As a culture we’ve become addicted to sugar and it’s playing havoc with our metabolism.
The manufacturers of junk food are running amok finding ways to inject more sugar into manufactured food.
Some time ago a mate of mine suggested I take a look at the placement of breakfast foods in my local supermarket; which I did.
His observation was that the worst of the boxes of breakfast foods were placed at eye-level on a left hand shelf, closest to the checkout.
He was right.
The table below outlines the sugar content of the worst of the breakfast biscuits masquerading as breakfast cereals. Why you’d want to break your fast with flour and sugar defies all nutritional understanding.
The great triumph of modern food manufacturing and marketing has been to combine flour and sugar to make a sweet but deadly concoction. It messes up your insulin system. It’s the root of most of the metabolic dysfunctions and maybe some of the psychological dysfunctions.
The epidemic of metabolic dysfunction sweeping across the face of the world has, in turn created the greatest challenge of the medical and pharmaceutical industries – the invention of a pill to overcome the epidemic of metabolic (and psychological) dysfunction caused by the sustained ingestion of massive amounts of flour and sugar.
To date, the pills that have been invented only mask the symptoms. It’s junk medicine. Plus treating the symptom diverts people’s attention away from cleaning up their lifestyle, particularly their diet. As Hippocrates said ‘Make food your medicine.’ Big Pharma and its barking dog, the junk medical industry is hell bent on making medicine your food. It doesn’t work. It will never work. It’s a fraud, a hoax, a swifty, a legerdemain.
It’s a big ask expecting to stay healthy by having someone do something to you, sooner or later you have to do something to yourself – and in this context it’s to eat from the top of the Hourglass.
Here’s what’s happening.
You start the day with a flour and sugar breakfast comprised of sugared breakfast biscuits, toast and jam, orange juice and coffee with sugar in it.
You experience a spike in blood glucose as the flour is turned into sugar and together with the sugar in your orange juice, coffee and jam quickly gets into your blood stream. The pancreas starts working overtime, pumping out insulin to lower the glucose and arranging to have it stored in muscles – or if they are full up, converting it into fat. If you don’t burn off the excess glucose in your system, then as sure as eggs you’ll get fat.
As a result of the work of your pancreas in pumping our insulin, your blood glucose level drops. You feel tired, headachy and miserable, but before too long you‘re out for another cup of coffee with more sugar. And this goes on and on through the day, as blood glucose, mood and physiological responses get taken for a roller coaster ride.
Do it for 40 years and there’s a high likelihood you’ll succumb to one or more of the metabolic dysfunctions. For starters your pancreas starts to wear out. Adult onset diabetes is not a disease it’s a symptom of a dysfunctional pancreas. The first clue – you’re getting fatter.
As to why you’re getting fatter – you’re eating too much flour and sugar. The problem is you’re addicted to the flour and sugar boost. When you feel miserable you go and get yourself another fix.
To learn more about how you can eat to nourish the cells of your body and maintain an ideal weight go to the Hourglass Diet website by clicking on the book cover below.