This archived article was written by: Ryan Ware
“The food industry is screwing us with our minds” exclaimed Jon Krum in a presentation on nutrition Wednesday.
Jon Krum, an instructor of biology on campus, stated that his interest in nutrition started when he was young. His father forced him to shovel the sidewalks for older people. After seeing a lot of unhealthy people, he became interested in nutrition and it’s affects on health.
In Krum’s presentation he informed the students that “everything you eat will kill you” and how you are all really only choosing when and how you would like to die. After giving some obvious and not so obvious observations Krum made this statement “plaque build-up begins when we are in college”. He advised that students become interested in what they eat.
He gave the students watching the presentation 3 general rules when choosing the better foods. All of which are related to your poo.
First, “chew your food,” stated Krum. Anything that goes straight through you is probably not worth eating. Second, avoid dyed and processed foods as much as possible. If you can’t avoid 100% of all of the dyes and processed foods, monitor your poo. If it changes your poo’s color discontinue the consumption of that food. Third, “If you can pay someone to give you food, don’t eat it,” stated Krum.
With those rules it sounds like it would be difficult to find food at a grocery store. Professor Krum offers some sound advice on the subject. First, Anything you can get from the store, open it, and eat, is bad for you (with the exception of vegetables and fruit). Second, if food-processing companies have to add something to make it healthy, don’t eat it. Third, if you don’t know what an ingredient is, don’t eat it. Lastly, of all the fats out there, only trans fats and hydrogenated fats are considered bad.
“Plan your day when you wake,” stated Krum. When students do this, they should think if it would be a busy or a lazy day. To live in a comfortable survival mode, the average person only needs 1,500 Calories. If it is going to be a work-out day, consume 10 times your weight in Calories after the exercise. As a general rule of thumb, people who eat less tend to live longer.