The Whole Grains Robbery

Or how the industrial food system transformed a healthy food into a cardiovascular and diabetes risk factor

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The picture above shows state of the art steel roller mills. Wheat comes from above and the mill grinds it into white flour.

Those steel roller mills were invented in the 1870s and were a revolution, similar to the electric car in our current days. It was a fast and efficient method that allows the production of the purest and finest white flour at low cost. Even the poorest citizen could now buy white bread, a food reserved previously to the richest. As you can see from above, it is a nice, clean, efficient and modern environment.

By seeing all the benefits, the steel roller mill became so popular that within 10 years most mills in the western world had been replaced. The mechanics of the steel roller mill was soon extended to other grains, such as rice, oats and barley. And thus was born the first processed food and the beginning of our industrial food system.

So what’s not to like?

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Healthier alternatives to coffee

Brewed coffee, black or green tea are the healthier alternatives to your espresso.

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Like cars, work schedules and taxes, coffee is ever so present in modern daily lives. Many cannot work without it, let alone start their day. Big and small fortunes are built in delivering espressos or brewed coffee to workers on weekdays. As such, I consider coffee as the biggest recreationally available drug of our times.

Yet health impacts of coffee and are not well-known.

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