Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. I’m 63 years young. I live and work in Malibu, California. In a past life I was a professional marathoner and triathlete. Now my life goal is to help 100 million people get healthy. I started this blog in 2006 to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness...Tell Me More
The Fuming Fuji is outraged at the marketing of toxic food, especially when it is aimed at the small fry. This week, the Fuming Fuji has decided to have a serious problem with applesauce.
But, Fuming Fuji, you say, applesauce is fruit!
The Fuming Fuji says no!
The claim: Come on, Fuji. What am I supposed to put in my child’s lunch? Air? Applesauce is better than a candy bar or cookie. I’ve had about enough of your problems. It’s fruit!
The catch: Applesauce is a lumpy sugarfest not fit for seedlings. Applesauce is full of sweeteners and additives. It should really not be called applesauce. Maybe applesludge. I am pretty sure you could run your car on applesauce.
The comeback: Fuji, don’t you think you’re a little biased here? Do I really have to bring up the elephant in the post? Obviously you would not be in favor of applesauce. I buy the no-sugar-added kind. You can’t tell me that is unhealthy!
The conclusion: Oh, really? I cannot? Listen to the Fuji (for you are being beseeched, please do not take this lightly). Even fresh foods that do not have bad things added to them are unhealthy when they are old and processed. An apple off a tree? Very nutritious, I admit – though it pains me a little bit.
But we are not talking about a fresh apple! We are talking about apples stored for weeks and months, losing valuable enzymes and nutrients, stuffed through machinery, bottled and lounging lazily on shelves before you finally get to them. And this is fit for the tiny tots? This is not really food, do you see? I mean, it is edible, but that is nothing to brag about, is it! The Fuji has a big problem with old, dead things parading around the “healthy” aisle of the grocery store. Maybe I am biased.
The catchphrase: Avoid food that loafs around!
Disclaimer: Mark Sisson and the Worker Bees do not necessarily endorse the views of the Fuming Fuji.
[tags]children’s health, apples, applesauce[/tags]