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10 Healthy Foods You Should never Eat

By 14 December , 2015Diet, Uncategorized

I am sharing an article that I think does a good job of highlighting and explaining some common mis-conceptions when it comes to ‘Healthy Food’.

 

Most people I meet think that they are pretty healthy. But when I probe a little deeper into their diet, I quickly find out that they are eating a lot of “health” foods you should never eat. I can’t blame them because of the confusion surrounding labels advertising companies use with buzz words like “sugar free,” “all-natural” and even “organic.” But just because something is organic doesn’t mean that it’s good for you. Regardless of how it is labeled, be sure to steer clear from these 10 “health” foods because they are anything but beneficial for your body!

TOP 10 HEALTH FOODS YOU SHOULD NEVER EAT 

1. Most people are generally shocked to learn that fruit juice (in abundance) is actually quite harmful for them. First off, most varieties you see at the store are pasteurized, which basically renders these products useless because they are stripped of much of their nutrition. The impact on blood glucose levels is also in the extreme. 

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2. Contrary to popular belief, soy products are not healthy for you; at least, that is, unfermented soy. Miso, Natto, tempeh, and tamari are one thing. But eating edamame, soy milk and soy protein is quite another. 

3. You should never eat farmed fish. I’ve written extensively on farmed fish and (in my opinion) eating tilapia is worse than eating bacon! Even salmon, touted for being the health fish of choice is virtually poison to consume if farmed. 

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4. Another one of my top “health” foods you should never eat is non-organic, genetically modified corn microwave popcorn. Filled with carcinogens, it is just not worth the convenience. Even if you were to find some organic varieties out there, it still wouldn’t be safe to eat because microwavable bags are coated with PFOAs, a chemical that is linked to cancer. 

5. Non-organic, genetically modified meat products are absolute ‘death foods’ and absolutely foods that you should never eat. Even if it is “lean” with all the excess fat trimmed off, should never be part of anyone’s natural health regime. 

6. You’d think that the “margarine myth” would have been put to bed years ago, but margarine is still being praised as a health food. In the words of the Mayo clinic, the margarine vs. butter race is all about fats and cholesterol: The full argument can be read here but in general terms saturated fats are good, and margarine is low in saturated fats, therefore there is really no reason for us to consider it good for us!

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7.  Never eat vegetable oils. Hand-in-hand with margarine, vegetable oils like canola are not healthy by any stretch of the imagination. They are usually genetically modified, are partially hydrogenated and have been linked to cancer, diabetes, birth defects and more.

8. Standard table salt definitely makes my list of top health foods you should never eat. Pretty much everyone has heard that white table salt causes hypertension, yet that hasn’t stopped more than 95% of restaurants in the nation from stocking it on every table and food bar! A much more suitable replacement is not even a replacement at all, but the original product! There are more than 10 significant health benefits of Celtic sea salt and Himalayan salt and I recommend that you start using either in your cooking. 

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9. Being “artificial,” you’d think fake sweeteners would be used cautiously by people. Unfortunately, many doctors recommend them because they are supposedly safe for diabetics because they are low on the glycemic index.

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Ironically, new research has shown that artificial sweeteners causes a disturbance in gut flora and can actually cause diabetes!

10. The last of the “health” foods you should never eat is conventional milk. Following suit with most items on this Top 10 List, the dangers of conventional milk lays hidden in the genetic modification of the cow feed and hormones administered to boost milk production. 

 

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So what’s the moral of the story? Don’t believe everything you read.  Regardless of the health trends, there is always something to be said for eating whole foods from non-processed, non-GMO sources. The more you choose to take in only food and beverages that bring life to your body, then the more you will enjoy life! 

Want to know more? Read the full article with more detailed explanations DrAxe.com tips. 

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