Beyond the obvious culprits like white sugar, artificial chemicals, dyes, and foods our bodies do not recognize because they are so extremely processed and totally removed from their original forms, there are 5 foods that all of us should avoid at all costs.
Like these aforementioned ‘foods’, the 5 Worst Foods for your health can contribute to blood sugar spikes and crashes, insulin resistance, cell mutations, cancer, inflammation of all body systems, heart disease, diabetes, acne, asthma, neurological disorders, autoimmune disorders and more. If you do decide to indulge, hopefully you will do so with caution with the new awareness that you will have.
#1. Doughnuts- This now-trendy treat is also an old time favorite (and one of my favorites as well), but alas, I rarely partake. Sadly, the trans-fats from frying, the sugar laden toppings and fillings, and the bread itself causes severe carb-overload and insulin spikes and crashes. It can also result in breakouts, irritable mood, poor sleep, hormonal imbalance, cancers, candida overgrowth, and the list goes on. Instead of a doughnut, have a multigrain english muffin with fruit spread or opt for a mini version : the doughnut hole!
#2. Soda- Filled with caffeine, SUGAR and phosphoric acid and packed with calories, this is the #1 food that causes weight gain…. and FAST. You may as well drink 20 packets of sugar and welcome in your anxiety, diabetes, obesity, early onset dementia, and tooth decay to boot. On the bright side, if you choose to cut this out of your diet, you can drop some pounds without even trying and greatly improve your health. Do not opt for Diet soda, as it is worse for you with added artificial sweeteners like Aspartame, which is a neurotoxin. Instead: Go for water with lemon and orange slices with turmeric and stevia OR water with cucumber, mint and lime. ZERO Cal, no ‘side effects’ , refreshing, and delish!
#3. Dairy- One of the most inflammatory foods out there, (sorry cheese, milk, half n half, yogurt, and ice-cream lovers!) dairy actually leaches calcium from your body, not adds to it. Because it causes so much acidity and inflammation, your body has to find MINERALS keep the blood and tissues at a more alkaline pH. Unless you are a super-juicer (which I HIGHLY recommend), your body will have no choice to scavenge elsewhere for them. Our food supply is so low in minerals, and the largest source of minerals in our bodies is abundant where? You got it- Our bones. Hello arthritis, candida, autoimmune issues, and acne. Instead: Try almond milk. It comes in regular and vanilla flavors and is higher in Calcium than cow’s milk. It does not inflame the body but alkalizes it instead.
Continue reading to find out the full list, plus other foods to eliminate for better health!