Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Are You Addicted?

Today we shall continue our discussion on nutrition, which is the basis for the sustenance or downfall of our health. You may have heard the saying, “You are what you eat”; although that is not true in the literal sense, however, what we place within our mouths will result in either good or evil.

There are three things that were recently re-introduced to me, as being horrific foods to ingest; the reason for this is because they produce morphine in the gut, causing an addiction to that type of food, as well as creating additional digestive issues. What three foods can this be? Wheat, dairy and white processed sugar!

Researchers have known since the 1980s that cheese actually contains small amounts of morphine—yes, the very same drug given in hospitals as a hardcore pain relief. Milk also contains the protein casein, which provokes similar effects to opiates when it's turned into cheese, due to the casomorphins (peptides produced from the breakdown of CN and possess opioid activity) being greater concentrated. Consequently, you can become addicted to cheese and other dairy products!

Plant geneticists have isolated the gene in the plant that carries out the last unknown step in converting glucose and other simple compounds into codeine, morphine, etc. according to Science Magazine. Hence, the eating of white sugar – glucose- when it reaches the gut, turns into a type of morphine, which is one of the reasons why most people can’t stop eating sugar.

We will talk about wheat next time. Until then, watch what you eat! Bye