Everywhere you look these days, you will find media, government, and academia telling us all how we should be eating for health and vitality. But with so much conflicting information out there, how can you know for sure what is actually true, and what is simply industry propaganda pushing fake health advice for the purpose of maximizing the bottom lines of corporate food interests?
Many skeptics are asking important questions like this as it becomes ever-clearer that many of the suggested health guidelines pushed on the masses actually originate from food corporations that stand to benefit from people consuming things like refined sugar, for instance, or industrially-processed fats like those derived from canola and soybeans — the types of things commonly found in fake, processed food.
Take a recent study out of Canada, which tried to push the narrative that low-sugar diets are unsubstantiated in terms of promoting health. The findings were so anomalous to common sense that skeptics decided to look into any potential financial ties between the study’s authors and the junk food industry which, as it turns out, were rather prominent.
According to reports, the study was funded by an organization known as the International Life Science Institute (ILSI), which is backed by some of the biggest players in processed food: Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, McDonald’s, and the Hershey Company, to name just a few.
One might assume that this pertinent information was hidden from the public. But the fact of the matter is that it was not — the authors fully disclosed that their research was predicated upon arriving at findings that benefited their sponsors, and this is perhaps the most concerning aspect of such research, which today is present in nearly every scientific journal.
“What makes the case exceptional is not [that] the fast-food companies, including those that make sugar-sweetened beverages, funded a study that concluded the current sugar-limiting advice is flawed,” writes Carly Weeks for Canada’s The Globe and Mail. “It’s the fact the relationship and the potential conflict of interest was discussed so openly.” …
Remember the food pyramid? From my own limited experiments, it appears that leafy greens should be at the foundation, with other forms of veggies above, and meat and dairy above that. Sprouted grains are somewhere above. Think about it: we are descended from hunter/gatherers. What would they eat?