The 3 Tastes
The human body has a taste for 3 things: sugar, salt and fats. Scientists believe this is due to man’s survival needs during rough times when food was hard to come by. In good times, man would load up on sweet vegetables and fruit for energy, salt for fluid balance, enzyme formation and digestion and fats for long term energy needs and hormone formation. It all worked, however, manufactures have figured this out. They now try to get everyone to eat too much sugar considering it’s easy and cheap to acquire. Refined salt without the minerals and fried foods made with trans fats don’t go bad on grocery store shelves--restaurants can use over and over. We must realize this and be able to control our urges for un-natural “foods” that we mentally crave, especially when we are under stress. Worst of all, refined sugar acts as a drug in our bodies, similar to cocaine in its effect--its addictive ability and destructive effect on our health.
P.S. See the video “Is Sugar Toxic?” on Youtube.