-smelling when subjected to oxygen and high temperatures, it must be deodorized.
In an article from national society they mention that the foods that are killing people slowly isn’t only the fast food or the high processed foods that is found in the grocery store but the extremely processed salts, and refined sugars. It is mentioned that because of that it can cause autoimmune diseases. Schlosser also mentions one of the diseases that are deadly if not treated properly, “ More than half of all American adults and about one-quarter of all American children are no obese or overweight”(240). All this had started since the late 1970’s and its still going on in this day in age, but many do not want to realize that it is something that n one should be proud of. Obesity happens because many people tend to consume fast food because it is the easiest option than taking time to make a nutritional meal.
The center also recommended to avoid using large amounts of water and to always have a plan in case of a spill, paper towels and even cat litter helps clean it up. Aluminum Phosphide is the only toxic intentionally put in the environment to kill living things like weeds, bugs, rodents, and fungi. Studies at Harvard found children who are exposed to pesticides on fruits or vegetables are twice as likely to develop ADHD ( Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). It can also link to long term conditions such as
McDonald’s salads, introduced in 1987, make up just 2 percent to 3 percent of U.S. sales” (520). So, a conclusion could be drawn that consumers will and do choose the unhealthy option a majority of the time. However, it does not address the disconnect, or why people are still consuming foods that are unhealthy for them even when given other options. One reason prominently stands out above the rest and that is the lack of education on the real effects the American diet, a highly addictive diet comprised of processed foods, high in sugar and fat, and void of fresh produce and other