Farmers feed their animals corn to make them fat…so why is it in everything we eat?
Corn is found in just about every boxed or packaged food as corn oil, corn starch, dextrose corn sugar, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup and many derivatives of these names. Imagine my surprise when a friend of mine brought over some chocolate milk and we found “high fructose corn syrup” on the label! Even if you’re not eating processed foods, you could be getting it from farm raised pigs, cows, chickens, fish, etc who are being fed a steady diet of the yellow cob.
It doesn’t come as a surprise that with the increase of corn consumption comes an increase in diseases and obesity. According to the following graphs by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity is climbing so fast they had to create a new color category!
What do I think?
I agree with this ABC NEWS VIDEO. I tend to think that our over consumption of corn plays a huge role in the boom in obesity, diabetes, heart disease and morbidity.
Take the challenge!
Step 1: Awareness
Go through your pantry and fridge and look at every food label searching for the words listed in the second paragraph of othis article.
Step 2: Watch the ABC NEWS VIDEO
Step 3: Get rid of corn
Stop eating foods that contain corn (in the above mentioned forms) for three weeks and see how you feel. Expect more energy! Record your weight and body fat percentage before and after.
Step 4: Post your results/thoughts in the comments section below
Check out this LIST OF ITEMS that can be made from corn and get rid of them from your diet completely unless they come from farm fresh fruits, veggies and grass fed/free range meats.
If you want to do more:
Check out this free anti-inflammatory food eating plan.