Earth to cereal lovers – grains are toxic

Let’s not lose sight of the science.  We’re all told grains are healthy.  But most of those baggies of bread and boxes of cereal are jam-packed with fortified vitamins (they aren’t naturally healthy).  And the idea that it provides Essential vitamins, kind of makes me feel like I should be eating it.  It might make you feel like your kids should be eating it, too.

“Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes According to consumer goods researchers Packaged Facts, in 2000 Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes was the best-selling fortified cereal, appealing to children with its lovable mascot, Tony the Tiger. His characteristic endorsement, “They’re grrreat!” continues to help make Frosted Flakes one of the best-selling kids’ cereals. Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes are fortified with ten vitamins and minerals. Kellogg’s fortifies Frosted Flakes with 10 percent of the DV of vitamin C, vitamin A palmitate, and vitamin D; and 25 percent of the DV of niacinimide, iron, vitamin B6, vitamin B2, vitamin B1, vitamin B12 and folic acid. Frosted Flakes has 110 calories in a 3/4 cup serving.” – live strong

Livestrong ate this up!  They raved about how awesome this addicting sugar bomb is to children.  What If I gave you a cube of sugar and said it was packed with Vitamins and low in calories!? YAY!  Let’s eat!  AH. You’re a freaking zombie if you’re buying into this crap. Your vitamins come from plants, not Tony The Tiger!  Turn it around…

“Grains are the seeds of a plant. They’re its reproductive material, and plants don’t make their reproductive material to give away for free to other animals. If they did they’d become extinct, and so the evolutionary strategy that many plants, particularly cereal grains have taken to prevent predation is to evolve toxic compounds so that the predator of the seeds can’t eat them, so that they can put their seeds in the soil where they’re meant to be to grow a new plant and not in the gut of an animal to feed it.” – Loren Cordain, The Paleo Diet

 People and animals didn’t eat grains.  If life on earth was the length of a football field, we’ve been eating grains for only 1 yard.  This only because people figured out how to make a toxic food no longer toxic. Unfortunately, it’s still toxic, but the repercussions are slow and in the form of hormonal changes, allergies, and disease.  Zombies don’t see this. Do you?

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2 responses to “Earth to cereal lovers – grains are toxic

  • Starla

    I don’t knowwhat to believe. What your saying makes sense. But there is so much conflicting info out there who can you trust? Buy organic, don’t eat meat, eat meat don’t eat grains. Mostly im scared at what I see. I see a culture who doesn’t recognize we are killing ourselves by the chemicals we ingest. I see cancer as an epidemic that no one seems to realize. I see a lifetime of obesity and fear I will lead my toddler down this path. I’m scared that I will choose the wrong option and harm my child. I’m scared the FDA can allow such happenings as ” meat glue” and “generally regard it as safe”. What does that term even mean? Generally? But the need is not there to inform consumers of exactly what we are putting into our or loved ones bodies. Or that organics are priced so outrageously that it is almost impossible for the middle-class to have that option.

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