Thursday, July 15, 2010

Cereal Isn't Real

As promised in yesterday's exposure of soy milk creation, today we'll cover how grain becomes cereal. Cereal is commonly made from corn, wheat, oats, rice and barley. We'll use wheat as our starting point today; the process is the same for all grains.

Wheat - Harvest - Trucked to Plant - Cleaned - Crushed (to remove outer, healthiest, layer of bran) - Mixed with Flavoring Agents (sugar, vitamins, minerals, salt, water) - Pressure Cooked - Dried - Tempered - Extruded - Shaped - Coated (colors, flavoring, frosting) - Packaging - Transport - Grocery Store - You

When you eat a boxed cereal you are sixteen degrees from the breathing wheat. And, when the cereal says whole grain they don't crush it, the rest of the process remains the same.

What is, potentially, the worst thing you could eat for breakfast tomorrow? A bowl of cereal with soy milk. The combination that would be a meal 37 degrees from nature. It simply can't be good for us.

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