Friday, April 19, 2024

Cereal: It’s What’s For Supper?

Cereal: it’s what’s for supper. 

Stagflation is knocking on the door to America! So, get the bowls out and let’s eat some cereal for supper (yes supper is what we refer to the last meal of the day in the deep south).

At least that is what Gary Pilnick – CEO of Kellogg’s Group is encouraging us to do.

Is Gary looking out for our health or his profits? Almost everything Kellogg’s manufactures is the opposite of highly nutritious.  “If you think about the cost of cereal for a family versus what they might otherwise do, that’s going to be much more affordable,” Pilnick said, claiming that it could help a “consumer under pressure” because the price of a bowl of cereal with milk and fruit “is less than a dollar.”

As our nation struggles with obesity, the media is also trying to normalize it.

Obesity comes with major health consequences. There is nothing healthy about obesity and being metabolically unhealthy. Obesity and being overweight are the real epidemic issues in America. I could go down about a dozen different paths on this article from right here. I will attempt to stay on a single path. 88% of Americans are either overweight or obese. That means only 12% are metabolically healthy. “27.3 million adults are meeting recommended targets for cardiovascular risk factors management, according to researchers” Here is a UNC Chapel Hill article to prove this data.

  • Numerous types of cancers (breast, kidney, etc.)
  • Cardiovascular disease (stroke, hypertension)
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Kidney Disease
  • Increased risk of physical disability
  • Osteoarthritis

Read the list above very carefully; this is the life you are CONSCIOUSLY CHOOSING if you are overweight and/or obese!

What makes us obese and over weight?

Our standard American diet is full of seed oils and added sugar which correlates to processed and ultra processed foods. What is the difference between the two?

In the middle of the spectrum, there are processed foods that have a few added ingredients but still resemble whole food ingredients in some way. Canned vegetables, freshly baked bread and pasteurized milk are processed foods.

At the bad end of the spectrum, ultra-processed foods undergo extensive processing and are usually not even close from their original natural state. These horrifically unhealthy foods usually contain a long list of artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, additives, and preservatives. “At the other end of the spectrum are ultra-processed foods. These are the stereotypical junk foods that are so far removed from whole foods that Wohlford refers to them as ‘food-based products.’ “These food-based products are made mostly from substances extracted from foods, derived from food components or synthesized in laboratories,” 

Now, knowing what you just read above as facts, as in real science, proven by studies(which was not used during the encouragement of the recent experimental vaccine, which does not even fall under the definition of vaccine), would you agree that eating cereal for supper is a good idea? 

If you are still in doubt, keep reading. The results “exposure to ultra-processed foods and 32 (71%) health parameters spanning mortality, cancer, and mental, respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and metabolic health outcomes.” That sounds like there are better alternative to Kellogg’s cereal. Here is the conclusion to that study… “Greater exposure to ultra-processed food was associated with a higher risk of adverse health outcomes, especially cardiometabolic, common mental disorder, and mortality outcomes.”

The above study proves that there are 32 health conditions that are correlated to a linear and direct health relationship between poor health outcomes and the amount of processed and ultra processed foods.   

On page 208 of the book “Sacred Cow” the real motivation of the invention of cornflakes. If you have not read this book, I highly encourage you to read it. It’s one of the top 3 health books that I’ve ever read. The other two are Why We Get Sick: The Hidden Epidemic at the Root of Most Chronic Disease–and How to Fight It and The Primal Blueprint.

The popular cereal was first made back in 1894 by John Harvey Kellogg. He was a Seventh-day Adventist that advocated a strict vegetarian diet devoid of alcohol, caffeine, or meat. In addition, Kellogg was a fervent believer of abstinence and believed sex and masturbation were unhealthy and abnormal.

Our government subsidizes the ingredients that make cereal, hence why it’s so cheap to purchase.

How long will this continue? “In the United States, fewer than 4,500 farm businesses produce sugar. Yet they cost taxpayers up to $4 billion a year in subsidies.

The U.S. sugar program is a Stalinist-style supply control initiative that limits imports through quotas and domestic production through what are called marketing allotments.”

Why does the legacy media continue to promote foods that make us obese? Obesity is the opposite of lean. Being lean is the #1 best thing you can do for your health and to extend longevity.

I believe there is a beneficial relationship between big pharma and the processed food industry. So do some other folks:

“Highly processed, nutritionally deprived and calorie-rich foods tend to be the profit drivers most heavily marketed by their manufacturers. Their promotion and consumption contradict government guidance on healthy food choices and the aims of health organizations fighting an epidemic of childhood and adult obesity. Why then do many health organizations allow their messages and reputations to be tarnished by partnerships with food companies” 

“ONE THIRD OF OUR ECONOMY THRIVE ON MAKING PEOPLE SICK AND FAT. Big Farming grows 500 more calories per person per day than 25 years ago because they get paid to grow extra food even when it is not needed. The extra corn (sugar) and soy (fat) are turned into industrial processed food and sugar-sweetened beverages – combinations of fat, sugar and salt that are proven to be addictive.

These subsidized ($288 billion) cheap, low-quality foods are heavily marketed ($30 billion) and consumed by our ever-widening population with an obesity rate approaching three out of four Americans. The more they eat, the fatter they become. The fatter they become the more they develop heart disease, diabetes, cancer and a myriad of other chronic ailments.”

Think about it. Are any nutritious whole foods advertised on the legacy media outlets? Most of the legacy media commercials are pharmaceuticals, foods that keep you on pharmaceuticals, and trial lawyers(maybe my next article topic).  

When it comes to getting lean and staying lean, INSULIN CONTROL is #1 on the list. That is virtually impossible if the pancreas is constantly making insulin to bring down glucose. Glucose stays high if one consistently consumes processed and ultra processed foods…like cereal. We have to live an insulin-controlled life to keep body fat off. There are other metrics as well… like resistance and cardiovascular training, taking quality supplements, getting quality sleep. I’ve been fortunate and blessed to have as friends the leading doctors and health enthusiasts in this health space. We collaborate and share what works for us and what doesn’t work for us. We are all N-of-1. I wore a CGM(continuous glucose monitor) for 6 months to see what foods drive up my glucose. It was a life-changing experiment for me. I learned that seed oils are worse than sugar, driving up sugar and keeping it high. Do you know what is used in every restaurant in America? Seed oils. Seed oils are safflower, sunflower, corn, canola, cottonseed, soybean. That is what is used to fry foods at restaurants. The good oils(olive, avocado, coconut) are too expensive to use at restaurants. I enjoy educating friends and clients about the above-mentioned. A few changes can literally change your life and get you to below 10% body fat as a man, and 15% body fat as woman. A person CAN NOT get and stay lean consuming these awful foods. Some of these processed and ultra processed foods have toxins in them, but they are micro-dosed so it’s ok. What? Yeah, that is what some of the 3 letter alphabet government agencies say. But hey, thet are looking out for you. No they are not. You have to be the CEO of your own health.   

 No Gary, I won’t eat cereal for supper.