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1 Million Pounds of Breaded Chicken Products Recalled Over ‘Metal Objects’

Just when you thought fast-food fixings couldn’t get any worse, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced that it found metal objects in an Oklahoma-based company’s breaded chicken products. As reported by USA Today, the findings resulted in a recall of nearly 1 million pounds of chicken fries, nuggets and fillets.

Even though this company’s quick-fix frozen products are sold straight to consumers (as opposed to fast food restaurants) this recall underscores just one of many problems with relying on processed foods for your diet. About 90 percent of the money Americans spend on food goes to processed food — and that just has to stop, if we’re ever going to get healthy.

Since more than $1 trillion each year is spent on treating sugar and junk-related diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer, it’s time to accept that decreasing sugar consumption is at the top of the list if you’re overweight, insulin resistant or struggle with any chronic disease. And I can’t point out enough that processed foods are full of added sugars.

The key to resolving insulin resistance and ultimately getting yourself on the road to health is to eat real food. That’s real, as in whole, organic and preferably raw vegetables and fruits, and pasture-raised, grass fed meats, dairy and egg products.

Intermittent fasting, or the more accurate term, Time Restricted Feeding (TRF), can also be helpful. When you fast, your liver burns off the available liver fat, and by temporarily depleting your liver fat stores you restore metabolic stability to your liver and improve hepatic insulin sensitivity.