Like Cigarettes, Like Food
Cigarette smoke contains physically addictive beta-carbolines, and so does
prepared food. And extra addictive substances are added to cigarettes, as well
as to food products too ; when you quit smoking, the loss of addictive substances
from cigarettes is compensated by consuming more prepared food, making you gain
weight. (see diet suggestions)
Cigarette smoke contains mutagenic heterocyclic amines, and so does
Cigarettes can be lethal, but prepared food is even more lethal,
because it is
absorbed in greater quantities.
Cigarette companies have to pay billions of dollars. How about the food
Did you ever wonder why so many food products contain milk protein ?
Food-manufacturers producing formula milk, know what milk protein
contains. They know cow's milk protein includes opioid peptides (1). (see
also know that ,compared to mother’s milk, the bioavailibility of
various minerals and metals in cow's milk is much lower. That's why they put so
much more pro-oxidative
metals in formula milk, hoping that the right amount of
metals is absorbed.
And they know protein quality of formula milk is 35% worse than
protein quality of mother's milk. That's why formula milk has to contain more useless protein, but that extra
protein requires more
vitamin B2, B6 and folic acid levels. Therefore supplementary B6 and folic acid
And they also know formula milk does not contain the right growth
factors, and there's nothing they can do about that. That's why they don't
mention it on the label.
So ,what would you think that they did ,knowing
that milk contains addictive opioid peptides ?
They were pre-calculating their profits of
If you can make everybody drink formula milk in their first, very
vulnerable, years of their lives, they will be hooked on food products
containing cow's milk-opioid peptides for the rest of their lives. Can you see
the huge market they saw ?
And they continuously did ,and they still do, try to make women in the
poorest countries give their babies formula milk.
And do you know who own those factories producing formula milk ?
Yes, .......large food-manufacturers.
They don't care
that people in those poor countries have little money to buy
formula milk ; they are creating a new market for all their other products.
And why do you think wheat is the most used grain in food products ?
wheat contains powerful opioid
peptides (2), sometimes
100 times more powerful than morphine. (3) Even some
meat products contain wheat-protein. To enhance taste ?
Of course adding both milk- and wheat protein works even better,
guaranteeing higher sales.
Heated / Hydrolyzed protein
By heating wheat- and milk proteins, these become even more
resistant against decomposing enzymes. Such (chemically) slightly-altered opioid
peptides can be extremely hard to decompose, due to their unnatural
composition, or by directly inhibiting decomposing-enzymes activity. (4)
Heating protein also originates beta-carbolines, and many of these
beta-carbolines also inhibit enzymes decomposing opioid peptides. (5)
Beta-carbolines also are addictive, directly (6) or indirectly.
Food manufacturers know all this of course. Years ago, a Nestlé
spokesman declared that ''food manufacturers could use this information to sell
more food''. (8)
Taste-enhancers for example are concentrated dehydrated proteins,
containing lots of beta-carbolines. They therefore don't 'enhance taste’, but
influence neurotransmitter-receptors. (9)
What does it take to create some very effective 'taste-enhancers' ?
Mix some protein (preferably wheat- or
milk-protein) with sugars, and heat this thoroughly. And that's exactly what
successful manufacturers do. And that's why the best sold candy is made by the
same manufacturers, also producing best-sold rice and best-sold cat and dog
Prepared food contains lots of different co-mutagenic
and mutagenic heterocyclic amines, and so does cigarette smoke.
For example ;
Cigarette smoke contains
Prepared foods also
beta-carboline (10) beta-carboline
(12) Trp-P-1 (13)
(14) Trp-P-2 (15)
(16) 4-aminobiphenyl (17)
(12) MeIQx (18)
(19) Glu-P-1 (20)
Mutagenic heterocyclic amine concentration in prepared food can be much
higher than in cigarette smoke. 100 grams (3.5 oz.) of prepared meat for example
as much AalphaC as smoke of 812 cigarettes. And 100 grams of prepared meat
contain as much of even-more-mutagenic MeAalphaC as the smoke of 1,050 cigarettes
Considering the fact that we can eat food we need most,
and considering the fact that we don't have to do hard physical
and considering the fact that we in general are protected against
and considering the fact that we have access to specialized healthcare,
we all should die at the age of 120,
when the heart simply stops
And if you don't, and you don't smoke,
it very likely is because of the foods you have been eating.
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