Monster Among Us
Do you remember the classic horror story of Frankenstein’s monster? In this tale a scientist, Dr. Frankenstein, attempted to create a living human being from the body parts of cadavers. In his attempt to create life he went against the order of nature. He succeeded, but his creation was not a normal functioning human, but a mentally distorted monster. When this monster was free to roam the countryside he began killing innocent people.
We have in the food industry a similar situation. Scientists are creating Frankenfoods. Like Dr. Frankenstein, scientists start off with real foods, strip them of nutrients and fiber, combine the lifeless residue with chemical additives, synthetic vitamins, and artificial flavors creating a food never seen before in nature or eaten by man or beast. This new food only resembles the real thing. When sent out to retail markets throughout the land, like Frankenstein’s Monster, it stirs up trouble.
Frankenfoods work their mischief slowly, causing obesity, sickness, and premature death. They kill by denying people the nutrients they need to achieve and maintain good health. This process is so gradual that many people don’t recognize that what they’re eating is slowly killing them.
A rule of thumb to protect you from the Frankenfoods that lurk inside grocery stores waiting for their next victim is to keep in mind that the more processing a food undergoes, the less healthy it becomes. All the health benefits attributed to whole grains and vegetables are lost when foods are over processed, refined, and manipulated. Whole wheat is turned into white flour by stripping it of most of its fiber and nutrients, leaving a nutritionally depleted starch.
Sugar is even worse. Like Frankenstein’s monster who was made from real body parts, sugar comes from real food. Sugar can be made from corn, beets, rice, and other carbohydrate-rich foods. Beets, for example, start off as healthy food full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. All of these nutrients are removed as beets are transformed into sugar. Even the starch is taken out. What remains when all the nutrients are removed is a white crystalline powder which acts more like a drug than it does a food. It stimulates pleasure centers in the brain creating sugar addictions and destroying health.
For optimal health you need to avoid lifeless Frankenfoods and focus on eating living foods—whole grains, fresh fruits, and vegetables, nuts, and seeds and fresh meat, eggs, and dairy.