I must admit that I was stuck for something to moan about this morning, so I had a nap.
I often do this in the vain hope that inspiration will up and slap me silly.
It doesn’t always work, and it didn’t this morning. So I got up and made bacon and eggs for a late breakfast.
It was when I switched on the TV to watch as I ate, I heard a doctor talking
absolute unadulterated bullshit!
That was the inspiration I needed.
The programme was a popular live talk show shown throughout Brazil daily and the subject today was
fat overweight women and their self-esteem.
The doctor stated that “over weight was caused by people’s addiction to carbohydrates.”
Man has been using high carbohydrate food since he stopped being a hunter-gatherer and discovered agriculture; corn being the principle crop.
But prehistoric man never had a weight problem!
The real overweight problem began when we began to meddle with GMOs, and further with the replacement of sugar in soft drinks (sodas) and other sweetened foods with HFCS.
These are the real culprits, particularly the latter.
To make it worse companies have produced diet and Zero soft drinks using artificial sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose, 200x sweeter than sugar. These sweeteners affect every organ in your body from the brain down. They disrupt thinking and learning, they play havoc with hormones and much more.
You have to look at why HFCS is a danger. Sugar (cane and beet) is almost pure sucrose, whereas HFCS is, roughly, 45% glucose and 55% fructose. YOUR BODY CANNOT PROCESS THE FRUCTOSE!
Therein lies the problem.
Once again we have the manufactures claiming HFCS is similar to table sugar, but independents say otherwise.
To hear a doctor spouting that carbohydrates are the problem, and ignoring the glaring fact that HFCS is by far the greater threat, makes me wonder where the medical profession has its head today; I believe well lodged in its nether regions.
There is another culprit, and that is we spend too much time on our fat acres and not enough time walking, working and exercising. Cars are the biggest problem there, but that’s another moan for another day.