"Fifty years ago, grocery stores stocked about 200 items. Seventy percent of those were grown, produced or processed within a 100-mile radius of the store. Today, the average supermarket carries 50,000 food items or more; most of these foods are highly processed and refined, most of which are transported thousands of miles to their final destination. Americans spend over 90 percent of their food dollars on these processed foods - foods that contain high levels of refined sugars, high fructose corn syrup, refined polyunsaturated oils and trans fatty acids as well as highly processed protein isolates. The reduction in nutrients in these foods requires that we eat more to satisfy the body’s nutritional requirements.
The current Dietary Guidelines and Food Pyramid strongly favor a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet. The caloric proportions of proteins, fats and carbohydrates advocated by USDA’s Food Pyramid and Dietary Guidelines are alarmingly similar to the USDA guidelines for fattening cattle and other livestock."
~Dr. Mary Enig, vice president of the Weston A. Price Foundation
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