“C’mon, live a little … just a bit won’t kill you.”
If you eat healthy, you’ve heard this a million times. Even though my standard response is to smile or chuckle awkwardly, on the inside I’m releasing a long, sad sigh of desperation because I know the science says eating “just a little bit” of processed chemical-filled food every day (like most people do) very likely will kill you.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for periodic indulgence. I’ve been known to plow through half a pizza and go too hard on the red wine or bourbon every now and then. That said, I avoid fake processed foods at all costs.
Here are 3 numbers that will make you want to avoid processed foods:
- 5,000: Number of chemicals approved by the FDA in the foods we eat.
- 70: Percent of foods that are altered with chemical ingredients.
- 75: Percent of processed foods on supermarket shelves that now contain genetically engineered (GMO) ingredients.
C’mon, how bad can this stuff really be? For years I asked this same question while scarfing down Cocoa Pebbles, McDonald’s Double Cheeseburgers, and Velveeta Shells and Cheese. However, even I was surprised when I read this in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association: READ MORE….
Original Article : This is the Best Diet (According to Science)
By: Scott Christ