It has been a long time since I wrote about the harm in certain foods. When companies take an oil and add an atom to the oil to make it a solid and pass it off as food, it is called hydrogenation. This is not good for your body. If your peanut butter does not have the word “natural” on the label and you are still using margarine instead of butter because it’s cheaper or you think it’s better for you, please switch to butter and natural nut butters. Your heart will thank me later. And so will your taste buds.
Refined sugar is another place where we tend to just look the other way. I read a while back that if refined white sugar were to have to pass through the stringent testing food has to go through to get on the market these days, it would never pass. It is basically poisonous to the body. There are no good qualities to white sugar.
There are, however, some really good substitutes that are great for you. I use Agave Nectar. One really good attribute about agave is that it’s a fruit sugar, which processes in the body completely different than other sugars. It processes slower. If you are diabetic or sensitive to sugar, Agave is a good substitute. I have exchanged agave for all my sugar intake, and I couldn’t be happier with the taste.
MSG… look for it on the ingredients list of all the things you buy that are pre-made. It is a silent killer and most us are allergic to it. Monosodium Glutamate was create to make meat more tender, but has been used to flavor many foods and also used as a preservative. MSG can cause anything from gastro intestinal disorder to mimic symptoms of diseases with muscular disorders. People also tell me that it can keep them wide awake at night if they are allergic to it.
In any case, stay clear of it, especially for your children’s sake.
I’d love to hear stories today of how any of the above foods effected your body.
These are just a few things you can be looking for this week. I hope you have a pleasant and blessed week. Namaste.