Why the Breakfast Most Americans Will Eat Today Is a Corporate Scam

Ah, an article that goes perfectly with my just-posted Whole Foods and Your Health, Part 6: Sugar.

Why the Breakfast Most Americans Will Eat Today Is a Corporate Scam

Wake up and smell the McCafé: Cold cereal, donuts and orange juice are breakfast staples because somebody somewhere wanted money. Breakfast in America is a Scam.

Not all of it. But nearly every breakfast staple — cold cereal, donuts, yogurt, bagels and cream cheese, orange juice, frappuccino — is a staple only because somebody somewhere wanted money. Wake up and smell the McCafé. 

Seeking to provide sanitarium patients with meatless anti-aphrodisiac breakfasts in 1894, Michigan Seventh-Day Adventist surgeon John Kellogg developed the process of flaking cooked grains. Hence Corn Flakes. Hence Rice Krispies. Hence a rift between Kellogg and his business partner/brother, who wanted to sweeten Kellogg’s cereals in hopes of selling more. Guess who won.

Whole Foods and Your Health, Part 6: Sugar

       A. Additives
             1. MSG
             2. Preservatives
                 a. BHA and BHT
                 b. Aluminum
                 c. Nitrates and Nitrites
            3. Food Coloring
            4. Sweeteners
                 a. High Fructose Corn Syrup
                 b. Sugar

In the late 1800’s, the average American consumed five pounds of sugar in one year. Now an average American eats twenty-two teaspoons of sugar every day, for a total of 73 pounds a year.  For a large list of why you should avoid excess sugar, read 141 Reasons Sugar Ruins Your Health by Nancy Appleton. [Note: I have NOT fact-checked all of her reasons. However, from my own research, I know many of them to be true. Do your own research.]

1. Sugar suppresses the immune system. White blood cells absorb sugar and Vitamin C in the same way. What’s the importance of that? Continue reading Whole Foods and Your Health, Part 6: Sugar