The nutritional world is complicated. There are so many "hands" within determining what is healthy, what ingredients are legal, the development of the food pyramid- that eventually, you research yourself. You read, you seek knowledge and certification to realize so much of what we are told and encouraged to do directly is one BIG FAT LIE.
Aggressive, I know. But really?? Let's start with Aspartame. Is aspartame dangerous? Most likely, it depends who you ask. Aspartame is an artificial sweetener that is in more than 6,000 products including carbonated and powdered soft drinks, chewing gum, confections, gelatins, dessert mixes, puddings and fillings, frozen desserts, yogurt, tabletop sweeteners, and some pharmaceuticals such as vitamins and sugar-free cough drops. Aspartame is consumed by over 200 million people. "Is aspartame dangerous” is something we should all be asking.
To give aspartame a "fair" chance, I will even send you over to aspartame.org. On their website you will find lots of data that indicates that the artificial sweetener has been through enough “scientific” research to make us feel at ease. You’ll find endorsements by all sorts of experts. But if you take a look at the history books, the facts paint a different picture: Aspartame was initially born out of ACCIDENT.
In the 1960′s a chemist, G.D. Searle accidentally created aspartame in efforts to find a cure for stomach ulcers. Searle initiated testing procedures and it eventually received approval by the FDA. Not long after approval, the dangers of aspartame brought negative accusations towards G.D. Searle and his terrible testing procedures.
In fact, Aspartame was criminally investigated in 1977 by a manufacturer put into place by the FDA. In 1980 the FDA banned aspartame after having multiple scientists student the sweetener. They concluded that aspartame came with a high risk of developing brain tumors.
Brain tumors. The FDA banned Aspartame in 1981. The CEO of Searle, stated in a meeting that he was going to use his well developed channels to help aid in aspartame's approval. That same month Ronald Reagan became President of the United States. His team included Rumsfeld who hand picked Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes Jr. to be the new FDA Commissioner. Not long after the appointing of the new FDA Commissioner, Hayes created a 5-person Scientific Commission to review aspartame. In a 3–2 decision, the panel upheld the original ban, stating that the artificial sweetener was unsafe.
Aspartame was banned TWICE by the FDA. Despite the panel’s decision, Hayes then appointed a sixth member on the commission who voted in favor of the making aspartame legal. Now the vote was tied. So what happened? Hayes personally broke the tie in aspartame’s favor. Hayes officially approved the use of aspartame as an artificial sweetener in dry goods in July of 1981. In 1985 Searle was then taken over by Monsanto.
So is Aspartame dangerous? Keeping hisotry in mind, you are able to now make your own informed decision. However, aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives. Here are some of the different symptoms caused by aspartame:
So what do you think? Is aspartame dangerous? The Triumph Kitchen believes that we should trust real food and it will always win over the industry of mass production for imitation fake-foods.
Now let's look at the Low-Fat Food Theory and why it needs to disappear:
The Triumph Kitchen hopes to help change your outlook in regards to fat. After lots of research about the nutrition behind real fats and learning about the facts behind the low-fat campaign, we hope you will start to get some good fats worked into your diet and we are CONFIDENT you will see the changes. If you research the low-fat campaign yourself- you will find out that the theory is one BIG FAT LIE.
Where did the low-fat idea come from? To put a VERY long story short- a gentleman, Ancel Keys, developed a hypothesis that eating animal fat can lead to heart disease. Unfortunately, his cherry-picked data really did not prove anything especially since he lacked accounting for many other healthy life factors. At that time, he was unable American Heart Association on board but was able to work some magic and convince the general population his hypothesis was fact.
America is experiencing obesity epidemic that began in 1980, and some people believe that it is coincidental that the rise of the low-fat dogma occurred at the same time. The percentage of fat in the American diet has been decreasing for two decades and low-fat weight-loss trials have been a failure for participants.
Food has multiple purposes for function in the body. Food's primary functions provide us with energy AND tissue repair. Food is about cell health and nutritious food helps replenish and heal tissue. REAL FOOD can prevent and guard again disease. Our bodies need the RIGHT type of fuel.
For example, you jaunt to the store pick up one of those “100 calorie packs.” You also try to find a low-fat or no-fat version because the low-fat dogma tells us too. Those 100 calories of processed food offers you little (if any) nutritional value. In other words, you just ate a worthless 100 calories.
Now, think that instead you ate hard-boiled egg for about 70 calories (with GOOD fat). Instead of the empty 100 calories, you will have just consumed some awesome nutrients that can help heal your body.
You see, food producers cannot actually say that food can heal your body- this infringes on the rights of pharmaceutical companies so essentially the information our society is lead to believe is that drugs heal us and food is for fuel only.
Your body craves nutrient dense foods. No matter how many calories you consume, if your body is lacking what it needs- it will trigger hunger and craving for the food you NEED. Currently, our society is an over-fed and undernourished group, but when we supply truly nourishing foods our bodies feel satisfied.
Eat real food. It IS that simple.