Skip the SAD Sandwich
The SAD—or Standard American Diet—is the typical modern North American diet. It’s based on fatty, hormone-treated meat and dairy products, along with sugar, salt, additives, and refined carbohydrates.
Fresh fruits and vegetables take second place—or are left out completely.
Products used in the SAD generally come from chemically enhanced, nutrient-depleted soil. Grains have their fiber, vitamins, and minerals removed. Meat and dairy products come from animals treated with chemicals to enhance their growth and whose flesh is unnaturally high in saturated fats.
As if that weren’t bad enough, the resulting “foods” often have carcinogens added.
People who eat the SAD become overweight, yet are starved of the nutrients they need for crucial biochemical processes. The body battles on valiantly, but inevitably it begins to malfunction. Fatigue, aches and pains, depression and/or disease may start to manifest. Drugs are then frequently added to the mix, sometimes providing temporary relief, but also adding to the long-term problems.
In today’s developed countries, this is, unfortunately, the norm. Studies show that upwards of 80 percent of all chronic disease is related to nutrient deficiency.
You can choose differently. Skip this SAD Sandwich…and opt for choices from the Akea Food Matrix instead.