Response to “Soul Food Junkies” – Deciphering Fact and Fiction

Image

 

The first reported heart attack in the United States was in 1912, and has steadily increased in the past 100 years.  By 1950, about 30% of American Deaths were due to Coronary Heart Disease and it had become the number one cause of death.   And the numbers have skyrocketed since then. The cancer rates are very similar. Cancer is now tied with Heart Disease as the number one killer of all Americans. Some estimations say that Cancer deaths are 1 in 3 Americans. These are very high rates, and despite what some may try to argue, it was NOT always like this.  So, is Black American Soul food really to blame?  People were not this sick 100 years ago and they certainly were not eating Raisin Bran and Skim Milk, Almond Milk or Rice Milk. They surely were not eating turkey bacon and skinless, boneless chicken breasts and microwaved food.  And they certainly weren’t drinking soda or kale juice.  So, let’s really take a closer look at the nutritional and culinary properties of Afro American Soul Food and the “Soul Food” from other parts of the Black World.

http://thebodyscientist.blogspot.com/

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s