Nutrition Facts – The Top 7 Bad Food List

Nutrition Facts – The Top 7 Bad Food List

Run, Don’t Walk Away

Toxic, venomous, poisonous.  A substance with an inherent property that tends to destroy life or impair health.   Hmmm.  Not good.  Here are the top 7 on the Bad Food list – toxins you should avoid.

The skull and crossbones image should pop to the forefront of your mind.  And this part of your highway to health will be a bit more difficult than just eating more vegetables.  This stuff is everywhere in our food culture.  Bummer.

One of the problems with this stuff is that, the damage it does is slow and you might not even know it’s happening.  Most of these fun ingredients are going to create an acidic state in your body.  That’s bad.  Cancer grows in an acidid environment. Eating and drinking them day in, day out will certainly take quality years off your life, and increase your likeliness to be sick and overweight.

Most of us trust and respect our government to some degree.  The FDA in this case is not helping.  Caveat emptor for you, the consumer because the FDA has big industries to keep happy:  dairy, beef, pork, chicken, eggs, sugar and other ingredient manufacturers.  You are not always getting information that is beneficial to your health. Those big industries are in business to make money.  And they all know – if it tastes good, people will eat it.

You must arm yourself with the information you need to stay healthy.

So, here they are – your ‘turn and run’ poisons.  They aren’t in order of badness.  That would be hard to do with this team:

1) High fructose corn syrup (HFCS)

It’s everywhere!  Our society consumes tons of it.  It makes stuff taste good.  It makes you acidic.  It makes you fat.  Not to mention what it does to your kidneys, insulin levels, bones, cholesterol, etc.

Get in the habit of reading the labels.  Find products that don’t use HFCS, like most organics.

2) Meats preserved with nitrates

Sodium nitrate or nitrite.  Ask your pancreas, stomach and colon what they think about this little cancer causing duo.  It’s in ham, hot dogs, bacon and lunch meat, just to name a few.  Make a different choice.

3) Processed foods

All the packaged foods that contain ingredients other than a basic food: lots of salt and sugar (tastes good) plus chemicals and preservatives for long shelf life. Very convenient and tasty, but not so good for you: empty calories with no nutrients.

4)  Soda

Here’s a doozy.  Think skull and crossbones again.  You’ve got to get off this stuff.  Acid in a bottle.  It takes about 3x the amount of water to neutralize the acid in just ONE can of soda.  A big strain on the kidneys that have to filter the acid.

Your body will also try to neutralize the acid with its own alkaline sources, taking minerals from bones and muscle.  How do YOU spell osteoporosis?

Oh and by the way, our good friend HFCS gets in the game here too.  Nice.

5)  Artificial sweeteners

Aspartame (called Equal or Nutrasweet) and Splenda.  This one’s easy: they’re poisons, stay away. Find another way to get the sweetening you desire. Try Stevia. ‘Nuff said.

6)  Hydrogenated oils

The bad boys of deep fry, baked goods, packaged foods, coffee creamers, margarine, and on and on.  Hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils contain trans- fatty acids.  These are fats that your body CANNOT metabolize.  Instead, they just make a mess of  your arteries,  cause inflammation, cell damage and heart attacks.

Look for the words “hydrogenated” or “partially hydrogenated” on package labels.  If you see them, don’t buy it.

7)  Tap water

Even if your community has award winning water, it’s may still not be good for you.  Most  tap water is acidic and many water system add toxins like fluoride and chlorine.

The best choice of alkaline water is distilled water.  Filters can help too if you use reverse osmosis. Be sure and read what the filters take out.  Be careful with bottled water as it is often no better than what comes out of your tap.

There they are:  The 7 Nasties from the Bad Dream Team.  Do yourself a favor and find alternatives for all of the above.

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