Corn and Healthcare Crisis go hand-in-hand

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Entire food system based off faulty food?

Americans are innovative and dedicated. We often manage to find simple answers to complex problems.

Following World War II and facing BOOMING population growth from returning soldiers, US lawmakers and interest groups combined forces for a noble cause: Produce More Food for the baby boomer generation.

Since a growing population will consume more food, the government prioritized certain crops to be the backbone of a nation. In particular, the yellow, starchy kernels we know and love as Corn. The crop is officially subsidized — with farmer’s being paid BILLIONS per year on government payroll.

With THAT kind of incentive, why wouldn’t they produce corn?

The corn of the issue

The corn of the issue

Since corn can be produced for so “cheap” (actual cost is covered by you, the taxpayer), the abundance of corn has corporations researching every, possible, function of corn. In fact, nearly every processed food in the grocery store will contain “cheap” corn products.

Corn alone is greatly responsible for our obesity

Imagine putting low grade gasoline in your car every week for ten years — what do you think would happen to the engine?

Yet, thats what Americans are doing every single day. Each time we take a sip of Coca-Cola, the low grade fuel degrades us.

What common products contain / are derived from corn?

  • Frozen dinners
  • Soft drinks
  • Shake N’ Bake – Tangy Honey Glaze
  • Capri Sun
  • Kellog’s (nearly all)
  • Heinz Ketchup
  • Yoplait Yogurt
  • Smuckers
  • Some processed lunch meats
  • BBQ sauce
  • Oscar Meyer Lunchables

Take a second to think about which products contain High Fructose Corn Syrup.

For one moment, really think about which items contain HFCS.

This is your body on Capri-Sun

This is your body on Capri-Sun

Of these products, ALL OF THE PROCESSED FOODS above contain corn in the form of High Fructose Corn Syrup.

That is essentially refined, unnatural sugar that your body has no clue what to do with. What is a body to do when bombarded with simple carbs? High Fructose Corn Syrup is almost always stored as body fat.

MERCURY in your snackfood?????

Aside from spiking blood sugar levels so that your body struggles with the calories, there are more risks involved.

Mercury turned up in many foods not previously known to be sources of mercury, including many preferred by children, the group said. It includes Nutri-Grain Strawberry Cereal Bars, Quaker Oatmeal to go bars, Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup, Yoplait Strawberry yogurt, Market Pantry Grape Jelly and Coca-Cola: All contain mercury.

  • Mercury leaks into corn, and is in many High Fructose Corn Syrup containing products.
WARNING: Contains Mercury (from high fructose corn syrup)

WARNING: Contains Mercury (from high fructose corn syrup)

Poisoning rational adults is one thing, but children are the real victims here. High fructose corn syrup wasn’t around 100 years ago, and it might not be around in 100 more years. Your life is in your hands, do you really want to give that away to corporations who abuse political clout through dangerous subsidies?

Stay natural, stay safe.

A diet high in corn products will result in obesity and diabetes — if not heart disease and cancer. Corn, itself, is not a toxin, but it has overgrown worse than a yeast infection. We need to gain control over the balance — the food source of our country — the core of what it means to be American.

Food Reform is the only sustainable health care system.

  1. End obesity by reducing corn production.
  2. Prevent disease by offering a bounty of healthy foods
  3. Live healthier, smarter, and happier with beautiful vitality.

Friends, I urge you to diligently read product labelsEMPOWER yourselves, Today!

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2 comments on “Corn and Healthcare Crisis go hand-in-hand

  1. Khiem Bui says:

    Hi Andre, I’ve sent you email before, but here’s a question i kinda wanna just ask here.

    I really do want to eat healthier and make nutrition a big part of my life but being an teen (17) and Asian limits me to how healthy I can really eat.

    Ex. Being Asian, white rice everyday is typically the norm and part of the culture but it is obviously bad because of the mass amount of carbs.

    Do you have any advice and solution for situations such as that?

    Thank You, Frequent reader.
    Khiem Bui

    • André Ellison says:

      Hi Khiem,

      Rice is tricky. In many Asian countries, Rice has played a huge role in national growth and development. Some theorize that Asian people tend to have developed a higher tolerance towards carbohydrates — particularly because of rice.

      Refined rice is a starchy food, high in calories, and almost entirely lacking in any nutrients whatsoever. Simply put, White rice can give you energy, but it’s not good for fitness.

      But how to eat healthier with all those carbs?

      SOLUTION 1: Eat less rice
      Raise your wrist and make a fist with your hand. You should try eating LESS rice than the volume of your fist.

      SOLUTION 2: MORE Vegetables
      The nutrients and fiber from vegetables should help regulate blood sugar levels and support healthy digestion of the rice.

      SOLUTION 3: Explore and Learn about BETTER sources of carbs that your family can enjoy and afford. There is healthy food out there, you just have to look for it. Find deals, go to markets, go shopping with your family.

      Can you think of other solutions? The answers are there, you just have to find them.

      André
      EllisonFitness

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