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Monday, September 29, 2014

Do NOT Eat this Crap!

    I am not a health nut, but do like to eat healthy. I DO eat junk food sometimes, but generally avoid eating it by the boat load if possible. The following foods provide virtually no health benefits while posing health risks.

White bread, refined flours. White bread and refined flours in general are toxic because they have been stripped of almost all vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other important nutrients. Refined white flour has been bleached with chlorine and treated with bromide, two poisonous chemicals that have been linked to causing thyroid and organ damage.

Frozen meals (aka TV Dinners). They are loaded with preservatives, processed salt, hydrogenated oils and other artificial ingredients, not to mention the fact that most frozen meals have been pre-cooked, reducing their nutrient content. Most of them are pretty nasty tasting anyway, so they are easy to avoid. See my Blog post HERE.

White rice. White rice has been stripped of most of its nutrients, and separated from the bran and germ. Even “fortified” white rice is nutritionally deficient. Brown rice is absorbed more slowly and does not cause the same spike in blood sugar that white rice does.

Microwave popcorn. Unhealthy is the best way to describe this stuff. Genetically-modified corn kernels, salt and preservative chemicals are used to enhance its flavor. It also contains diacetyl, a chemical that can actually destroy your lungs. It’s better to eat organic kernels that you can pop yourself.

Cured meat products with nitrates.  Deli meats, hot dogs, bacon, and many other meats sold at the grocery store are often loaded with sodium nitrite and other chemical preservatives that have been linked to causing heart disease and cancer.

Most protein and energy bars. They are marketed as being part of a healthy diet which is another advertising lie.  They usually have processed soy protein, refined sugar, hydrogenated fat, and other unhealthy additives. Before buying them read the ingredient labels!

Margarine. This stuff is an ingredient in all sorts of processed foods. It’s a hydrogenated trans-fat oil, which is something you should avoid.

Soy milk and soy-based meat substitutes. This is a big health fraud these days. Most soy additives are processed using a toxic chemical known as hexane which is linked to causing birth defects, reproductive problems, and cancer. Soy that has not been fermented is also highly estrogenic, which can throw your natural hormone balance out of whack.

“Diet” anything. Most of this stuff contains artificial sweeteners like aspartame (Equal) and sucralose (Splenda), both of which are linked to causing neurological damage, gastrointestinal problems, and endocrine disruption. They also usually have chemical flavoring to take the place of fat and other natural components that have been removed in order to reduce the calorie content.

Time for supper...

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