#1. White Sugar
White sugar is extremely toxic to the body and makes it very very difficult to get in shape. One table spoon of sugar can suppress your immune system for up to six hours making you very susceptible to getting sick!! Daily intake of sugar produces a continuously over acid condition. This causes a mineral imbalance and the body has to extract nutrients from body tissues like bones and teeth to buffer the toxic and highly acidic environment. Over consumption of sugar also causes the liver to release glycogen ( stored sugar) to be released into the blood stream in the form of fatty acids. Artificial sweeteners should also be AVOIDED!
Stevia is an herb and is about 100 times sweeter than sugar.
Raw Agave Nectar
Raw Maple Syrup
Below-ground vegetables: Carrots, beets, sweet potatoes.
Raw minimally processed sugar: Turbinado
Even though these are better alternatives they should not be over consumed
#2 pasteurized Dairy and juices.
If you consume dairy products or fruit juices it is very important to consume fresh squeezed juice and raw whole milk. The pasteurization process involves heating the milk to a certain temperature to kill potentially harmful bacteria. The problem with this is it also kills all the important enzymes, vitamins, and amino acids that make milk or juices good. Its considered pasteurized when the chemist finds NO enzymes present in the milk..Which is just dead milk or sugar water!
A lot of people have trouble with digesting pasteurized dairy because it lacks the enzymes and amino acids necessary for proper digestion. If you have trouble digesting dairy try raw whole milk or raw goats milk. Some people just have trouble digesting diary no matter if its raw whole milk or not and therefore should avoid dairy all together.
#3 White Flour
Much like the white sugar white flour acts very similar in your body and is broken down almost the exact same as white sugar. White flour can also suppress your immune system and also cause a mineral imbalance and a very acidic environment! Opt for whole grain organic flour and other forms of whole grains that are not processed or minimally processed. It is also very important to track how your body feels after eating grains to see if you should or should not be eating them. If you having bloating and feel lousy after every time you eat grains you might want to consider completely eliminating it from your diet or limiting your exposure to it.
#4 Table Salt
Believe it or not there is a huge difference between natural sea salt and refined salt. The table salt is highly processed and often uses things such as anti-caking agents which some are aluminum based and is linked to heavy metal toxicity. Other things added to table salt are linked with high blood pressure, Kidney issues, and Alzheimer’s. Use sea salt as a replacement to refined table salt. Here is a quick tip, taste your food first before you add some sea salt.
All of these foods cause major stress, mineral imbalance, and potential health risks. Because these foods are all foreign to your body it robs vital nutrients in order to breakdown and digest these foods. It cost your body more energy to break them down than what the food gives you. This is why most people are always tired and sluggish because these 4 foods are a staple of the American diet. Do your very best to avoid or minimize your intake of these 4 foods!
- Chek, Paul. “How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy” 2004