The Problems with Processed Foods - a Haiku Written by Michele Vieux of CrossFit Invictus in San Diego

 

The Problems with Processed Foods – a Haiku
Written by Michele Vieux

 

Toxic as they are
the problems with processed foods
aren’t just chemicals

There are many more
substances that addict us
and make us want more

Excessive sugar
and high fructose corn syrup
wreak havoc on us

High triglycerides
and insulin resistance
are two examples

Your blood sugar spikes
from the excess refined carbs
then crashes back down

The rollercoaster
leaves you craving more and more
obesity delivered

Missing nutrients
leave your immune system weak
fake foods have little

Hydrogenated
and trans fatty acids are
two of a feather

For inflammation
and heart disease you should eat
more processed oil

And no nutrients?
No prob-lem-o Joe!
They’ll just spray them on

It’s terrible they
aren’t all created the same
you need the real thing

Chemicals create
color, texture, long shelf life,
promote addiction

So you come back for
more and more to continue
the vicious cycle