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THE AMERICAN DIET
I'm damn proud to be an American, land of plenty but is the land of plenty contributing to our over health? Recent studies are showing, yes indeed its affecting our health in a negative way.
The angle with food manufacturers is they want us to come back and buy more. Their strategy is to make it appetizing and delicious and they'll come for more. At what cost, they will use every additive, preservative, salt and sugar to achieve their goal. That's where it stops. The preservatives and additives are chemicals to increase shelf life of products, BUT what are the side affects? headaches, aches and pains, rashes, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, agitation and a list of other side effects.
In Europe, they buy their ingredients the same day, all natural.
For our breakfast, lunch and dinner, our meals consist of lots of carbohydrates, pasta, white rice, white bread, all dairy products, etc....
Milk, the all American natural dairy beverage, everyone grew up on was designed for the calf, not man. Heard of being lactose intolerant? Then there is specially treated milk to help those that have the intolerance.
Well, all these and more may e causing dementia, arthritis and all our doctors are giving us blood thinners, and advil
An educated consumer is your best friend. Eat fresh, dark leafy vegetables, stick to seasonal, although the Global economy gives access to foods not seasonal, avoid them. Cut back on soda, all kinds even diet, emphasize flavored seltzer water with zero calories and sugar and avoid anything white in terms of carbos.
and eat in moderation. You no longer have to eat everything on your plate and feel bloated. Avoif the chips that offer the crunch.
You see, the following pairing is what food mfg'ers go by:
salty and sweet
spicy and hot
Lastly, oil is good. In reality, it adds moisture to your skin and lubricates your joints. So, animal fat in moderation is good.
Finally, try a supplement: Tumeric spice in capsule form, natural and helps relieve aches and pains. But there is 12 mg of calcium.
Call me and let me know.
by Chef Woo Can at www.chefwoocanmaryland.com or www.chefwoocan.com, #americandiet