There was a shocking article in the Huffington post about the link between MSG and obesity
Another thing people just gloss over is that there is a poison in white flour (a byproduct of bleaching) that can create diabetes in lab rats. In fact, they deliberately use that substance in labs to create diabetic rats! How is alloxan affecting little children? In the years I grew up, I NEVER heard of a child with type 2 diabetes. Now it is rampant. What is going on? Bleaching that white flour super-white and creating alloxan could very well be knocking out the islet cells in the pancreas of people at large. Here is my article on the terrifying substance, alloxan in white flour.
So,thinking this morning.....It might be a combination of things that create the perfect storm that induces diabetes and possibly obesity at the same time. An overload of these substances below may overwhelm the human body. After all if alloxan on its own creates diabetes in lab rats, what can all of these substances together in excess do to the human body? Create obesity and diabetes?
It seems many companies making our food products are more interested in the commercial side of things (making money hand over fist) versus really and truly producing food that nourishes our bodies and keeps us well. Even many of the low-carb products on the market make us get sore tummies and are often filled with questionable products. The people who make those products should eat their own products and spend time in the bathroom too! Perhaps then they would make more honest products.
Many health-oriented people have turned to agave syrup as a "natural" alternative to the evil sugar. This is very misguided as it is high fructose corn syrup in disguise. (Dr. Jonny Bowden's article)