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Breakfast Cereals and the Rat Experiments

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Posted on 12-08-2017


In his book Fighting the Food Giants, Paul Stitt further describes research indicating that the extrusion process of grains can release neurotoxins. A 1942 unpublished experiment, from a cereal company (locked away in the company’s file cabinet) is the smoking gun. The experiment was of 4 sets of rats each given a special diet.

1. group received plain whole wheat grains, water, synthetic vitamins and minerals.
2. group received puffed wheat (an extruded cereal), water and the same nutrients.
was given water and white sugar.
was given nothing but water and synthetic nutrients.

Group one rats lived a year on this diet. The rats with water and vitamins (#4)  lived about 2 months. Rats fed the white sugar and water diet (#3, lived about a month.

However the rats fed puffed wheat along with vitamins, water with grains (#2), died within two weeks.

These results suggest that puffed wheat may contain toxic substances. The process of puffing creates changes within the wheat structure that may be producing toxic chemical substances.

Rat Experiment 2

Another unpublished Rat experiment from 1960, had similar results. Researchers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor were given eighteen laboratory rats. These were divided into three groups:

1. one group received corn flakes and water;

2. group was given the cardboard box that the cornflakes came in and water;

3. the control group received rat chow and water.

The rats in the control group remained in good health throughout the experiment. The rats eating the box became lethargic and eventually died of malnutrition. The rats receiving the corn flakes and water died before the rats that were eating the box! (The first box rat died the day the last cornflake rat died.) Furthermore, before death, the cornflakes-eating rats developed aberrant behavior, threw fits, bit each other and finally went into convulsions.

Autopsy revealed dysfunction of the pancreas, liver and kidneys and degeneration of the nerves of the spine, all signs of insulin shock.

The startling conclusion of this study was that there was more nourishment in the box than in the cornflakes. This experiment was designed as a joke, but the results were far from funny.

You might want to rethink your use of these highly processed breakfast cereals as your morning go to energy source. In future post we will share more suitable breakfast ideas and meal plans but for now skip the cereal and eat the box instead! Not really….

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