Food industry trends and politics
meat and dairy industries are rich and powerful. They influence
nutrition policy at the highest levels of government
For example, many of the nutrition experts who set government nutrition
standards come from the animal food industry. That is why guidelines
often make it appear that dairy products and meat are essential foods.
They are not.
sugar industry also influences government policy.
For example, the current guidelines
from the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine say we
can eat up to 25% of our calories from added sugars. Can you imagine?
That is one fourth
of our daily calorie intake from sugar. No responsible nutritionist
would advocate such a thing. The World
Health Organization resisted sugar
industry pressure. WHO recommends no more than 10% of calories from
sugar. Good for them!
How to break free
You can escape the health dangers of these food industry
trends. First you must eliminate all harmful foods from your diet for
days. Eat vegetables, beans, fruit, and whole grains in their natural
form. Your tastes will change and you will begin to
foods. Follow our
vegan weight loss plan
closely and you
will lose weight without dieting.
Vegan food companies
Once your tastes change, you
will be in control of your eating. You may want to eat processed vegan
foods on special occasions. Some vegan companies use whole
and organic ingredients. They try to create healthy products, but they
have to make the food tasty enough
that people will buy it. Read
nutrition labels to check fat and sodium levels
Many vegetarian companies that began operating decades ago are no
longer privately owned. Their founders got older and they eventually
sold out to big corporations.
Read packages and learn who made your
vegan food. When you eat processed vegan foods, support small