In a nutshell: Soy and Corn= BAD. Which I already knew. But I kind of let it roll here and there.
I'm seeing that Soy and Corn is in everything. It's the two cheapest, easiest to produce vegetables therefore our food is stuffed full of it. Yet it has hardly any nutritional value.
-Our cowboy friend from Oklahoma that raises cattle told us corn has essentially no nutritional value once cooked. (Cattlemen feed their livestock corn, if that wasn't obvious)
-Years ago my friend that is a runway/fashion model in Los Angeles (and is super skinny) told me that she never eats anything corn. She said "that's what they feed animals to fatten them up for selling".
-I had a random facts app on my iPhone a couple years ago that said there is more nutritional value in the cardboard box of Corn Flakes than the actual cereal itself.
-And now in our class we're learning more about it and how to not consume it.
I love when things connect and make sense!
"Berry Burst Whole Grain Guaranteed" sounds so great doesn't it? And that picture is gorgeous!
Well, big surprise, look at the ingredients:
whole grain oats
modified corn starch
followed by a ton of ingredients we don't even know how to pronounce, many of which were made in a chemistry lab and then added to our food to make it look pretty longer.
Here's more marketing schemes.
"oh! Natural Cheetos. Look at that soft brown and tan packaging. That looks so much more healthy than their normal all bright orange bag!" So you buy it, proud of yourself for being more natural.
Aaaaand let's read the ingredients:
Yes it's organic, but it's still corn!
Organic means richer, more nutrient soil the food is grown in.
But since we've established yellow corn does not have much nutritional value whatsoever and it's just a cheap filler and starter for fake foods....organic or not, it's bad. It's nutritionally empty.
*just to let you know...all I did was Google "ingredient list" and these came up. I did not search for "corn in ingredient list". Try it out yourself. Google Ingredient List and have fun finding all the CORN AND SOY that is in everything. Or next time you go to the store, read the ingredients to your normal purchases. It's in everything.
We're being fed like livestock here. The cheapest, easiest ingredients that they can make money on and we get addicted (because corn is mostly carbohydrates and carbs turn to sugar and sugar is flat out addicting) and have to buy more more more. They don't care we are getting fat like the livestock. They don't care we are diseased. Doctors and insurance get more money that way, anyway so why stop it?
We are an obese nation. Diabetes is everywhere. Cancer is so common. Everyone is tired so they have to turn to even more unhealthy things to keep them going. It's a never ending cycle.
Until you break it.
You vote with your dollar.
When you buy crap, crap keeps getting made. More and more and bigger and flashier and more in your face. Because that's what's selling.
So as far as this family goes, we just stay away from CORN and SOY products. It's really not that hard.
Today I've eaten:
-Green Monster Smoothie
(spinach, chia seeds, banana, wild blueberries, orange, lemon)
-raw nuts and raisins (high in fat and protein) But the fat your body uses for fuel backed up with nutrients. Not empty fat. Big difference.
-Black beans and brown rice (not white) with salsa.
And I'm completely satisfied. It's crazy. If any of you know me personally I eat all the time. A lot. But I feel much more satisfied and not lacking anything so I'm not stuffing my face all day.
I'm telling you guys, if you are local you have GOT to take John's class, it's amazing! I've never felt so clean inside in all of my life.