As the Agricultural Revolution Destroyed Our Diet


The original diet of the caveman consisted mainly of protein, in the form of meat and fish. This represents about two thirds of the average consumption. The rest were in the form of carbohydrates, but it was just fruit and vegetables.

agricultural revolution

It is important to remember that this was a diet for our species for centuries, if not millennia. Changes in food consumption have only recently emerged. He came in with the advent of the agricultural revolution when a person could finally grow his own food, grains such as wheat, Roy, corn, etc. Then he could have hammered them, kept them and bake them to eat them when they had the right heart.

In the early stages, food production continued to be very high in fibre and roughness, thus slowing the absorption of glucose in the blood flow. However, as the milling process becomes more efficient, the flour that led to the work has become more subtle and easily overcooked and consumed. Fibres and roughness were discarded, used for sale to the poor, or used as animal feed.

Elegant Meals

Elegant Meals agricultural revolution

Over the years, it has become more elegant to eat white and refined flour. In fact, it has become a practical symbol of status. So farm animals have good things-fibres, roughness and most vitamins, and people have empty calories.

This phenomenon was not limited to grain production in order to gain taste and loss of value. As a modern technology, we have become better and better off with sugar and fats and add them in a very attractive and delicious way for many foods, much of which is unwanted food.

You just need to go to the supermarket or the gas station to see the line after chocolate, sweets, bars, gums, and just what you can think of as real food.

The real problem is these products are delicious. For a long time, research and money have been spent to make sure they're attracted to our taste. If you then add smart marketing and an attractive packaging, you will eventually have an almost irresistible product.

In days when products like this were treated as threats, the problem was not so important. Almost every person could afford to enjoy the taste of every time and not cause much damage. But now these products are inexpensive and very affordable, and you can find them wherever you go. There's no escape.

It is a sad fact that many people believe that these unwanted foods are part of normal food, which, without them, is considered to be a height of denial. Add an inexpensive and inexpensive fast food industry, and you have a catastrophic proportions problem that is only around the corner.

An epidemic of obesity and food products

An epidemic of obesity and food products agricultural revolution

Not surprisingly, we have an epidemic of obesity in the western world, followed closely by the onset of the diabetes pandemic from maturity.

In order to assess some of the forces that are waging the epidemic, we need to look at the food economy in that country. $75 000 000 000, which is spent in the Australian food industry, 5.0 percent is spent on producers and more 90.0% on refineries.

That percentage says everything. An important agent of change in our eating habits is the mighty dollar. Producers who make most of the profits need a more aggressive market and advertise more to sell more products.

The popular method used by manufacturers and their advertising companies is to seek food or nutrients that are considered healthy or profitable to lose weight, and then to create a new product with Use of this particular nutrients as an ingredient.

For example, protein is considered healthy and useful for loss of weight, so for those who want a protein snack, a protein bar is created and sold in the form of a diner. The problem is that the manufacturing process and many ingredients and preservatives are used in the process of creating a product that is far from being removed from the original protein snack. It is much more likely that the end product is relatively unsanitary and often feeding.

If we do not educate and inform consumers about the products they treat as basic products, the problem will only worsen. In Australia, the prevalence of excess weight doubled between 1985 and 1995, while obesity increased threefold. At present, 20-25 percent of children and adolescents in Australia are overweight or obese. In the United States, the situation is even worse, with some states having an obesity rate of more than 30 people, affecting about one in three people in the state.

The impact on public health is so unfavourable that evaluators now predict that unless something is done soon, the life of the present generation of young people is likely to be at least As much as 10 years less than their parents.
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