Original Article : Why We Are Getting Fat
by : adaptwellness
From : chrisruden.com
With general market inflation and cost of everything on the rise, people needed to work more. Life became busier and convenient food became a staple in people’s diets. Around the same time, companies began finding ways to lower the cost of food and increase production, resulting in a major increase in restaurants, processed foods, and fast food chains using added fats and oils.
With a major increase in fat, oil, and processed food consumption comes a major increase in both calorie intake and appetite as these foods have very low satiety. Added fats (not naturally occurring fats) like soybean oils and shortening used in most commercially prepared food and sugary snacks are engineered to be highly palatable, making consumers highly addicted and wanting more.