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5 MORE Foods To Eliminate From Your Diet in 2014

By |January 10th, 2014|

Last week’s article revealed the top 5 foods to avoid in 2014.  These five are close behind and in some cases even more deadly.  Do yourself a favor and choose from the thousands of healthy foods and Powerfoods on this planet.

 

1.     Canned Tomatoes

Why: BPA Chemicals

The linings of the tin cans have a resin which contains bisphenol-A, or BPA.  This is a synthetic estrogen that has been linked to heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and even obesity. 

Breast Cancer Fund publicized its test results on canned foods marketed to kids and found that Campbell’s soups had some of the highest levels.
The Food and Drug Administration has acknowledged there may be good reason to concerned; it supports efforts to replace BPA or minimize its levels in canned food.

“You can get 50 micrograms of BPA per liter out of a tomato can, and that’s a level that is going to impact people, particularly the young. I won’t go near canned tomatoes.” says Frederick vom Saal, PhD, professor of biological sciences, University of Missouri 

A lengthy explanation can be found at BPA, while the most recent study reveals WHY BPA creates such devastating metabolic changes.

Solution:  Buy glass bottled tomatoes or  make your own ‘canned tomatoes’

 2.     Soda Pop

Why:  Filled with sugar and chemicals.

Doctors and dietitians all agree that soda should be eliminated from your diet.
A study found that 12 year olds who drank soft drinks regularly were more likely to be overweight than those who didn’t.  – The Lancet 

Sugar depresses your immune system, is full of fattening calories, has no nutrients and has been found to damage your brain is just one week.

Consider…

  • 1 can Coca-Cola Classic has almost 10 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 can Mountain Dew has 11.5 teaspoons sugar in the form of high fructose corn  syrup.
  •  Drinking just one can of Coke a day will add an extra 14.5 pounds per year.
  • Contains phosphoric acid: which is almost as acidic as battery acid and deplete your calcium reserves
  • Can contains sodium benzoate: a preservative which can switch off parts of your DNA.

Solution:  Drink more water or fresh juice, or lemon water or cold herbal fruit tea sweetened with stevia or a healthy punch made with sparkling mineral water.

 

3.     Artificial Sweeteners

Why: They do not work!

It was found that an artificial sweetener makes your body less able to regulate energy. – Purdue University Research on Artificial Sweeteners.

If you are sensitive, you may notice they leave an awful taste in your mouth . Why would you want to put chemicals into your food? Read about the most common artificial sweeteners and their dangers.

Solution:  Refined white sugar isn’t healthy. Replace it with small amounts of coconut sugar, honey, blackstrap molasses, and maple syrup, all of which have high levels of vitamins and minerals. Or if you would like no calories try a little stevia.

 Microwave popcorn is loaded with unhealthy chemicals.
4. Butter-Flavored Microwave Popcorn

Why: Unhealthy Chemicals

A chemical coating in microwave popcorn bags breaks down when heated into a substance called perfluorooctanoic which is thought to be a cancer forming substance. – Environmental Protection Agency.

Artificial butter flavoring ingredient linked to key Alzheimer’s disease processes.

Diacetyl, a chemical used in the butter flavoring is so harmful to factory workers that it’s known […]

Curried Popcorn

By |January 9th, 2014|

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This has become my current favourite popcorn recipe!
I like the curry flavour in my vegetables so I thought why not in popcorn.  It is so yummy that I can easily eat a large bowl full all by my self!

Ingredients:
Popcorn (organic)
Curry Powder
Turmeric
Coconut Oil or Ghee (clarified butter)
Vege salt

Directions:

  1. Make popcorn in preferred method.
  2. In a saucepan put in some coconut oil or ghee.
  3. When hot add curry powder, turmeric and salt.
  4. Heat for only a minute, then remove.
  5. Then sprinkle on popcorn

Note:  This snack is an alternative the typical microwave popcorn.  Butter flavored microwave popcorn is one of the Five Top Foods to Avoid.