“According to the State of the World 2000 report from the Worldwide Insitute, the world is in the midst of a nutrition crisis. In the developed countries 1.2 billion people, including most Americans, are now “starving” and undernourished because they are overfed with too much of the wrong foods. The average American diet does not support the biological needs of human cells. (2)”
You may be full from your meal but is it nourishing your body?
Remember the two causes of disease?
Toxicity and Deficiency
With food manufacturers favoring shelf-life of their product over health and their ability to label their product as healthy, and doctors not being educated in nutrition and how food affects the body, it’s no wonder you are confused!
Here are four of the worst foods to stay away from and, unfortunately, they are the biggest bulk of the American diet:
- White Flour & Wheat
- Processed Oils
- Milk product
Understanding White Flour & Wheat(3):
White flour was once a wheat grain. It is in almost all bread, pasta and baked goods. It is highly processed and can be stored for long periods of time.
In 1941, due to a severe nutritional problem in the population, our government passed legislation requiring certain nutrients be put back in the flour and “Enriched flour” was born.
More than 25 nutrients have been taken out of white flour!
A handful is added back to “Enrich” it but the nutrition value for your cells in minimal at best.
To make matters worse, white flour has nearly no fiber, which is essential for regular bowel movements and to help eliminate toxins.
Eating too much white flour has been associated with constipation, hemorrhoids, colitis, and rectal cancer.
Better choices of unrefined flour are:
- Almond flour
- Coconut flour
- Ground golden flaxseed
IMPORTANT: Stay away from gluten-free substitutes like corn starch, potato starch, rice flour, tapioca starch. These will spike your blood sugar, cause weight gain, belly fat and inflammation.
Why is wheat bad?
Okay, this may be hard to hear but wheat contains a very unusual type of carbohydrate (not found in other foods) called Amylopectin-A, which has been found in some tests to spike your blood sugar higher than even pure table sugar.
This means that wheat-based foods such as bread, bagels, cereals, muffins, and other baked goods often cause much higher blood sugar levels than most other carbohydrate sources.
The higher your average blood sugar levels are over time, the quicker your body ages. I’m not talking just wrinkles and thinning hair but also how well your organs function, and whether your joints are degrading.
Plus, wheat foods almost always contain gluten which can be EXTREMELY hard on your body and cause inflammation in your intestines.
Gluten is a sticky substance that holds the food together. This is a sticky substance that doesn’t break down well in the body and thus your intestines have a hard time dealing with it and become inflamed.
When your body is inflamed it is seriously hard for it to release weight.
A review paper in The New England Journal of Medicine listed 55 diseases.
CAUTION: When you start to detox from wheat you may have withdrawals like fatigue, headache, cravings, that happen from gliadin-derived opiates.
Understanding Processed Oils(4,5,6):
It is crucial for your cells to eat good fats and oils and processed oils are not that.
Good fats and oils are what your cell membranes are made out of. They support the permeability of the membrane which is crucial for your cells.
Eating processed vegetable oils will cause the cell membrane not to function correctly and toxicity can build-up in your cells.
This happens because processed veggie oils increases your omega 6 fat intake, which will not only increase your body’s inflammation, but also reduce the omega 3 fats that are available in your tissues, which induces even more inflammation.
Omega 6 fats will actually undo the benefits you get when eating omega 3s.
Dr. Joseph Hibbeln from the National Institutes of Health researched the impact of omega 6 and omega 3 fats on your health. He found that over-consuming omega 6 fats and under-consuming omega 3 fats puts you at a higher risk for:
- Heart disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- Metabolic syndrome or pre-diabetes
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Inflammatory bowel syndrome
- Macular degeneration (eye damage and blindness)
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Psychiatric disorders
- Autoimmune disease
To give your cells the support they need stay away from proceeds vegetables oils as much as possible!
There are good oils to cook with and olive oil is not one of them. Olive oil, like most oils sold in supermarkets, is not good to cook with because of the heat. The structure and nonsaturated fats, when used with high heat, can produce carcinogenic compounds that may put you at risk for lung cancer when inhaled.
Also, when oils are heated above 392-degrees it changes the structure of the oil into a trans-fat which causes a weak and harms the integrity of the cell membrane. This means the cell isn’t able to keep good nutrients in and toxic substances out.
Purchase small bottles of olive oil. Keep it in a cool dry place and put the cap on immediately after using it.
The more air it gets the quicker it will breakdown and become rancid. If it is rancid, it will smell like crayons, taste like rancid nuts and have a greasy feel in your mouth.
If it is over the expiration date, don’t use it.
Learn more about olive oil Click Here
Keywords to look for when choosing oils are organic, non-GMO and unfiltered.
Good fat includes:
- Nuts and Seeds-walnuts, almonds, pecans, macadamia; not peanuts
- Extra-virgin, cold-pressed, organic Coconut oil (pic ())
- Extra-virgin, cold-pressed, organic Olive oil (use ONLY on salads not to cook with)
- Fatty fish—sardines, mackerel, herring, and wild salmon—that are rich in omega 3 fats
- Grass-fed meats and butter
Bad Fats Include:
- Sunflower oils
- All hydrogenated oils
Cook with the following:
- Ghee (clarified butter from grass-fed, pasture raised cows)
- Coconut butter
The oils your body needs can be found in a near equal 1:1 ratio of essential fatty acids (EFAs) with omega-6 and omega-3.
Best Oils for Salad and Cooking:
Good olive oil on salads Click Here
Great oil for salads is Flax seed oil Click Here
Best olive oil to cook with Click Here
Why is dairy bad?
Dairy is meant to create a 2-3 ton animal. It is not meant for human consumption!
Watch this video: https://youtu.be/0O-ehIkwGME
Dairy: 7 Reasons You Should Avoid It at all Costs with Mark Hyman, MD
- Your body becomes more acid when metabolizing dairy so instead of building your bones and tissue it pulls calcium from them.
- Most of the population is allergic to dairy causing inflammation in the body when they consume it. (It’s been shown that 50% of all children are allergic to dairy.)
- Dairy milk is high in phosphorous and low in magnesium which your body needs to utilize calcium so it’s unable to absorb it.
- Too much calcium in the body can lead to kidney stones, bone spurs, gout and atherosclerotic plaque.
- Dairy milk causes localized inflammation in the intestines of infants and can lead to iron deficiency anemia.
- Dairy has been shown to be a factor in prostate cancer.
- Dairy is full of saturated fat that is linked to heart disease.
Bottom line is to choose other dairy alternatives!
Better choices include:
- Organic Non-GMO Almond milk, hemp, coconut
- Make Cashew cheese recipe (Click Here)
- Goat or sheep yogurt
- Vegan ice cream (Click Here)
Choose food that is meant to support the cells of your body. Dairy is not one of them.