Eating The Best Foods: What To Avoid
Man made products are refined. Food in the natural state is best
for us. For thousands of years man has eaten raw food as the main diet
source. It has only been the last two hundred years that we have been
eating so many refined products. Our bodies can't adjust this quickly.
The result is that we are seeing a lot of diabetes, heart disease, and
cancer in western civilizations. Eating natural foods will also save you
money since almost all pre-packaged meals are refined products.
Sugar raises our insulin levels. When insulin levels are high,
the body tends to hold on to fat. Every time we eat items that are super
sweet our pancreas has to immediately release a lot of insulin to balance
out our blood sugar levels. Eventually, the pancreas can weaken and cause
diabetes. Then diabetes becomes a pre-cursor for heart disease and cancer.
A little sugar has a lot of calories. Check the calorie content of small
sugar items. Even penny and nickel candies made of sugar can have more
calories than a single apple. Which do you think is more filling?
Trans fats are one of the worst foods imaginable. Trans fats increase
our bad cholesterol (ldl) while lowering our good cholesterol (hdl). High
cholesterol is a pre-cursor for heart disease. Trans fats are found in
almost everything. Recently, the federal governemnt has required manufacturers
that packaged products must be labeled with trans fat content. As a rule
of thumb, avoid any deep fried foods and margarine. If you avoid pre-packaged
foods and do not eat out it will be much easier for you to avoid trans