Coming from a retail and food retail background for most of my life, I can safely and accurately tell you that around 75% of diabetics get that way from processed foods.
The mass marketing of processed foods came around in the 1960's with the advent of the "TV Dinner". Premade, precooked, prepackaged food shipped to your grocers freezer, ready for you to stick in the oven for a fast meal. And it just kept getting worse.
The more processed foods caught on with consumers, the more that the food industry had to find ways of preserving foods better, to last longer.....as well as additives and fillers to expand the RAPIDLY expanding and RAVENOUS appetites of "modern society". More single mothers meant more frozen dinners, as mom was too tired to cook after having to work a job, pick up the kids, do laundry, and find time to do other things that needed to be done. So much easier for mom to just go to the store once a week and stock up on premade foods she could stock the freezer with.
Later on, we had "latch key kids". When mom and dad were too busy to even pick the kids up from school, much less cook for them. Easy as pie, to just tell the kids to grab a frozen dinner and stick it in the oven.
Then came the ease of the drive thru. A lot of burger joints had these already, but when other places saw how much more business it brought in, pretty much everybody had to have a drive thru. Whats even EASIER than throwing a frozen dinner in the oven, when you can just run thru the drive thru on the way home from work?
You get the idea.
You've probably seen or heard the horror stories over the years of additives, chemical preservatives, fillers, colorings, flavorings all being bad for you. But for all the whining and complaining, people still gobble this stuff up like theres no tomorrow.
With this information now, I can tell you that coming from a retail food background, there are 4 main ingredients that pretty much come in all premade, prepackaged, and premixed foods........
These are the bases for ALL manufactured food items. I don't care what the ingredients tell you, these are the basic 4 ingredients all food production companies use. This includes the manufacturing of all ingredients that fast food places use.
Whether these are used for taste, texture, fillers, or as the base product, they are in there.
******The USFDA states that any food production company does NOT have to list an ingredient if the contents hold LESS THAN 5% of that ingredient! That means any company can put in whatever they want, as long as it's less than 5%!!! This includes salt, sugar, and artificial chemicals!
Just because it says "sugar free" does not mean there isn't any sugar in it. The same goes for any other ingredient as well.
Imagine an entire country eating nothing but foods that have these base ingredients. Over the course of a lifetime, these people will develop conditions, ailments, and diseases. And those conditions, ailments, and diseases not only can be passed down through heredity, but can also be the catalyst for OTHER conditions, ailments, and diseases.
From the 1960's to the early 1990's, most manufactured and premade foods had high concentrations of not only the 4 base ingredients, but harmful preservatives, chemical colorings and flavorings, and fillers made from mostly salt, bone, and sawdust. Yes, sawdust!
The 1990's saw most of these ingredients change for more "soluble" ingredients, as most of the previous ones were never really digestible, relating into the ailments, problems, and diseases we see so much of today, that have been passed on through parents.
Even though a lot has changed in the way of food production over the past 25 years, the damage has been done. All those chemicals, byproducts, preservatives, artificial this and that, fillers, etc..... have been set into our DNA.
Nowadays we have the problems of hormones, drugs, stimulants, and anti-biotics injected, sprayed, or put into the food source of food animals, vegetable crops, and even put into the water supply used to feed these animals and crops.
One horrific set of problems switched out for another.
We have no immunity to artificial and chemical ingredients placed in our food supplies. We have no control over what we get, as the whole planet is polluted now. The terms "organic" and "whole food" are nothing more than lies and gimmicks made to sell the same foods as in regular stores, but with a higher marked up price.
Sure, there are SOME cleaner food sources out there, but they aren't any more safe than what you get at a normal grocery store.
Polluted soil, polluted rain, air pollution, polluted water supplies, killer bacteria in plants...........it just never stops. Even if you grow your own foods and raise your own food source animals.......there are still problems.
The human body was not made to subscribe to this kind of food source. Is it a wonder we even live as long as we do? It shouldn't be any shock that the entire world is going diabetic. It's the new version of humans........diabetes, cancer, and all forms of A.D.D. This is what we've become, this is what DNA legacy we have to give.
And to add more injury to deadly injury.........most people have sedentary jobs which results in a sedentary life-style. Our way of life has changed drastically over the years. The way we eat, has not.
And on top of this, we are over medicated, over drugged, and force fed a load of B.S. from our medical "professionals" most of the time, because they get more money for prescribing more pills, more medical devices, more everything.
I'm 55 years old, and I've only met ONE Dr. in my life so far, who adhered to the theory of "lets see what natural remedies work first and go from there". He saw that over prescribing medications was making him money, but it was making his patients even sicker. He said the extra money wasn't worth his sanity or his mental well being. He learned all he could about self healing, old fashioned remedies, and natural herbs to help out when they could. He left the "hard drugs" as a last resort.
Too bad the rest of "modern" man can't do the same. Even if we did, it would take around 100 years to undo the inherent DNA damage we've accomplished over the past 50-60 years.