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- The USDA isn't the only people manipulating what we eat. How often have we described a food as being "like crack"? Well, there's evidence that this is no accident, and in some cases, not so much our fault as the purposeful manipulation by the food industry.
- As if you had any doubt that food can be literally addictive, there's the Scientific American blog entry on food addictions: Of Course I'm Stressed, I'm in Cookie Withdrawl
- If that's a little complex to follow (there's a lot of graphs and data), there's this version that was simplified with illustrations (the comic version, if you will): Your Brain on Cookies.
Now often there are graphics going around FB that give me pause, and recently as I've been working on dealing with my issues with grain, concerns about the amount of carbs and sugars I'm getting, and finding sufficient protein with my current doubts about meat (is it ethical? Is it really beef or is it horse? what's in the meat I'm eating?) this particular graphic really struck me.
Now there are a few things there that I never thought about, like protein in broccoli, but the thing that bothers me most is the amount of carbs in some of this stuff. I tried Quinoa, loved it, but it just about killed me (HUGE reactive hypoglycemic drop). I can only eat about a tablespoon of it, which is rather counterproductive. I've also been looking at the carbs in beans (which I do eat). What would really help would be a chart showing the protein, carbs, and glycemic index of these foods. I suspect that if I want one, I'll have to make one.