Eat Real Food!
What is one dangerous ingredient that has infiltrated almost all of our packaged foods? Our foods have many additives, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is particularly prevalent.
In a castigation he gave titled” Sugar: The Bitter Truth,” he breaks down the several chemical reactions in the body to emphasize how different sugars are processed. We have a prevalent of obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure in
our country, and he believes these are a direct result of our diet– specifically, the byproduct of consuming a lot of sugar.
HFCS was developed in Japan in 1966, but it wasn’t sold in the United States until the mid-70s. Around that same time, there was a number of problem regarding the relationship between weight gain and heart disease. Consequently, there was a push toward a low-fat diet, the facility being that eating fat raises the levels of LDL (low-density lipoprotein– a fat protein) in the body. But, here’s the real truth: not all fat is harmful, and removing fat from our diet actually created a huge problem. Why? Because there are two kinds of LDL in your body, and only one of them is hazardous. Eating fat increases the levels of high-density lipoprotein, and these aren’t bad for you. When the low-fat craze started and fat was removed from foods, it didn’t taste good. So … how did the food industry offset that lack in flavor? Sugar, of course!
With the arrival of HFCS, adding something sweet was easy and cheap! Today, much of what we consume has HFCS in it: soft drinks, processed, packaged food, and any number of items from the drive thru at most fast food joints. The thing is: we might be satiating our hunger, but we’re also ingesting something that’s really bad for our bodies. According to Lustig, that single substance alone is a catalyst for a lot of the health crises we are facing today– in the United States, and across the world.
When you put fructose in your body, it doesn’t induce insulin production. Continue to eat! When you consume fructose, a large chunk of those calories will end up in fat simply because of how the body chemically processes it.
Well, we’re talking about it because we are proponents of eating real food instead of processed food. The byproduct of that is that we end up eating a lot of processed junk– stuff that is literally harmful to the body.
So, by coming on one of our culinary tours, you can sample fresh, real food, learn effective ways to make some yummy dishes, acquire culinary tips, and discover how to blend spices and numerous techniques to make delicious food. And it’s a win/win: you’ll have something scrumptious to make when you have friends come for dinner, and know, at the same time, that you’re eating something that’s healthier for you. Making food in your own kitchen is one way you can be sure to reduce your intake of high fructose corn syrup– because you can read labels and only use ingredients that don’t have that as an additive
So … here’s to eating real food, loving authentic, genuine flavor, and taking obligation for your health! Contact and schedule a culinary tour with us today!
The relevant information for this post arise from the following lecture given by Dr. Robert Lustig: