Are the "5 deadly targets" Are you coming to take you? (Part 1: White Flour and White Rice)
There is a group of foods that most Americans love to eat, and they actually eat multiple times a day. These foods have a few things in common. They are stripped of almost all nutrition. They are loaded with calories and partner with each other to create foods that compromise the health and fitness of Americans.
Although the name is new, these foods are very familiar to all of us. In fact, most of us eat the “Deadly Five” every day, and usually more than once. Can you guess which foods are included in the “Five Deadly Targets” category?
“White” or refined oils
With the event of the Industrial Revolution in the 1800s in Europe and America, came the invention of more complicated and efficient devices for pulverizing wheat berries into fine white flour, polishing brown rice into white rice, and refining the sugar cane on white. sugar, which makes these common foods more palatable to Western taste buds.
Add white salt and refined “white” oils, and you’ve got a total of “Five Deadly Whites.”
Who are the losers in this process of processing and refinement? We are. White rice, white flour, and white sugar products may taste better for spoiled taste buds, but they are also devoid of nutrients.
What’s wrong with white rice, white flour, white sugar, white salt, and “white” or refined oils?
Let’s take a closer look at these common foods, starting with refined grains.
Americans love many different foods made with refined grains in the form of white flour products, white rice, quick oats, and corn grits. We have an emotional attachment to Pillsbury Dough Boy (ah-hoo) and fine, light white flour for breads, pasta, pies, pizza dough, pies, cookies, cakes, and desserts of all kinds. Many of us love these products made from refined white flour even more than we love sugar-laden foods.
Furthermore, since World War II, grains have been bleached, gassed, and colored in mere vestiges of their original shape; and then toasted, toasted and glazed with sugar; and embalmed in chemicals and preservatives; and put in a big box. We call these completely adulterated grains cereals; And these cereals contain as much nutrition as the cardboard box that contains them.
The refining, pulverizing, sieving, cooking and packaging of whole grains cause the loss of enzymes or the “life force” of the food, along with the loss of nutrients, including vitamins and minerals.
Again, who are the losers in this refinement process? We are.
Refined grains or broken foods offer poor nutrition, leaving the body still starving for good nutrition. That is why we overeat; and we overeat the wrong foods. Americans are often overfed and undernourished. Why? Because we eat too many processed, refined, and canned foods that are low in nutrients and high in calories, high in fat, high in sugar, high in salt, and we eat too little of the foods that are nutrients and fiber. -Rich.
Refined grains do not contain fiber that acts like an intestinal broom to clean our intestines.
Refined grains are refined and preserved with chemicals; chemicals that we end up eating that are harsh on our bodies.
Refined grains cause our bodies to produce excess mucus that accumulates in the nose, sinuses, throat, bronchial tubes, and lungs, causing us to smell, blow, drain, and cough, and often leads to colds. and more frequent respiratory problems. .
Refined grains deplete calcium from our bones, increasing our chances of developing osteoporosis.
Refined grains break down in our digestive system and get absorbed into the bloodstream too quickly. This alters blood sugar levels, depletes the pancreas and / or adrenal glands, triggering hypoglycemic and diabetic reactions. Refined grains are just as bad for people with diabetes as white sugar.
In fact, refined grains are simply bad for everyone, and we pay a high price for eating them: illness and premature death.
Are white flour treats worth risking for our body’s health and fitness? Only you can answer that question for yourself, but be prepared to accept the consequences that will result from your answer.
Part II: White Salt
Part III: White sugar
Part IV: “White” Processed Oils