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Life Style Changes
Growing up and the generation lifestyle has changed drastically. I'm a Baby Boomer. We were out and about with my buddies, playing stickball in the streets, playing hoops, fishing, bicycling and out the whole day until dinner. So, we were burning calories all day. Eating McDonalds, french fries, ice cream, soda. Our metabolism was at its highest.
Then we are active in school activities and at the time, the typical breakfast was bacon, sausage, pancakes, eggs, home fries and a glass of milk and orange juice.
We're told milk builds strong bones and orange juice is good for you.
If it's not broken why change!. While young the breakfast made sense. Baon, although nitrates and nitrites were used, we didn't know the effects of these chemicals.
Now, as adults, we followed the same breakfast, why not but the truth is we've slowed down. Not as active, metabolism slows down, but we have kept the caloric content the same, then unfortunately our family history is impacting our health and we need to change our lifestyle. PLus the food manufacturing business has changed. Using more chemical additives to make cheap quality food taste good and maximize profits, shelf life needs to key to keep brands sold for a long time on shelves, therefore more chemicals in the processing. Then use hormones to get better yield of meat, bigger chickens, playing with genetics for bigger yields and large products, use of more salt and sugar to make things taste better.
All these changes affected our health, now orange juice is now sugar and dangerous for those that are now diabetics, bacon or processed meats is bad, carbohydrates converted to sugar and bad. Biscuits and pancakes are a concern
Steaks, beef, the saturated fat are a concern.
Our lifestyles must change and when change is needed, no one is very happy about it but once you do, you'll feel so much better and live longer.
Everyone heard of Inflammation and Gut Health
All the bad things that we enjoy are actually bad for us, so keep that in mind. There's so much information so you'll need to be careful.
My advice, anything with no fiber is bad, processed meats, processed packaged foods, soda, sugar products all bad.
Fiber is what moderates our blood sugar and finally after 8 pm, no carbo snacks. A fruit, yogurt (no sugar), instead add monkfruit/ Stevia to fresh strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries are all good for late night. A peach is good and everything in moderation is ok. If having a carbo, add a protein with it.
Chef Woo Can