Corn is ubiquitous in the standard American diet (SAD) and Americans are being fattened by it, just as feed lot cattle are fattened by it.
The corn lobby is one of the most powerful in the nation
Because corn is so heavily subsidized by the U.S. government, a ton of it costs less to buy than it does to produce, and thus is fed to every form of livestock. So if you eat commercial beef, dairy, pork, chicken, turkey, and even farmed fish, you are consuming tons of corn (literally).
Michael Pollan, in his excellent book: The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A history of four meals goes so far as to postulate that corn has manipulated humanity to its own end and desire. (I, for one, welcome our kernel headed overlords. (Doh))! Just kidding, I took that from Kent Brockman.
If you eat the SAD, no matter what you eat it is based in corn
Almost any edible food-like food stuffs that you can purchase from the center isles of the grocery store contain high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), as do a substantial number of the products in the “dairy” counter (most of that stuff contains no dairy - like margarine and whipped topping). (I’ll talk about fake fat in another post).
Soda pop and most “juices” are also loaded with HFCS, as are quite a few different kinds of chips, and almost all store-bought cakes and cookies.
The crust in your frozen pizza probably contains HFCS and of course the sausage and pepperoni are from pork that was raised on corn. If you want a salad with that frozen pizza, there’s a good chance that the salad dressing you use, even if it is labeled as “natural” contains HFCS as well.
A typical SAD day filled with corn
Outlined below is a typical day filled with corn in the standard American diet (SAD).
Breakfast: Bacon or sausage from pork fattened on corn, eggs from caged chickens fed corn, toast with HFCS, and juice with HFCS
Mid morning snack: Store bought cookies with HFCS
Lunch: Turkey sandwich and chips - bread with HFCS, corn fed turkey, HFCS in deli meat cure and chips. Soda pop with HFCS
Mid afternoon snack: Candy bar with HFCS
Dinner: Farmed salmon, fed corn, salad with HFCS in the salad dressing, rice from a box, most likely with HFCS in the sauce.
That’s just one sample day, listed to portray how heavily corn based the standard American diet (SAD) really is.
How “SAD” is that?
If you continue to eat the standard American diet, it will have a very sad effect on your health.
Eating a Pro-Pro diet of mostly pastured, grass fed protein and produce you can improve and maintain your health in an easy and enjoyable manner, and not be one of the “Children of the Corn”.
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