Saturday, September 1, 2007

Banishing These Health Destroyers Is Key to Good Nutrition and Eating Healthy

Hi. Today I hope to finish my list of THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER EAT. I want to give you eight more to eating healthy. I encourage you to banish these health destroyers from your kitchen and your diet and to start . Avoiding the bad foods is one of the and vibrant .

First KEY, eliminate all fast food from your diet. is extremely unhealthy, and it is usually loaded with tons of sodium, sugar, unhealthy hydrogenated fats, toxic artificial colors and flavors like , dangerous chemical preservatives, and refined flour. In addition, it is often deep fried in old rancid carcinogenic oil, microwaved, cooked to death, and usually contains meats that are loaded with hormones, antibiotic drugs, and chemicals. It is a proven fact in the medical community that once fat of any kind has been heated to high temperatures for a period of time, it undergoes a chemical change and become carcinogenic. Are you really interested in eating an extra large "value pack" of carcinogenic deep-fried French fries with your carcinogenic diet soda? No! Simply put: DO NOT EAT fast food, and do not feed your kids fast food either.

Second KEY, do not eat food that has been microwaved. When food is microwaved, several very unhealthy things happen to your food. Toxins from the plastic covering leach into your food. The composition of your food is actually altered as it is zapped with microwaves, leaving you with "food" that is very unhealthy and denatured. If you don't believe me, do your own research. Google "the dangers of ." There is a lot of evidence out there that proves you should never eat anything that has been microwaved. Remember, most restaurants and fast food joints use microwaves constantly to heat up your food. What should you do with your microwave oven? Use it as a storage container for boxes of herbal teas, put your cookbooks in it, or just throw it away. There's zero temptation to use it when it is no longer in your kitchen. Heat stuff up the old fashioned healthier way; your health is worth it.

Third KEY, don't ever drink city tap water. It has a lot of very unhealthy chemicals added to it, including chlorine and fluoride, which are two of the worst. Instead, drink natural "spring" water or artesian well water. But I can't afford it, some might say. Well, how much is your health worth? How much do you spend every week on Aspartame-laced sodas, high-fructose loaded juices, coffee, tea, etc.? Just because tap water is practically free doesn't mean it's good for you or that you should drink it. and chlorine are poisons to your body. Drinking tap water every day is like drinking a little amount of poison every day; eventually, it's going to accumulate in your body and destroy your health. I'll share more in depth on this topic at a later time.

Fourth KEY, avoid tofu. has been touted as a "health food," but the truth is that tofu is a junk food. Sixty percent of the calories in tofu actually come from fat!

Fifth KEY, do NOT eat anything that is packaged and labeled as "fat free" or "sugar free" or "low carbs" or "net carbs" or "diet..." The food manufacturers have jumped on the bandwagon and are trying to deceive you into thinking that their new "diet" products are healthy for you. On the contrary, products with these labels are even more unhealthy for you because they are usually loaded with hidden ingredients that are destructive to your health. For example, "sugar free" means that they've replaced white sugar with an artificial sweetener like that is toxic to your system and will make you even fatter. Don't be deceived by these tactics. Simply do not buy or eat products with these deceptive labels on their packaging. They are very unhealthy !

Sixth KEY, avoid the fake fats called "Olestra" and "Olean" and all products made with them. The alleged benefit is that these "cooking oils" add no fat or calories to your diet. This is a chemist's man-made creation that combines vegetable oil and sucrose to produce a molecule similar to fat/triglyceride. This tight structural configuration prevents Olestra from being metabolized by digestive enzymes or colonic microflora. Instead, it literally passes through the GI tract unchanged! This causes a whole host of health problems that you do not want in your body.

Seventh KEY, eliminate all soda, diet soda, and canned or bottled juices from your diet. These are very unhealthy for you because of the high sugar content, high high-fructose corn syrup content, high aspartame content, high acid content, high preservative content, and because of the way it affects your stomach, colon, and blood sugar. Do NOT drink these juices and sodas. is one of the worst things you can be putting into your body. It is actually designed to make you fatter! If you don't believe me, do your own research. Eliminate these from your diet and from your kids diets.

Eighth KEY, eliminate toothpaste with fluoride in it. Fluoride is a toxic poison and should never be ingested or rubbed against your gums or body. This is a very controversial topic, but I encourage you to do your own research on it. There's lots of evidence out there that proves that this is toxic to the body and is destroying the health of many Americans. Look for another brand of toothpaste, such as Tom's of Maine that has some fluoride-free toothpaste. Your health food store carries quite a few alternative brands.

We'll have to save the topic of alcoholic beverages, coffee, and caffeinated teas for another day. I hope we're still friends after today's long list of things to eliminate completely from your diet. I speak the truth to you because I care about you and about your health and the health of your children. Your life depends on it!

Daily Quote: "Most of the food in America today will support life, but it won't sustain health." - Ted Broer