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Soda, Fast Food & Processing – Our Food (or is it?) is Killing Us!

Sugar = acid = glue and “gums up the works” in my grandmother’s parlance. Sugar slows blood flow down making it difficult for healthy oxygen to feed cells constructively. Instead, fermentation is offered a breeding ground for cancer cells. This is not a new thought. Dr. Otto H. Warburg of Germany, Nobel laureate, was awarded his prize for this discovery in 1931.¹

coke 257x300 Soda, Fast Food & Processing – Our Food (or is it?) is Killing Us!Now, “[f]or the first time in the history of the world, this year [2013] more people will die from the effects of too much food than from starvation,” says Mayor Michael Bloomberg in an interview with James Bennet in the November 2012 issue of The Atlantic magazine.²

In New York City a fight is on over the maximum cup size for serving soda, one of the most sugar laden drinks on the planet. Mayor Bloomberg is waking people up to over consumption by limiting cup size to 16 ounces. The message is clear. All this sugar is killing us and it is time for restraint.

Prior to soda, Bloomberg responded to the unhealthy food being served in fast food restaurants by requiring calorie labeling on their menus. Clearly, he’s a man not easily intimidated or afraid to take the beverage and food “manufacturers” to task and ring-in the exploitive nature of their marketing.

The correlation between obesity and sugar consumption is up over 100 percent. Beverage companies dispute this statistic, but the one thing that cannot be disputed is the serious and frightening increase of obesity for all ages. Alas, the beverage industry is seeing obstacles to their free-wheeling marketing and product development looming on the road ahead.

To the detriment of consumers, companies like Coca Cola have begun to think strategically. Their plan, to get ahead of the sharp turn and move the masses over to Coke Zero or Diet Coke marketing them as lo-cal and free of sugar. A joke they are playing on the public and unfortunately getting away with. Their intent, whether they admit it openly or not, is to get people of all ages hooked on their heavy-in-sugar, chemically laden colored drinks worldwide.

But it isn’t just soda and fast food that is worthy of our concern. It’s also every processed food in your local grocery store. Fancy child-engaging packaging together with psychologically provocative advertising is where it starts. All designed to pull your son or daughter in and beg you to buy it. While little Aaron or Sarah are pulling on you to buy them Yoplait’s Go-Gurt, keep in mind that the head of General Mills, Stephen Sanger, has much to lose if parents reject his products—five hundred million annually to be exact. It is his company that changed unsweetened healthy yogurt into a virtual breakfast “dessert.” There is twice as much sugar in a serving of Yoplait yogurt as General Mills’ marshmallow cereal, Lucky Charms.³

Our rapidly growing poor nutrition standard is about to take us over. It is not only obesity, but all of the other serious health conditions that arise from the drinking of acid ridden soda and the eating of processed foods. Sugar, high fructose corn syrup, aspartame or anything where sweet becomes the objective for taste; we need to stand-up and fight against. Our food is killing us and our children are going first.


¹Warburg, Otto H., The Prime Cause and Prevention of Cancer – Part 1. Revised Lecture Meeting of Nobelists, Landau, Germany, June 30, 1966.

²James Bennet, “The Bloomberg Way,” The Atlantic Magazine, (November 2012), 66-70.

³Michael Moss, “The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food,” New York Times, February 20, 2013.

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LouAnn Savage is publisher and editor of The Weekly Healthline, an online health and lifestyle publication. Subscribe free at: HealthFitForLife.com. Follow her on Twitter @louannsavage and join her on Facebook. She is an Asea distributor.

This post is solely for informational purposes. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for medical advice or suggest a treatment or cure of any disease. Consult your personal healthcare provider for medical advice.


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