Foods that are designed to make profit off of you and your loved ones, but give you little nutrients
We all often start with the best intentions to feed ourselves and our loved ones with a nutritious diet. We are all spending more and more time at the local market, and even spending more money, to select organic produce, grass-fed meats, wild-caught salmon, organic dairy, and artisanal breads.
We intend to spend hours cooking in the kitchen making a healthy and high nutritious meal with lots of veggies. We have the family around the dinner table and everyone appreciates the wonderful healthy meal and the time spent with loved ones.
But these are just our best intentions, and most often we all fall short because of our busy lives, lack of time, constantly increasing food costs, transportation costs, longer hours of work, increasing inflation, and our salaries not keeping up with all the expenses. It’s never been harder to incorporate homemade wholesome food into our daily lives.
So we try to find short cuts and compromises. We resort to eating at a fast-food restaurant or put a frozen pizza in the oven for a quick meal, or even worse, microwaved hot dogs. Rather than giving up completely, you can just simply avoid a few things that can help you along your best intentions.
Here are a list of just a few things you may want to avoid. This should help you along your best intentions:
1. Popcorn is the first thing on the list. This is really one of least nutritious, so-called “food”, you can have. It is really not good for you, but hugely profitable for those selling it.
2. Avoid salad dressings that you purchase from stores. You can make your own salad dressing from fresh organic limes and herbs and spices – it would be much more tasty and is good for you.
3. Avoid energy drinks. Neither the caffeine nor any of the sugar and other ingredients are good for you. In fact, studies have linked energy drinks to raise in blood pressure, anxiety, panic attacks, psychosis, and mania: http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/energy-drinks-health-risks.php
4. Avoid potato chips, French fries, blue corn chips, and generally all other chips that come in a bag. Keep in mind that your favorite potato chips or fries (cooked or fried) above 250 F/120 C contains cancer-causing chemical acrylamide. Acrylamide is a cancerous neurotoxic chemical found in plant-based foods like grains and potatoes and has been linked to ovarian and breast cancer: http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/Mcdonalds-french-fries-could-be-genetically-modified-gmo-fries-health-risks.php
5. Avoid frozen dinners. They are all full of salt, sugar, lots of fat, and little or no nutrients.
6. Avoid canned foods. They are ‘dead’ food, meaning that they have little or no nutrients left in them. In fact, canned foods have high levels of toxic BPA. Research shows that BPA kills rats in laboratories even at smaller portions, like 1,000 times less than what an average American consumes per meal: http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-foods/avoid-canned-food/
7. Avoid pizzas. Unless you make a very healthy fresh pizza at home, with lots of veggies on top, you will not get a nutritious meal from a pizza – certainly not from a fast-food restaurant or frozen pizza from your local grocery store.
8. Avoid sugary drinks/diet sodas. They have lots of calories, lots of sugar, and disrupt your food intake. They also cause diabetes. Recently the National Toxicity Program has found “clear evidence” of 4-Mel toxicity in sodas (including Pepsi and Coke) and linked 4-Mel to infertility, thyroid dysfunction and liver and lung cancer: http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/Pepsi-Coca-Cola-harmful-ingredients.php
9. Avoid artichokes and spinach or other such veggie dips, as they pack lots of salt, huge amount of calories and grams and grams of unhealthy fat.
10. And finally, avoid white bread (white bleached flour) and white rice. keep in mind that a recent report sugests that brown rice, white rice, rice breakfast cereals and organic rice baby cereals, all contain concerning levels of arsenic that is a known carcinogen, harming the human body (That's why organic quinoa is a better alternative to rice): http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/toxicity-of-arsenic-high-doses-of-arsenic-in-food-or-water-will-kill-you.php
This list alone by itself will help you buy things that are much better for you from your local grocery store than any of the items listed above. If you avoid these items from your diet, then you will have no choice but to add more nutritious items to your diet, such as more vegetables and fruits as well as nuts, legumes, and wild salmon.
As they say, a river starts with one drop of water. You can start today, and slowly but surely, get on your way to improving your diet and adding more nutritious items to your list.