Bad Foods and Substances to Advoid
Bad foods generally have little nutritional value and may introduce you body with dangerous toxins. Sickness is caused because of basically two things, nutritional deficiency and toxicity, therefore, it is best to avoid bad foods if your goal is strong immune system.
What Foods Should You AVOID to Feel Better?
Processed carbohydrates – These generally have a high glycemic index, are digested quickly, and rapidly spike blood sugar levels. They include refined sugar, white bread, pasta, cookies, cakes, crackers, potato chips, and many junk foods.
Refined sugars – . Sugar contains no nutrients. Excessive sugar intake can deplete your body of several vitamins and minerals. Sugar impairs the ability of white blood cells to sweep up and kill bacteria. It also robs the body of key nutrients such as zinc that is vital for the immune function. Any substances containing refined sugar is considered bad foods.
Artificial, non-nutritive sugar substitutes – All foods containing aspartame, sucralose, mannitol, sorbitol, Splenda®, Equal®, and Sweet and Low® have potentially negative neurological side effects.9 Use raw honey or stevia as a natural alternative.
Soft Drinks – Carbonated drinks that contain caffeine and phosphoric acid dramatically alter the body’s pH to make it more acidic, and prevent absorption of calcium and magnesium.
Fruits juices – Heavy consumption can aggravate Candida overgrowth due to their natural sugar content. Fruit juices spike blood sugar levels rapidly and provide unneeded calories without the healthy fiber that’s needed for good digestion.
Alcohol – Alcohol (when consumed in excess), is a poison to every system of your body. It depresses the nervous system, inhibits the bone marrow's ability to regenerate blood cells, is toxic to the liver, depletes B-vitamins, and is dehydrating.The body uses many vitamins and minerals to detoxify alcohol from the body.
Coffee- The acid in coffee eats away the villi of the small intestine, reducing their effectiveness in supporting nutrient assimilation.
Caffeine – Caffeine is a diuretic that contributes to the body's loss of important nutrients, such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium. While moderate amounts of caffeine may be beneficial, excessive consumption can disrupt the body’s systems, causing insomnia and digestive irregularity (constipation or diarrhea).
Wheat products – Wheat, and gluten (a wheat protein), are very hard for the body to digest, especially for those who have Celiac Disease.
Bottom crawlers – Seafood, such as oysters, clams, and lobster are known to contain toxic levels of heavy metals such as mercury.
Bad foods also contain some of these substances.
Sodium nitrite – Found in processed foods such as hot dogs, lunch meats, and bacon. Some studies have shown that children who eat hog dogs more than once a week have a higher risk of brain cancer and brain tumors.
Trans fats – Are produced by hydrogenating oils. These are found in many processed baked goods, deep-fried foods, fast food, and junk food. Read more about trans fats.
Mono-sodium glutamate (MSG) – Found in many foods as a flavor enhancer. (Check food labels for this additive). Some people are sensitive to glutamate and suffer from a host of negative side effects when eating MSG (also known as the “Chinese Food Syndrome”).
Artificial colors, preservatives, and flavors – These are added to prolong shelf-life and increase consumer appeal (with fancy colors and flavorings). Many are suspected in causing behavioral disorders, ADD, and learning disabilities. Many are also considered carcinogens.
Tobacco – Cigarettes contain over 4,000 chemicals, all of which are extremely toxic to the body, and cause many diseases, starting with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
With the advent of pesticides, herbicides, artificial fertilizer and green harvesting, our fruits and vegetables lack vital nutrients. Today, it is necessary that our diet will need
to the food for the immune system.
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