What Caused the Increase in Obesity, Fatigue and Chronic Disease?


Rows of Product Packaging for Processed Foods

The Industrial Revolution in America signaled a turning point in history that impacted almost every aspect of daily life. Until the late 19th Century, hunger and malnutrition were the norm and increases in the food supply most often led to increases in population thus nullifying advances in agriculture. However, new manufacturing techniques, large-scale production of chemicals and evolving technologies began to pave the way for improvements in the average person's living conditions. For the first time, the overall standard of living for the general population began to rise.

The Rise of Convenience Foods

Prior to the industrial era, food manufacturing was limited and preservation techniques included drying, salting, curdling, pickling, curing and smoking. Early examples of processed foods were smoked meats and aged cheese wheels. As industrialization became the norm, food manufacturers transformed the production of animal and vegetable products for final consumption. Sadly, many Americans today have become overly dependent on convenience foods that make up an unhealthy proportion of our diet. Consumption of added sugar, sodium and unhealthy fats has skyrocketed. Conversely, obesity in our country is approaching epidemic numbers and one in three Americans is considered to be prediabetic.

Processed Foods Dominate Caloric Consumption

According to the USDA, 63% of the calories Americans consume today come from processed foods with only 12% of daily intake derived from vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Chronic diseases like cancer, heart conditions and diabetes as well as disorders like hormonal imbalances, fatigue and chronic pain have been directly linked to unhealthy eating patterns and a sedentary lifestyle. But, eating healing foods can help prevent and even reverse the progression of many illnesses by strengthening the immune system and restoring the body's natural balance.

To learn more about eating real foods that combat obesity and chronic disease, contact the Metabolic Research Center. We've been helping people regain their health and wellness for more than 25 years.

SHARE THIS BLOG

I'm Ready to Lose Weight!Schedule My Free Consultation
Loading Form..
A coach will contact you shortly to schedule your free consultation.

Making the decision to start my weight loss journey with Metabolic has been one of the best decisions I have ever made concerning my health! The staff is nothing short of amazing; from the minute you walk in the door to when you leave, it is nothing but a positive experience. They are always filled with words of encouragement, and go above and beyond to help you stay positive, even when you fall short of a personal goal you set for yourself. I could not be happier with the decision I made. I am a little over halfway to my personal goal, and I know with their help and encouragement, I will succeed! Thank you Metabolic!!

— 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
5 / 5 stars


Have a question? We can help! Leave us a message and we'll get back to you shortly. Leave your telephone number to have a weight loss consultant return your call. Thank you!

Loading Form..