Trade Secrets June 2015

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The reason is very simple: the food industry has nothing to do with food – it has everything to do with money. What will sell? How can the manufacturer attract you to buy their product? We have become the victims in this pressurized industry and as a result of their pursuit of your dollars, our country hovers at a 37%+ obesity level and a staggering 70% in the classification of overweight. And, this has only happened over the last 30 years. No wonder there is a health care crisis in this country!

draw” from the amount of sugar you eat. In tests done with rats, sugar has been proven to be 8X more addictive than cocaine! So quitting your favorite foods will not be easy, but it will definitely be worth it. Abstention from all sugar over a 2 week period can physically give the body the chance to not crave it anymore.

That will not be easy because sugar is in EVERYTHING!! So, read your labels. Xylitol, dextrose, glucose, malodextrin, high fructose corn syrup, beet sugar and the list goes on – 200+ kinds of sugar are put into Now-a-days, you have to be very careful with everyour food. The best advice – if any kind of sugar is in thing you put into your mouth. As a nation, we did not the first 5 ingredients, don’t eat it. get so fat because we didn’t care what we were eating. We got fat because we trusted that what we were eatHowever, sugar is not just an ingredient: it is a bying wasn’t bad for us. Unfortunately, that was not the product, a simple carbohydrate. Any flour or food that case. has been processed becomes a simple carbohydrate. So, all those snacks you love from Doritos to cookies In the 1970’s it was all about taking fat out of the food to donuts to most breads – all become simple carbobecause “fat was making us fat.” (That has since been hydrates when entered into your digestive system and, disproved!) When the food manufacturers took the therefore, are digested as if they were pure sugar. Do fat out, they took the flavor out. In order to bring the your best to limit these. flavor back, they added sugar. And, here we are 30+ years later – a nation of sugar addicts. Eating smarter is not hard when you know what to look for. Another culprit which compromises our The only way to stop this epidemic of sugar addiction health are all the poisons that are put on our fresh is one day at a time – literally. You need to “withproduce. There are some foods whose pesticides,

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