Tuesday, January 5, 2010

You are what you eat!

IF you are what you eat, do you want to venture a guess as to what you are?  Maybe perhaps a  walking, talking chicken McNuggett?  A tall, mocha, non-fat soy latte?  Are you any bit of fast food? Oh, I know, you eat lots of healthy things; whole wheat crackers, Special K and Cheerios, Vanilla low-fat yogurt 
I have news for you.  According to Michael Pollan author of Omnivore's Dilemma- Americans are fairly  unaware of the large amounts of corn that have slowly seeped into our diet in the form of high-fructose corn syrup.  Do you drink a soda every day?  How about washing down those tasty tortilla chips?  If you grab a beer, guess what- you are still drinking corn, fermented from glucose refined from corn.  And that is just the beginning of an unimaginably long list of foods and products  that contain corn syrup or some kind of modified starch product derived from corn.  Even toothpaste, cosmetics, cleaners ( I know that you don't ordinarily eat that), matches, coatings on vegetables, adhesives and all sorts of other things are made with corn. 

We are the "corn people".  

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