Manufactured food addiction

AmericanDietCalorieRichDo you suffer from manufactured food addiction?

According to the UK’s Lancet medical journal’s Global Burden of  Disease Report, poor diets now contribute to more disease and death than lack of physical exercise, smoking and alcohol combined.

It may surprise you, but manufactured food addiction can now be listed right alongside (or behind) alcohol addiction and tobacco addiction. Here’s why:

Commercial corporations, including modern packaged and processed food companies, exist to maximize profits, not serve the best interest of consumer health.

Many scientists and food engineers working for food companies deliberately invoke brain patterns that will make you crave foods that leave you nutrient-deficient, thus craving more of the same kind of foods.

These foods are heavily processed to remove the key nutrients such as minerals, phytonutrients and fresh oils that real food provides, thus doing severe damage to the nutrient needs of the natural human body.

The nutritive minerals removed from processed foods are fed to farm animals to temporarily promote their health and prevent disease before they are slaughtered. Or to promote healthy births of offspring.

Cravings are your brain’s way to motivate you to consume nutrients you are missing. But processed foods do not contain them! They are engineered to WORSEN deficiencies.

They taste good, so you crave them. And why do they taste so good?

They are designed that way with many chemical and endless GMO corn and soy additives, the profitable by-products of major modern corporate farming.

This is the dark side of many major food companies, and unfortunately, is the Standard American Diet.

If you have a hard time wrapping your mind around such a concept of manufactured food addiction, take a look around you. Look at old photos of the general population.

Obesity has multiplied, just since two decades ago. So has the use of pharmaceutical drugs to treat various modern afflictions. Many people who are not even obese yet have a strange, flabby look, unlike the lean, muscular look of earlier generations.

Food revolution has certainly not been a part of U.S. election dialogue for, after all, food manufacturers are big contributors to TV commercials and political candidates.

But we as groups and individuals need to be aware that there is such a thing as manufactured food addiction and learn as much as we can about how to avoid it.

Begin with avoiding the processed offerings in the grocery food aisles and stick to whole foods you cook yourself and whole food supplements you may need.

Do your research.

There are many health food stores and reputable whole food suppliers that will help you avoid manufactured food addiction.

Sources include:  Dr Maseem Malhotra, UK cardiologist, Healthimpactnews, Naturalnews, Mercola.com.