Hopefully all of you know by now to stay away from trans fats and hydrogenated oils. These are two of the worst things that anyone can put into the body. Many of you out there reading this blog are probably wondering what is left to consume? Sadly the list of foods on your grocery store shelves that actually have nutritional value seems to be shrinking the more I read. The list of ingredients in our foods that have serious health side effects is growing larger by the day. It is unbelievable that these ingredients are allowed into our foods. All the more reason to take control of your own health and well being! Sad to say a lot of these companies who mass produce the garbage most of us eat could not care less about the health or well being of us. Their bottom line is profit! As long as the masses stay uneducated about the dangers of their products, they continue to get rich, we continue to get sick! The wealthiest and most powerful nation on the planet, with access to the best technology and information on the planet is also one of the unhealthiest. How could this be? You are what you eat and most of the population eats SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Trans fats are manufactured fats, produced by pushing hydrogen into vegetable oils to produce a solid fat. That is why they are labeled hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils. ( READ THE LABELS, IF YOU SEE THESE WORDS ON THE LABELS, PUT IT DOWN IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!!!) Trans fats are typically located in fried foods, margarine ( real butter contains good, healthy fats, use this instead) , baked goods, packaged snacks, many types of candies, cookies, pies and donuts. A lot of cereals also contain trans fats. Trans fats in even small amounts are horrible! They have been linked to increased cardiac disease, cholesterol levels and of course, CANCER! Stores like Whole Foods, Earth Fare and Nature's Bin to name a few have a lot of these types of foods using much healthier ingredients. Check it out. I have stopped shopping at your typical chain grocery stores all together.
" the problem with trans fatty acids is that your body doesn't know what to do with them. Trans fatty acid may help preserve food so that it tastes good, but your body can't break them down and use them correctly. Normal fats are very supple and pliable, but the trans fatty acid is a stiff fat that can build up in the body and create havoc. The chemical recipe for a trans fatty acid involves putting hydrogenated atoms in the wrong place. IT'S LIKE MAKING A PLASTIC" Dr. Brian Olshanksy, M.D.
Trans fats are used to improve shelf lives. These same foods that are high in trans fats are also often made with genetically modified corn. Watch out for labels that say " all natural". These means nothing, check the ingredients and decide for yourself. Hydrogenated processed fats and oils shut down the electrical field of the cells and make us susceptible to chronic and terminal disease. These fats end up blocking circulation, damaging the heart, inhibiting cell renewal and impeding the free flow of lymph nodes.
Donuts, french fries and chips are three of the more popular foods containing high levels of trans fats. STAY AWAY!!!!!!!! Donuts are balls of sugar, trans fats and white flowers. The donut could be the perfect food to attract cancer! IF YOU WANT CANCER, CONTINUE EATING DONUTS AND FRENCH FRIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Acrylamide is a chemical used industrially to manufacture some plastics, it is also formed by the heating of starches. DONUTS, FRENCH FRIES AND POTATO CHIPS CONTAIN SOME OF THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF THIS PLASTIC MAKING CHEMICAL. Is it me or is it fucked up that it is legal to put this garbage on the shelves? Sad to say most people are totally blind to the types of shit put in our food. Could this be one of the reasons the United States is one of the fattest, unhealthiest nations on the planet? Acrylamide is "safely" allowed at a level of .12 micrograms per serving by the EPA ( EPA is a joke just in case you didn't already know how I felt about them!) 6 ounces of french fries at your local BK or McDonald's contains 400 to 600 times the EPA limit!!!!!!!!! Some doctors have argued that french fries are actually worse than cigarettes. Its probably safer to stay away from both, although I suspect many of you mix the two of them quite frequently. Trans fats greatly improve the shelf life of many foods, that is why they are added. Again it comes to money and greed. Your health is very rarely taken into consideration by these large corporations who feed us.
HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUPS. If you see this on the label, put it down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These are devastating to the human body, especially for cancer. Remember boys and girls, cancer feeds on sugar. High fructose corn syrup is the fillet mignon for cancer. A few of the foods that contain HFCS include breads, most candy, sodas, oatmeal, barbecue sauce, ketchup, jelly, jam, yogurt, chocolate milk, pop tarts, cereal, even many so called " fruit juices". These are just a few, you will be surprised how many of the foods we eat have this as an ingredient. Again, check your local health food store, you can find many of these products that do not contain HFCS.
