5 So Called Health Foods to Avoid…

So, what is your typical healthy breakfast? If it is eggs, toast and orange juice then you may be shocked to learn that you’re actually serving your family some of the foods that you should be avoiding! We have all been taught that our breakfast is the most  important meal of the day but we should be informed as to the mistakes we typically make day in and day out. Below I give you a list of 5 common foods that most of us considered to be healthy but are actually harmful to your health. I’ll let you be the judge…

# 1. Wheat Bread You work to put “bread” on the table however bread on the table is not a good idea. Wheat and nearly all types of grains rapidly turn into sugar and cause a spike in your insulin levels. Insulin is the culprit behind flabby stomachs, double chins and rolls on arms and thighs. It should be mentioned that anything made from grain will cause your body to become more acidic leading to many types of inflammatory conditions as well as weight gain. Excess weight and obesity contribute to diabetes, heart disease, and many other diseases. Wheat is also often contaminated with mycotoxins and all forms of wheat are capable of causing health problems like Celiac disease or gluten intolerance, developmental delay in children, headaches, infertility, irritable bowel syndrome, miscarriages, and rheumatoid arthritis.

# 2. Pasteurized Dairy Raw milk is one of the healthiest foods you can consume but pasteurization negates its health benefits. Calves fed with pasteurized milk die before maturity. Pasteurization destroys enzymes, depletes vitamin content (and completely destroys vitamin B6 and B12), denatures fragile milk proteins, kills beneficial bacteria, promotes pathogens, and is associated with allergies, arthritis, cancer, colic in infants, growth problems in children, heart disease, increased tooth decay, and osteoporosis. Through the pasteurization process of milk, the calcium within it is converted to an inorganic form of calcium which requires a leaching of bone calcium in an attempt to neutralize it leading toward a osteoporotic condition.

# 3. Orange Juice Two little know facts about orange juice: •    There is more vitamin C in a single orange than in a full glass of commercial orange juice. •    Real, fresh orange juice only lasts a few days. It if last for weeks (or months), then it’s an industrial product. It’s healthier to eat a fresh orange rather than drink commercial orange juice. But if you have diabetes, are overweight, or suffer from high blood pressure, you should avoid all types of fruits and fruit juices. Fruit juice contains about eight full teaspoons of sugar per eight-ounce glass in the form of fructose, which is as dangerous as regular table sugar and also cause a major spike in your insulin levels.

# 4. Soy Soy has long been touted as a “near perfect food.” But a warning should be made about exclusively giving babies soy infant formula which is like giving them five birth control pills all at one time! The phytoestrogens in soy mimic the effects of estrogen and were found to have adverse effects on human tissues. Drinking just two glasses of soy milk daily for a month can alter a woman’s menstrual cycle. Numerous studies also reveal that soy products may:

•    Cause severe, potentially fatal food allergies

•    Contribute to thyroid disorders, especially in women

•    Increase the risk of breast cancer in women, brain damage in both men and women, and abnormalities in babies

•    Promote kidney stones

•    Weaken the immune system

# 5. Vegetable Oil  Polyunsaturated vegetable oils like corn oil, safflower oil and canola oil are the worst oils you can eat and use for cooking, as these are rich in unhealthy omega-6 fats. Once again the omega-6 fats when ingested cause an inflammatory reaction within our body. These polyunsaturated oils also tend to become easily oxidized or rancid when exposed to heat from cooking, which results in the formation of trans fat and damaging free radicals.

So, with this in mind, you may want to rethink what you would call your typical breakfast…

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2 Responses

  1. So what kind of cooking oil is good to use besides olive oil?

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