Nutrition Ah-Ha’s ( Repost)
I wrote this almost four years ago when I started this blog. Time flies.
The more I learn about nutrition, the more I realize I don’t know. In a recent article I wrote called My Ah-Ha Moments I mentioned that corn is not a vegetable. I felt really stupid when I realized this. I have eaten corn my entire life and just assumed it was a vegetable. Now I know it is in fact a grain. Not only a grain but, the number one calorie source in the American diet. I picked up a cereal box the other day and looked at the ingredients. Corn, sugar, high fructose corn syrup. Wow.
The makers of high fructose corn syrup ( the singular greatest source of calories in the American diet) have actually started an ad campaign based on the idea of “a little can’t hurt you”. Where have we heard that before. Someone wrote the other day that any time a company advertises that something is good for you there is a problem. Food for thought ( pun intended). Next time you pick something up check and see if it contains high fructose corn syrup.
Want good nutrition info, read The South Beach Diet. It’s an amazingly accurate book for such a cheesy name. Bottom line, Barry Sears has been right all along so while you are at it, read The Zone.