In 1894, a man named John Harvey Kellogg invented the cornflakes as a snack. He created the low-sugar version to curb the urge to masturbate. The idea behind cornflakes was to provide a nutritious, low-calorie alternative to sweet desserts, such as cakes and pastries.
Dr John Harvey Kellogg’s idea of ‘biological living’
The story of Dr. John Harvey Kellogg’s idea of biological living in cornflakes has a rich history, but the idea itself is not new. Kellogg was the father of the cereal industry, generating a net worth of more than $800 million by the time he died. However, there is a recent backlash against this industry, particularly the organic and paleo diet movements. As a result, Kellogg’s view of diet has not received a resurgence.
The idea of biological living in cornflakes originated in 1874, when Dr. John Harvey Kellogg was studying medicine in New York City. He became convinced that the population was hungry for ready-cooked meals, and he developed a cereal that would meet the need. The cereal, called Granola, consisted of oatmeal, corn meal, and wheat meal, which were heated at high temperatures to dextrinize their starch. The result was a granular product that was easy to eat and drink with milk. This paved the way for several similar products.
His belief that sex was unhealthy
The Kellogg brothers are known for making a product that is a perfect combination of nutrition and taste. However, despite their enduring popularity, they didn’t always have the best reputation for promoting good health. The brothers remained active members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and adhered to a strict vegetarian diet. In fact, they even discouraged masturbation. However, this did not stop them from creating a breakfast cereal that was easily digestible and nutritious.
According to a popular myth, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg invented Corn Flakes because he believed that masturbation was unhealthy. He believed that masturbation could lead to epilepsy, stiff joints, and mood swings. In addition to this, Dr. Kellogg claimed that masturbation could cause other problems such as acne, epilepsy, and palpitations. Therefore, he designed his cereal as a healthy and tasty alternative to sex.
His invention of cornflakes to stop people from masturbating
Dr. John C. Campbell explains that masturbation is a health hazard and explains that some food and drinks can trigger masturbation. He also lists 39 harmful effects of masturbation, including mood swings, bad posture, stiff joints, and an excessive desire for spicy foods. To combat this problem, Dr. Campbell worked to develop a contraption that delivered yogurt between the anus and the mouth. In the original recipe, there was no sugar added.
Kellogg was passionate about preventing masturbation. He believed that certain food flavours might trigger masturbation, and a plain diet would curb the urge. He also believed that masturbation would cause physical ailments, such as epilepsy and mood swings. But he never mentioned cornflakes in his book. The original Corn Flakes were designed to be an easy-to-digest breakfast food.
His low-sugar recipe
Low-sugar cornflakes invented by Kellogg in 1894, as a bland snack, have recently sparked a controversy. Some people believe that Kellogg invented these to suppress sex drive. However, there is no evidence to support this claim. One YouTube user, Mina Moriarty, claims that Kellogg was actually a very repressed man who avoided masturbation and other foods that would increase libido.
This trend has spread from YouTube to Instagram to TikTok. In one video, a YouTube user makes a float out of the low-sugar cornflakes, while another shows Trisha Paytas combining the cereal with ice cream. The hashtag “tiktok” has been cited by a small army of fans.
His intention to limit libido
The invention of Cornflakes began with the belief that the blander the food was, the less likely it would be to stimulate masturbation or sexual arousal. In an effort to address this problem, the creator of Corn Flakes spent a great deal of time searching for foods that would blunt the urge to masturbate. During this time, the corn flakes were invented and became very popular among sanitarium residents.
Sylvester Graham, a Presbyterian minister, thought that alcohol, meat, and fatty foods stimulated lust. Graham believed that a diet low in meat and spicy foods would prevent the excesses that led to overactive libido.