Healthy eating and shopping for clean foods was simpler when it came from farms. Now, factory-made chemical cuisine foods have become a significant part of our diet.
Clean eating means choosing fruits, vegetables, and meats that are raised, grown, and sold with minimal processing. Often they’re organic, and rarely (if ever) should they contain additives. But in some cases, the methods of today’s food producers are neither clean nor sustainable. The result is damage to our health, the environment, or both.
The resin linings of tin cans contain bisphenol-A, a synthetic estrogen that has been linked to ailments ranging from reproductive problems to heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Foods high in acidity, also cause BPA to leach into your food. Studies show that the BPA levels in most people exceeds the amount that suppresses sperm production or causes chromosomal damage to the eggs of animals.
Deli meats and processed hot dogs are made from animals that typically have been given growth hormones and antibiotics. Cured meats in any form have been linked to cancer, disease, high blood pressure, and migraines.
Worst fat to eat because it contains heart damaging trans fats & hydrogenated oil. Do your body, and your waistline a favor, by swapping margarine
out for healthier unsaturated fats. Pure butter
is a whole food. has no trans-fat, and is a better option if you’re considering going clean. Contrary to popular belief, butter and saturated fats in general are not unhealthy when they are derived from pastured animals that feed on grass rather than corn and soy. So if animal-based fats are not for you, then use extra-virgin coconut oil or olive oil rather than margarine.
Highly processed vegetable oil distorts the omega-3 to omega 6 ratio, and also oxidizes the good cholesterol, turning it into bad cholesterol
Chemicals such as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), in the lining of the bag, are part of a class of compounds that may be linked to infertility, according to a recent study from UCLA. When animals were tested, the chemicals caused liver, testicular, and pancreatic cancer. Studies show that microwaving causes the chemicals to vaporize, migrating into the popcorn. These toxic chemicals stay in the body for years and accumulate over time which is why researchers worry that levels in humans could approach the amounts causing cancers in laboratory animals.
Non-Organic Fruits & Vegetables
Fruits and veggies are supposed to be healthy, but unfortunately some produce is pumped full of unhealthy pesticides. Steer clear of foods found on the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen” list and opt for organic instead.
Regular Table Salt
This is refined and processed and contains chemicals like ferrocyanide and aluminosilicate along with added iodine.
GMO Soy Products
Many soybean crops are genetically modified and unfermented soy has been linked to digestive distress, immune system breakdown, thyroid dysfunction, cognitive decline, reproductive disorders, and infertility.
Ironically, there’s a lot of evidence that suggest using artificial sweeteners, which have zero calories, is just as bad for your waistline as using regular, high-calorie sugar. Studies have repeatedly shown artificial sweeteners stimulate appetite, increase cravings, stimulate fat storage and cause weight gain. Research from the University of Texas found that mice fed the artificial sweetener aspartame had higher blood sugar levels (which can cause you to overeat) than mice on an aspartame-free diet. Scientists have also detected artificial sweeteners in treated wastewater, posing unknown risks to fish and other marine life. These unnatural, non-organic items lead to many negative health consequences, false expectations, and short-term strategic thinking.
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