White bread, refined flours
By definition, white bread and
refined flours in general are toxic for your body because
they have been stripped of virtually all vitamins, minerals,
fiber, and other important nutrients.
Because of this, the body does
not know how to properly digest and assimilate these
so-called foods, which can lead to health problems.
Refined white flour has also
been bleached with
chlorine and brominated
bromide, two poisonous
chemicals that have been linked to causing thyroid and organ
Conventional frozen meals
frozen meals are loaded with preservatives, processed salt,
hydrogenated oils and other artificial ingredients, not to
mention the fact that most frozen meals have been heavily
pre-cooked, rendering their nutrient content minimal at best
getting microwaved again at
With the exception of a few
truly healthy frozen meal brands such as Amy's and Organic
Bistro, most frozen meals are little more than disease in a
box, so avoid them in favor of fresh foods.
Like white bread, white rice has
been stripped of most of its nutrients, and separated from
the bran and germ, two natural components that make up rice
in its brown form.
Even so-called "fortified" white
rice is nutritionally deficient, as the body still processes
this refined food much differently than brown rice, which is
absorbed more slowly and does not cause the same spike in
blood sugar that white rice does.
This processed food is a
favorite among moviegoers and regular snackers alike, but it
is one of the unhealthiest foods you can eat.
Practically every component of
microwaveable popcorn, from the
corn kernels to the processed salt and preservative
chemicals used to enhance its flavor, is unhealthy and
On top of this, microwaveable
popcorn contains a chemical known as
diacetyl that can actually
destroy your lungs.
If you love popcorn, stick with
organic kernels that you can pop yourself in a kettle and
douse with healthy ingredients like coconut oil, grass-fed
butter, and Himalayan pink salt.
Cured meat products with
Deli meats, summer sausage, hot
dogs, bacon, and many other meats sold at the grocery store
are often loaded with
sodium nitrite and other
chemical preservatives that have been linked to causing
heart disease and cancer.
If you eat meat, stick with
uncured, nitrite and nitrate-free varieties, and preferably
those that come from organic, grass-fed animals.
Most conventional protein,
By the way they are often
marketed, it might seem as though protein and energy bars
are a strong addition to a healthy diet.
But more often than not, these
meal replacements contain processed soy protein, refined
sugar, hydrogenated fat, and other harmful additives that
contribute to chronic illness.
Not all protein and energy bars
are bad, of course - Thunderbird Energetica, Organic Food
Bar, Boku Superfood, Vega Sport, PROBAR, and Zing all make
healthy protein and energy bars.
Just be sure to read the
ingredient labels and know what you are buying.
Hidden in all sorts of processed
foods, margarine, a hydrogenated trans-fat oil, is something
you will want to avoid at all costs for your health.
Contrary to popular belief,
butter and saturated fats in general are not
unhealthy, especially when they are derived from
pastured animals that feed on grass rather than corn and
And if animal-based fats are not
for you, stick with extra-virgin coconut oil or olive oil
rather than margarine.
Soy milk and soy-based meat
One of the biggest health frauds
of modern times, the soy craze is a fad that you will want
Besides the fact that nearly all
non-organic soy ingredients are of GM origin, most soy
additives are processed using a toxic chemical known as
hexane, which is linked to
causing birth defects, reproductive problems, and cancer.
Soy that has not been fermented
is also highly estrogenic, which can throw your natural
hormone balance out of whack.
Many so-called "diet" products
on the market today contains artificial sweeteners like
aspartame (Equal) and
sucralose (Splenda), both of which are linked to causing
neurological damage, gastrointestinal problems, and
Many diet products also contain
added chemical flavoring agents to take the place of fat and
other natural components that have been removed to
artificially reduce calorie content.
Instead, stick with whole foods
that are as close to nature as possible, including high-fat
foods grown the way nature intended, and your body will
respond surprisingly well.