Saturday, December 26, 2009

Ten Reasons Not To Eat Processed Food

1. Processed food is all about time saving, millions of pounds are spent every year on the junk that manufacturers pump out every year. Such is the methods that are used the overall quality, of the finished product mostly tends to be very low nutritional wise.

This is one of the reasons why when you are eating processed food, you tend to feel far more hungry than you would do if you are eating fresh prepared food, the reality of this time difference is marginal.
Fresh food in comparison tastes a lot better, processed food tends to taste very bland 

A lot of food stores that sell pre-packaged frozen processed food have now jumped on the healthy craze in order to cash in on healthy eating. But then again this all tends to lead to misleading information on the packaging.

Let’s not mess about here the people that sell this garbage are interested in one thing only money. Nothing more and nothing less, do you really in your wildest dreams think that the people that make this junk are concerned about your health I think not.

One particular tactic that is used, is to focus on one healthy point ie for instance the packaging might contain contains 20% less fat, but what they will fail to tell you is what sort of fat it is, is it unsaturated fat or saturated fat which is the unhealthy type.
It may be the case that the particular product is low in fat but it also may be the case that it might have tons of sugar in order to compensate for this.

Another thing that is used on a lot of processed food especially in our country is the round nutritional pie chart where you have sections of a pie chart, in order to see the calories contained within the product etc.

What a lot of manufacturers have been doing just recently is putting down the values of either half or a quarter, of what it has in it say for instance, it might give you the total fat value. This to me seems to be another misleading way of trying to trick people into thinking they are buying something that is lower in fat when in actual fact it isn’t.

And if you think about it if we are taking notice of what we are eating how come as a nation we are still getting fatter, the something is wrong somewhere don’t you think ?
Have more money in your pocket

2. Processed food tends to be a lot more expensive than it is healthy counterpart if you think about the logistics of this here is why, when you’re eating food that is full of artificial crap and no nutrition whatsoever you’re bound to eat more of it.
Here’s something for you to do go, out and compare fresh food compared to processed food and see how much difference there is you might be surprised at what you find some processed food is quite cheap admittedly but that’s no reason to eat it
Boxes that contain processed food are bigger than the food inside it this is another psychological trick that you may not have realised. You’re not necessarily getting more for your money probably less if you look carefully.
its synthetic

3. When food is processed a lot of the nutritional value is lost in the process so added synthetic vitamins and minerals are added in order to make the shortfall, the only problem with this is that they are nowhere near as good as their regional counterparts so in a way you’re cheating yourself yet again.
As we said previously when you don’t get the correct vitamins and minerals from your food you will tend to eat more and because of the very nature of the food, you’re eating your more likely to gain weight. You see manufacturers can say packed with fortified vitamins but as we know they are no good.
Where is it ?

4. Where is it indeed everything that should be in processed food isn’t, on a scale of one to 10, I would say that the nutritional value of processed food is about one, and that is being generous to say the least. Have you ever noticed on the back of the packet all the preservatives e numbers etc. what on earth do they mean will they do you harm are they good for you what exactly are they for, the problem with this is no one knows except the manufacturer.
Is it alive !!!!

5. I would say almost definitely not all the living enzymes and/or bacteria that can be good for you doesn’t tend to be in processed foods and I dare say that phytochemicals probably aren’t there as well, which are important factor when it comes to free radicals in your body for these like plants soak up free radicals in your body which prevent disease.
Is it worth investing in ?

6. When you buy this food you’re encouraging more being spent on it so therefore keeping it alive if less people spend more money on fresh fruit and vegetables and more money would encourage the growth of this particular industry.
Not needed additions

7. Processed food tend to have tons of chemical additives which are no use whatsoever to you or the food things like artificial colouring and preservatives, so the food will last longer no use to you whatsoever for all you know these could cause harm without you even knowing.
Mystery guests !!!

8. This type of particular food can have all sorts of strange odds and ends added during processing one particular example of this is sausages say or hot dog sausages to be more specific they can contain something called edible offal, i.e. different parts of the animal like ears.
Are you a crack addict

9. It’s a well-known fact that fat and sugar are as addictive as heroin and cocaine they stimulate the same receptors in your brain that make you feel good this is what’s known as a dopamine high, manufacturers all too well know that.
These substances are highly addictive that is why processed food does have a lots of hidden sugar and fat, so as to make it addictive and also enhance the taste.

Listen to old advice
10. Can you remember when you were younger and your parents told you to eat more vegetables well guess what they were right.



Anonymous said...

I checkd up on Ezekial Bread that is mentionned in your side column as it sounded good.

Come to find out human dung is involved.

C'mon now, are you shitting me that i should eath that crap ?

Bet this does not make it by the moderator. The blog author could not stand that kind of truth ! because i don't want to ake this comment anonymously !

Rene´s Bare Essentials said...

thanks for your comment. Here is what i found in reference to dung.
What’s interesting is that the bread’s ingredients are based on a biblical verse:

Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentils, and millet, and fitches, and put them in one vessel, and make thee bread thereof, [according] to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon thy side, three hundred and ninety days shalt thou eat thereof.

Interestingly, when you combine these things, you get (according to Food for Life):

A complete protein is created that closely parallels the protein found in milk and eggs. In fact, the protein quality is so high, that it is 84.3% as efficient as the highest recognized source of protein, containing all 9 essential amino acids. There are 18 amino acids present in this unique bread – from all vegetable sources – naturally balanced in nature.

I’m also glad that Food for Life decided to bake bread following Ezekiel 4:9 and not one of the other nearby verses (and, in advance, I’m not making these up):

4:10 And thy meat which thou shalt eat [shall be] by weight, twenty shekels a day: from time to time shalt thou eat it.

4:12 And thou shalt eat it [as] barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh out of man, in their sight.

4:15 Then he said unto me, Lo, I have given thee cow’s dung for man’s dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith.

Simply Life said...

Great reminders - thanks!