Running for your next meal…

 

 

We enter the ‘great fat debate’ and ask, ‘why are we so fat?’ Have we become greedier and less active? The research seems to think not. So what’s changed that’s causing so much obesity ?
According to research the answer is very simple. It’s the food we eat. More specifically, the sheer amount of sugar in that food and sugar we’re often unaware of.
The scientific innovation by Japan in the 70’s, which led to the mass development of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), an incredibly cheap, highly sweet, gloppy syrup, produced from corn, changed everything. Since then, HFCS has been pumped into every conceivable food: pizzas, coleslaw, soft drinks, chocolates, meat; you name it, it’s probably in there too. It provides that ‘just baked’ sheen on bread and cakes, makes everything sweeter, and extends the shelf life from days to years in some products.
Our bodies have lost the battle against the ‘sugar’ we can’t see other than in the mirror. We will over the next few weeks be running a series of articles and sharing research that will help you make up your own mind. For now turn to page 8 for the latest news about bacon. Send me your comments: steve@thepost.nz

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