Food can either be your greatest medicine or your worst poison.
Unfortunately, the food industry has altered food in such a way that many it is destroying your health and you might not even be aware of it.
One of the damaging effects that toxic food can do to your body is promote inflammation. Chronic inflammation is the root cause of ALL diseases. It is also the source of chronic pain, fatigue, and aging.
If there were seven groups of foods that I would highly recommend you avoid it would be the following:
1. Hydrogenated and Trans Fats – Found in margarine, baked goods, and many processed foods. The oils used are generally poorly made and inferior. Trans fats increase the levels of LDLs (bad cholesterol) while lowering levels of HDLs (good cholesterol) in the body. They have also been found to promote inflammation, obesity, and resistance to insulin
2. Red Meat From Feedlots – Commercially produced meats are often fed grains like corn, increasing the omega 6 fatty acid profile. Overconsumption of omega 6 fatty acids in our diets promotes inflammation, as the balance with anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids is lost.
3. Fried Foods – French fries, onion rings, and potato chips are all highly cooked products due to deep-frying. This produces glycotoxins or AGEs (advanced glycation end products) that are known to be inflammatory. AGES have been implicated in everything from Alzheimer’s to cardiovascular disease.
4. Sugar – Sugar is not only an addictive substance but is highly inflammatory. This is because sugar raises insulin levels in the body that in turn trigger an immune response. Sugar is the preferred source of fuel for cancer. Cancer has 15 times more receptor sites for sugar than any other substance.
5. Dairy Products – The human body is not designed to digest pasteurized cow’s dairy. It will have trouble processing lactose and beta A1 casein. When the body can’t breakdown a food, it start an inflammatory reaction. Stick with fermented dairy, raw cow’s dairy, or goat’s milk products, as they should result in a lessened inflammatory response.
6. Wheat Products – Gluten intolerance is quickly becoming a major issue in Western society. Wheat is highly inflammatory and acid forming to certain individuals. Not to mention a major portion of wheat production is genetically modified, so avoiding it all together can transform your health. Try it for a month and see how your body does. Most people experience their body in a whole new way.
7. Fake Foods – Foods that are packed with manmade chemicals will injury the cells of your body. When your cells are injured they will inflame. Avoiding fake foods is key to preventing injuries. The best way to know if a food is fake is to read labels. If a there is an ingredient that you can’t pronounce in it, most likely it is a chemical.
I know that this list may contain many of your favorite foods, but I can not emphasize enough how eating these will rob you of health.
I see so many people suffering and they have no idea that it is because of the foods they are eating. They think it’s aging, genetics, stress, or that the doctor hasn’t prescribed them the right medication. Nothing could be further from the truth.
You control your health. If you want better health, it starts with what you are putting in your mouth. This is list is a great starting point.
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