Let's do a little thinking.
Refined sugar has existed for thousands of years. Sugar consumption has increased over the past century, but it has been common for a few centuries. American Colonialists were well-known for consuming sugar as the sugar tax was one of the driving factors in the American Revolution.
Grain consumption has decreased in the past century. While it may still be the "foundation" of the Food Pyramid, it is a poverty food in general. Wealth has increased immensely in the past century in America, and grain consumption has decreased as a percentage of total calories in the American diet. Most poor countries free of modern disease eat far more grain than we do.
Refined vegetable oils didn't exist in quantity til the 1970's and are unavailable in most "traditional" poor countries. 60 years ago, they didn't exist in the food supply and were used for making paints. A century ago, they didn't exist at all.
Obesity and heart disease went through the roof since the late 1970's.
Are grains and sugar the problem? Or is the vegetable oils the sugary dough balls are fried in confounding the issue?
Last edited by ChocoTaco369; 03-07-2014 at 12:16 PM.
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