Sugar will kill us all!
Sugar Will Kills Us All!!!!!!!
There was a time a long time when natural food tasted real good. Being a baby boomer, steak was natural steak and chicken was natural chicken. I recall that a package of breast consisted of about 8 pieces of breast. Prepackaged foods and T.V dinners were king. Ok, those foods had to to taste good but it was suppose to be a temporary fix for dinner. Ok they made have loaded those dinners with added sugar to make it taste good but remember it was a temporary fix.
Technology and research was focused on how things could taste better being applied to mediocre quality of meats. Mediocre meats have no taste. Ok fructose was introduced and after awhile fructose was in practically every prepackaged foods. It's in everything that we buy to eat. So, as our lifestyle becomes more erratic, when can we actually make a home cooked meal? It's only human nature that after a tough day, we're tired, lazy and ordering take out has become easier and easier. Just pickup our smartphone and dial for take out and they'll deliver to your door in a matter of minutes. We're chilling on the couch tuning into a lounge lizard or couch potato.
The intake of so much carbohydrates gives us all a feeling of being full and maybe a little sleepy. But as well lie down, those carbohydrates slowly convert to sugar and adds weight and increase our blood sugar.
Look around you, stopping for a quick burger? fries, milk shake, apply pie, fried foods, chicken sandwich, pizza etc etc etc...….. Everything has added sugar in it and our lack of activity makes it even worse with the technology of the smartphone and laptop with all those games, our kids are learning it ok to just play video games. What happen to going outside, playing ball, swimming, ice skating, soccer, lacrosse.
One day I decided to swith from McDonald's breakfast. It was a chilly Fall morning and just wanted to warm my tummy with a hot breakfast sandwich. I decided for a Dunkin Donut sandwich. The tick bread with egg and bacon was delicious but what was noticeable was the sweetness of the bread. Sugar!
So, what can we do. Well I've tried to workout at least 3 times a week. I belong to the YMCA, not only do I try to tone my muscles, I do sweat a bit on the equipment and finish it off by taking a swim in the pool. I have a treadmill at home too. But, it takes discipline. So, for those nice days, I try to take a walk outside. watch my intake of carbs and prepare the final meal dinner keeping in mind all that is used to make a good meal. Fresh, veggies and natural meat. The vacuum sealed meats, although convenient, most are mamrinaded and the vacuum seal just helps the marinading process which is made with a good amount of sugar.
So whats the trade off, convenience which leads to greater sugar intake or make an effort to cook with fresh ingredients and spend the time in the kitchen after a tough day at work and know what your putting into your food resulting in a healthy meal?
Today, the meats are of the cheapest quality which translate into no flavor, so to compensate for flavor, sugar is addicted. We all love sugar, we're addicted to sugar. We're so used to sweetness, we don't realize how much we've fallen in love with our sweet tooth.
Here's a test, cook a healthy meal for about 1 month limiting your intake of sugar. Then go out to eat after that, you'll be amazed of how sweet the food is.
MIlennials, you've had an impact with food manufacturers, and they are listening. I've seen changes, all natural ingredients, less fructose products more organic foods available.
Obesity is at epic levels so something is happening and its not good. Type 2 Diabetes is showing up with the kids, its not ok that they are playing video games, it is ok that we join them in activities like swimming, taking walks and just talking, killing 2 birds with 1 stone.
Spend some time cooking meals together, even bribing your kids you'll give them 5 bucks if they learn with you to cook a meal.
We spend time for our kids but we need to spend time for ourselves. Yes, our kids drive us crazy and yes, we hate to see leftovers so we eat it up and yes they get on our nerves driving them here and there. but just take a moment, take 3 deep breaths and say, everything will be all right.
By Chef Woo Can at www.chefwoocan.com
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