posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 12:13 PM
FlyingFoxI don't see why currently food stamps are issued to people who have a BMI that's off the scale. THINK of the health
This is what I find so fascinating. What is leading to that obesity? Several years ago, most of our foods were laden with something that was called
"hydrogenated fats" and "trans fats". In fact, they are still in a lot of foods today, especially lower quality. What's interesting is that the
body cannot fully break down these type of fats. The chemical structure basically is fairly impervious to the action of our enzymes that are used to
breakdown and process food for energy. So what happens to it? Well, it sticks around in the body in the form of...fat. Worse yet, it's been found
to contribute to high cholesterol and arteriosclerosis.
High fructose corn syrup is also a common ingredient in many foods, especially those that are of a lower quality, because it's cheaper than cane
sugars. In fact, typically, if you want a bread that doesn't have HFCS in it, you end up paying more for that bread. What's interesting is that,
like hydrogenated fats, the body has a great deal of difficulty breaking down HFCS. So what happens to it when it enters the body? Fat.
Now those are two man-made forms of food that our bodies have a great difficulty in recognizing as food and breaking down. Are they eating too much
or is it what
they have to eat because they are poor? I don't have the answer for that but it's pretty remarkable that our poor do tend to
be so bloody obese and I really suspect that it has less to do with the amount of food and more to do with the quality of that food. Fake food is
cheaper than real food.