With every passing day, our concerns about distinguishing FOOD from FOOD “STUFF“ fades away. Our focus tends to shift from nutritional needs to satiating hunger. Our food choices are selected based on (1) speed, (2) convenience, (3) taste (4) and affordability. This has resulted in a desensitized population that no longer understands the meaning and […]
Dr Jonathan has nailed this one. In our day of look good, feel good cheap processed foods it takes a little work to sort through the myriad of products to find wholesome, natural foods. Most people don’t take the time and just grab something fast. The end result is the deteriorating health of an entire generation.
Did you know the foods you eat actually make you feel hungrier instead of full?
The white flour used to bake white bread has been stripped of its outer shell (the bran), which depletes the grain’s feel-full fiber content.
Juicing is a popular rage which gives you all the sugars of your favorite fruits and vegetables with none of the pulp and fibers (which make you feel full).
Pretty much every ingredient behind a fast food counter is designed to make you supersize your meal. For instance, trans fat inflames the gut, potentially impairing the body’s ability to produce appetite-controlling neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin.
Alcohol doesn’t just lower your healthy-eating resolve, it downright makes you hungrier: According to research published in Alcohol & Alcoholism, just three servings can slash your body’s levels of leptin—a hormone designed to squash hunger and keep you feeling full—by 30%. “Alcohol can also deplete your body’s carbohydrate stores (called glycogen), causing you to crave carbs in order to replace what was lost
MSG (aka monosodium glutamate)
is a flavor-enhancer best known for being added to Chinese food, and may also be found in other foods including canned veggies, soups, processed meats, and even beer and ice cream. One animal study from Spanish researchers suggests the chemical triggers a 40% increase in appetite.
These are just a few and the list is endless. Thanks for visiting, Hope this helps.
Until Later you friend Bill.