samedi 4 mai 2013

Sugar in Your Milk? Is it Possible..

Aspartame In Milk: Dairy Industry Seeks Approval To Drop Label For Artificial Sweeteners
No, you have read it right!
Flavoured Milk already contains Aspartame or High Fructose Corn Syrup and the Milk Industry wants the FDA to give them permission not to mention it in the ingredients.
(From Huffington Post 26 Feb. 2013)
This ploy is to make the children drink more “milk” instead of Soda! Argue the industry.
While the consensus is slowly building over the damage done to our bodies by the incredible amount of un natural products entering our bodies, overwhelming its metabolic pathways (perhaps that is why there is a high rate of Fat in the Liver even among children in America), we are going further into plastic food parading as nutritious food.
One of my favourite questions when I am educating people about Nutrition is:
Do you think any one in the world would die, if all the Coca Cola were to disappear tomorrow?
Another question?
Which costs more, Coca Cola or Gasoline or Petrol?
Almost everywhere, it is Coca Cola and of course in Petrol producing countries such as Dubai and the Emirates, a litre of Coke costs three times as much as a litre of Petrol/Gasoline!

There is a consensus that Milk drinking started soon after domestication of cattle/dairy animals around 9000 to 7000 years before the Common Era. (Pottery evidence from South West Asia). Cheese consumption or manufacture can be reasonably stated to have been present 5000 years before the Common Era.
So it is a habit of some historic standing among Human beings.
(cheese making, 14th century depiction)

Along with reducing everything Fat (except the People of course!), many new types of Milk entered the market place and most people think that 2 per cent refers to the entire milk rather than the percentage of Fat in the milk where as whole milk has only 3.5 % so it is not even a 50% reduction!

And there is more news yet to come!
Arch Dis Child doi:10.1136/archdischild-2012-302941
·       Original article
Longitudinal evaluation of milk type consumed and weight status in preschoolers
Consumption of 1%/skim milk is more common among overweight/obese preschoolers, potentially reflecting the choice of parents to give overweight/obese children low-fat milk to drink. Nevertheless, 1%/skim milk does not appear to restrain body weight gain between 2 and 4 years of age in this age range, emphasizing a need for weight-targeted recommendations with a stronger evidence base.

This has been widely known but not publicized. Look at this study from 2005

(From Harvard University)
Children who drank the most milk gained more weight, but the added calories appeared responsible. Contrary to our hypotheses, dietary calcium and skim and 1% milk were associated with weight gain, but dairy fat was not. Drinking large amounts of milk may provide excess energy to some children

J Am Diet Assoc. 2010 Apr;110(4):563-70. doi: 10.1016/j.jada.2009.12.025.

Prospective association between milk intake and adiposity in preschool-aged children.

Neither consuming more dairy products, nor switching from whole milk to reduced-fat milk at age 2 years, appears likely to prevent overweight in early childhood.
In the west, there is a habit of wanting to find a quick fix to the problems which have deep seated societal origins, and they are desperate to find the “ magic Bullet” which can show us to erase this problem with a “magic wand”, thus the popularity of herbal supplements, anti oxidants, resveratrol pills etc.
With obesity in children surging around the world, along with sales of McDo, Dunkin Donuts and other palm oil related products and tainted ingredients, perhaps the best nutritional advice, where there is no food insecurity, would be to eat natural, cook natural and eat according to your genes.