I hope we're still friends after yesterday's posting about avoiding all pork products and all shellfish scavengers. Today I need to share some more "foods" that you should NEVER EAT. You need to take charge of your own health by avoiding these modern health-destroying toxic products. One of the major keys to good nutrition and eating healthy is avoiding these dangerous products that are everywhere, even in health food stores. Make up your mind right now to avoid all refined, processed, denatured, fattening, pre-packaged, sugar-laden, overcooked, toxic, man-made "foods." The simple truth is: "If it wasn't a food 100 years ago, it's not food!" When you're out shopping for groceries, ask yourself, "Was this a food 100 years ago?" If not, don't buy it and don't eat it. Remember, you become what you eat.
Avoid all refined, bleached, denatured products that contain white processed sugar, white processed flour, "enriched" wheat flour, white processed rice, and white processed salt (sodium chloride). This group includes white breads, rolls, buns, pastries, cookies, cakes, sugary desserts, pastas, pizza dough, etc. These products have had the "life" ripped out of them and offer your body zero nutrition and empty carbs. Don't eat them; get them out of your diet and out of your kitchen.
Avoid all products made with white artificial sweeteners such as Aspartame, Nutra-sweet, Equal, Sucrulose, Splenda, and Saacharin. These toxic sweeteners are in almost every artificially sweetened beverage, soda, candy bar, gum, junk food, etc. Read the labels and beware of these dangerous toxins. Aspartame breaks down in the body into its component chemicals including methanol (methyl alcohol or wood alcohol), aspartic acid, phenylalanine, and diketopiperazine (DKP). Each of these component parts is in itself a known toxin. When methanol is metabolized by the body, it is broken down into formaldehyde (as in embalming fluid) and formic acid. The major toxic effect of methanol is exerted upon the central nervous system. The optic nerve is particularly affected, and possibly the retinae, which can lead to permanent blindness.
Numerous health specialists have spoken out against aspartame use because of its dangers to our health. Dr. Monte of Arizona State University called aspartame a "crime against humanity," and he argued that when a person ingests aspartame, it breaks down into deadly methanol within one hour of ingestion. Dr. Monte stated that "Aspartame is a drug, not a food additive." The years that followed the release of this toxic chemical into the American food supply have been met with literally thousands of consumer complaints of products containing aspartame. Of all the complaints in the Adverse Reaction Monitoring System, aspartame accounts for over 75% of them!
I encourage you to do your own research on aspartame. Type "the dangers of aspartame" into the Google search engine. Check out the Aspartame Consumer Safety Network started in 1987 by Mary Stoddard who experienced many debilitating effects from consuming NutraSweet products. The evidence is out there that proves that this toxic chemical artificial sweetener is causing a multitude of major health problems in America. All I can say at this point is: avoid it like the plague! It's a drug, it's toxic, it's not fit for human consumption, and it has deadly physical effects on the body.
Finally, avoid all deep-fried foods. They are extremely unhealthy and are usually cooked in unhealthy rancid oils that are seldom changed and that can become carcinogenic due to the very high temperatures they are subjected to. Eating deep-fried foods is harmful to your body and simply unwise.
I'll stop there for today, but tomorrow I'll share some more "foods" that you should never eat. Until then, I hope you're still my friend and still reading, and I hope that you avoid these health-destroying man-made foods at all costs. Some of today's information came from Ted Broer's book, "Maximum Energy."
Daily Quote: "Millions of Americans will sit down for breakfast, lunch and dinner today and empty a blue packet of Aspartame into their coffee or tea, totally oblivious to the dangers..." - Ted Broer