3. Hydrogenated Soybean Is The Next Culprit
Soy’s composition is one that it is loaded with herbicides and has been engineered (genetically) to have a glyphosate resistance. However, even organic soy is mostly hydrogenated and, like sugar, constitutes for most of the daily calorie requirements in the US. Soybean oil accounts for 65% of the annual, edible oil consumption in the US. The biggest complication is the trans-fat content in this oil and has been linked to cancer, bone degeneration, asthma, auto-immune disorders, diabetes, heart diseases, and various other problems. Bottom line, soy itself comes with multiple health concerns.
4. Modern Wheat Is Not The Same Healthy Choice It Used To Be
Now and days, the wheat that we ingest is less enriched with nutrients compared to the kind that your parents and grandparents once consumed. The composition of copper, zinc, iron, magnesium, and other essential nutrients has fallen by 19% to 28%. Evidence also shows that our current wheat is more harmful to people with gluten intolerance and sensitivity. Some unhealthy effects caused by wheat are pro-inflammatory, neurotoxic, cardio-toxic, immune-toxic, cytotoxic. It can also disrupt the gastrointestinal and endocrine system as well as interfering with genetic expression. The foremost reason for these ill results is due to Wheat Germ Agglutinin (WGA).
5. Increase In The Consumption Of Processed Food
90% of American food purchases go towards processed foods, and sadly, this is one fact that should not come as a surprise. This includes restaurant, fast food, and ready-to-eat meals from the grocery store. This has directly doubled the risk of obesity in adults, tripled the same in adolescents, and it propels the increase in disease.
6. Modern Diets Changed By The Rising Intake Of Vegetable Oil
Vegetable oil provides the body with omega-6 fatty acids. Over consumption of these oils, has led to an overall fatty acid composition that is irregular for our modern diets. Ideally, the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 oils should be 1:1, but the current dietary trends have driven an average American’s fatty acid balance to be 1:20 and even 1:50. Consuming so much omega-6, and so little omega-3, is producing an increased frequency of diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s, depression, cancer, cardiovascular disorders, and so much more.
7. Low-Fat Fads Drive Chronic Ill Health
The present fad that is promoting near elimination of fat from the diet is another basis for the increase of chronic ill-health, and metabolic ailments. Dr. Mercola warns that leptin-intolerant and insulin-resistant individuals primarily need healthy fats in their diet, around 50% to 85% worth.
The Overall Message
One must make an individual choice to counteract these modern diet issues. Explore all information regarding a healthier diet, eliminate sugar, add more healthy fats, and avoid all processed foods when possible. Whenever we can, we must make a serious effort to cook many healthy and home-cooked meals from natural, organic ingredients.
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