HFCS does not exist anywhere in nature. TRY AND EAT FOODS THAT ARE NOT MAN MADE. ANYTHING PROCESSED IS PROBABLY BAD. IF IT IS NATURALLY OCCURRING, IT IS MORE THAN LIKELY SAFE TO EAT. IF IT IS MAN MADE, IT IS MOST LIKELEY SHIT!!!!!!!! If you see refined or processed or anything like that, it has no nutritional value. A lot of these companies are very sneaky and have come up with some disguise words for these types of ingredients. If you are unsure of what an ingredient is, it is probably not something you should eat! The less ingredients the better.
HFCS is manufactured by using enzymes ( 2 natural, 1 synthetic) to increase the fructose content of corn syrup to about 90%. It is then blended down with 100% glucose corn syrup to be added to our foods. When HFCS is ingested, it travels straight to the liver which turns the sugary liquid into fat, and unlike carbohydrates, HFCS does not cause the pancreas to produce insulin. This is a big deal because insulin acts as a hunger quenching signal to the brain. This does not happen with HFCS so you continue to eat the food which is stored as fat yet you never feel full. This is very dangerous! HFCS is one of the many reasons for the recent obesity outbreak in the United States. You can sit around eating this garbage all day but the off switch in your brain is never triggered. Two recent studies revealed that HFCS may also contain mercury.
One can of soda contains almost 13 teaspoons of sugar, most of which is HFCS. Sugar from one soft drink was able to damage the blood cells' ability to ingest and kill bacteria for 7 HOURS. Soft drinks also contain large quantities of phosphorus, which when excreted pulls calcium out of the bones. Heavy soft drink users often time develop osteoporosis along with damaged arteries! I have already discussed aspartame in diet sodas. Stay away from all types of sodas if you want to live a long health life!!!!!!! Stevia is highly recommended as a sweetener. It is 300 times sweeter than sugar but it is actually good for you. Check it out!
If you have noticed throughout the blog, many of the diseases prevalent today stem from our bad eating habits. Eliminate a lot of this garbage from your diet and your body will begin to function properly. The body was not meant to ingest all of this man made, processed garbage. Many of you who have terrible eating habits and are dependent for prescription pills will notice a dramatic difference in overall health in a short period of time if you choose to eliminate many of these man made chemicals found in junk foods. Look at the appearance of people at a whole foods store compared to those that are in the cookies and chips aisles of the local grocery store. There is a dramatic difference!!!!! You can choose to take control of your own health and educate yourself! Sadly, a great many of the population has chosen to put there life in the hands of large corporations who continually feed them poisons without their knowing. The pharmaceutical industry is happy to have the country in a constant state of sickness. Sickness equals big dollars. Do you know anyone who takes a bunch of prescription medications who could be considered healthy? I don't!!!!!!! The obesity rates in the country continue to skyrocket, along with cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease to name a few. This is directly related to the food we eat! Anyone who says differently is lying or has an extra chromosome. Sad to say most doctors are just as ignorant as the masses when it comes to health and nutrition. Do the research yourself, talk to someone who is actually educated about health and nutrition!!!!!! The information is out there, awareness is key. TAKE YOUR HEALTH AND YOUR FAMILY'S HEALTH IN YOUR OWN HANDS!!!! I have read many times that my generation is the first generation that are not predicted to outlive our parents generation. I challenge all of you to not let this prediction happen. Many of my friends are new parents, you have a great responsibility to feed your children well and educate them on the importance of good nutrition. I ate mostly shit my entire life. My diet up until five years ago consisted of all of the garbage listed above. Everything I consumed up to that point was full of sugar, trans fat, hydrogentated oils etc... I am 30 years old and have a stage 4 cancer ( allegedly). I firmly believe this could have been avoided had I eaten better over the years. Cancer does not form overnight, it takes many years to build up. I fed cancer my entire life with this garbage. NO MORE!!!!!! I was told it is uncommon for young people to have such serious types of cancers yet it has become much more common over the last decade. The numbers continue to rise! I believe this is a direct corrulation to the food we eat and our polluted environment. Studies back my claims, although some of the organizations which are controlled by big pharm and greed with deny this. You do the math! Takes the steps necessary to protect those you love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!