It’s true: Processed, packaged instant noodles have reached inside the Arctic Circle, and with them, Arctic peoples’ bodies have begun to suffer. As reported by Siberian Times, Arctic natives, who once could claim that fatness didn’t exist among them, now are becoming obese. Researchers noted that the natives’ diets had changed significantly, from intake of venison and fish to chemically processed foods, including noodles.
Instant noodles are a popular go-to lunch or dinner for those who are strapped for time or cash, and who simply want something to eat, now, without having to plan ahead or do much cooking. Unfortunately, reaching for a pack of noodles is not so easy on your body. In a first-of-its-kind experiment, one researcher discovered that, after hours of digestion, these noodles don’t break down in your stomach.
Studies also show that women who ate instant noodles more than twice a week were 68 percent more likely to have metabolic syndrome, regardless of their overall diet or exercise habits. This is just one of many secrets of the processed food industry. The truth is the goal of food technologists is NOT to give you the most healthful foods possible, but to reduce the amount of real ingredients by finding substitutes that mimic the real thing, so that the end product looks, smells, and tastes like “good food,” but is anything but.
As I’ve said many times, avoiding processed foods of any kind is one of the most important changes you can make if you want to improve your health or prevent or address disease. Vow to spend 90 percent of your food budget on REAL, whole foods. Also make sure to retrain your body to burn fat for fuel instead of sugar, a key component of health and weight loss.
Replace these foods with healthy fats such as olives and olive oil, avocados, coconuts and coconut oil, butter made from raw, grass-fed organic milk, organic raw nuts and organic pastured eggs and meats.