2. Questions & Answers
Are you telling me that I should never eat another slice of bread? I always eat bread with about every meal. What could be wrong with that?
Whether or not you eat bread, or any food, is something only you can decide. We only try to present facts upon which you can base a rational decision. Most people eat foods without knowing the true nature of the food itself. Bread is a good example of this. Bread has been on the table for hundreds of years. It is a familiar food, so much that we frequently confuse its familarity with its necessity.
Most bread eaten today bears no resemblance to the bread of the past. You’re eating a slice of fortified chemicals in a plastic, pasty form. This includes most whole wheat and other “organic” breads sold today as well as white bread.
Even if you can get “good” bread or make your own, bread is not a recommended food. For one thing, as you yourself said, people tend to eat it with every meal and all sorts of foods. Bread is a very starchy food, and if it is eaten at all, it should only be consumed with leafy green vegetables and little else.
There are better ways to eat grains, if you wan! them, instead of in bread or any flour products. Once you grind grains into flour, you’ve begun the total destruction of a food that was not optimum to begin with.
Of course, we’re not “telling” you to do any one thing or the other, nor are we saying something is “wrong” or “right.” We only wish to present the facts, as we currently understand them, about grains and grain products. You are to evaluate that information, and make your own decision as you see it for better health.
Most people in the world make grains a major part of their diet. Japan has rice, Mexico has corn, Europe uses wheat. Are you saying all these people are wrong?
Again, it is not a matter of right or wrong. When foods are in short supply, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, grains have served as a substitute for optimum nutrition. We should not allow a substitute to become a standard simply because it is widely used. Then, too, remember a distinction is made between whole grains and refined grains. If all these people had eaten refined grain products for all these years, I doubt if there would be many people left in the world today.
In America, Argentina, and New Zealand, for example, meat-eating is more widespread than grain eating. Do sheer numbers make a practice advisable or not? We’re not playing a numbers game with nutrition—good health and diets are not dictated by majority rule.
My children just won’t eat anything except cereals for breakfast. When I try to give them something else to eat, they become cranky and cry and refuse to eat it. What should I do?
There have been very few incidents where children immediately drop dead when not fed breakfast. If your children refuse to eat a healthy breakfast (usually fresh fruits), then serve them nothing at all. Better to go without food than to eat the sugared, chemical mess that is disguised as food in cereal boxes.
The fact that the children complain, whine and cry should indicate to you that they have become “addicted” to the sugar in the cereals. When their blood-sugar renormalizes and they kick the cereal habit, they will welcome wholesome foods such as bananas or grapes or melon for breakfast.
What’s worse—white flour or white sugar?
An interesting question. I hope you’re not considering eating the less harmful of the two! Actually, you often find these two items used together in foods—like in cakes, pies, doughnuts, cookies, pastries, and so on. The sugar rots your teeth and destroys your nerves while the white flour constipates you and gives you an acid stomach. I know of few white foods that exist in nature. White
sugar, white flour, salt, cocaine, heroin, refined fructose—all the white powdery, grainy “foods” are drugs and poisons. Mushrooms I suppose are one of the few natural “white” foods—but even these are often poisonous and substandard foods for humans. So if your food doesn’t have attractive colors (like yellow, red, green, etc.), you should probably avoid it (this would of course mean not eating black, grey and browned meats).