Why Your Grandparents Didn’t Need To Diet
As time goes on we are only seeing the people are getting sicker and sicker. If we are as medically advanced as we say we are, why do we suffer from so much disease?
Every year we are seeing a rise in major health issues and diseases. In America, heart disease is the number one cause of death. It is one of the most common health ailments today, and the worst part about it is that it is completely preventable in most cases. Cancer, another extremely lethal disease, has destroyed the lives of millions. Some startling UK statistics show that 1 in 2 people in the United Kingdom will get cancer… Scary right? Well, you might notice that overall health is weakened every generation that is born. There’s a reason for this. It’s exactly why our grandparents didn’t have to diet.
Today we are surrounded by toxic chemicals, ingredients, and basic components of life. Greedy and money hungry CEOs have taken upon substituting natural ingredients for fake ones because it’s cheaper, and it helps them sell. They use artificial colorings, textures, and flavors to make the food taste and look good, but it is essentially garbage. Back in the day, our grandparents weren’t exposed to these toxic and dangerous foods, and if they did happen to encounter some it was rare. Today, processed food is literally all around us. There are even brands and companies that claim to be 100% organic, but it is all a lie!
Processed food has an immense amount of calories in it. Scientists say that calorie restriction can increase your lifespan. Best Selling Author, Michael Pollan said in an interview with the New York Times magazine:
“The scientific case for eating a lot less than we currently do is compelling. ‘Calorie restriction’ has repeatedly been shown to slow aging in animals, and many researchers (including Walter Willett, the Harvard epidemiologist) believe it offers the single strongest link between diet and cancer prevention,” he continues, “Once one of the longest-lived people on earth, the Okinawans practices a principle they called ‘Hara Hachi Bu’: eat until you are 80 percent full.”
According to Pollan, we shouldn’t be consuming anything that our great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food. “Imagine how baffled your ancestors would be in a modern supermarket (most items) aren’t foods – quite – they’re food products,” he said.
“History suggests you might want to wait a few decades or so before adding such novelties to your diet, the substitution of margarine for butter is the classic case in point.
Their promise was that margarine would prevent disease. People around the globe questioned this advice, especially those who have valued butter for its life-sustaining properties for millennia. Today we know that butter is light years healthier than margarine ever could be.
“My mother used to predict ‘they’ would eventually discover that butter was better for you. She was right: the trans-fatty margarine is killing us. Eat food, not food products.”