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					            Food Additives to avoid                                MSG is a flavor enhancer in restaurant food, salad dress-          40 of the World’s healthiest foods
                                                                   ing, chips, frozen entrees, soups, and other foods. It may
                                                                   stimulate appetite and cause headaches, nausea, weakness,
 Sodium nitrite is commonly added to bacon, ham,                   wheezing, edema, change in heart rate, burning sensations         Beans                 Pomegranates
hot dogs, luncheon meats, smoked fish, and corned beef to          and difficulty breathing.
                                                                                                                                     Oranges               Broccoli
stabilize the red color and add flavor. The preservative pre-
vents growth of bacteria, but studies have linked eating it to     Olestra is an indigestible fat substitute primarily used in       Blueberries           Apricots
                   various types of cancer.                        foods that are fried or baked. It inhibits the absorption of      Turkey                Oats
                                                                   some nutrients. It is linked to gastrointestinal disease, diar-
                                                                                                                                     Walnuts               Raspberries
Artificial Colors are chemical compounds made                      rhea, gas, cramps, bleeding, and incontinence.
from coal-tar derivatives to enhance color. They are linked                                                                          Yogurt                Oranges
to allergic reactions, fatigue, asthma, skin rashes, hyperactiv-   Hydrogenated and Partially Hydro-                                 Sweet potatoes        Cantaloupe
ity, and headaches. Blue 1&2 has caused brain tumors in
mice. Red 3 caused thyroid tumors in rats. Yellow 6 has            genate Oil are industrially created fats used in more             Citrus fruit          Pumpkin
caused adrenal gland & kidney tumors, and contains small           than 40,000 food products in the U.S. They contain high           Butter nut squash     Cranberries
amounts of many carcinogens.                                       levels of trans fats which raise bad cholesterol and lower
                                                                   good cholesterol, contributing to the risk of heart disease.      Skim or 1% milk       Salmon
Artificial Flavorings are cheap chemical mix-                                                                                        Apples                Raisins
tures that mimic natural flavors. The are linked to allergic       Potassium Bromate is rare, but still legal in the                 Avocados              Soy
reactions, dermatitis, eczema, hyperactivity, and asthma.          U.S., and used as an additive to increase volume in white
They also affect enzymes, RNA, and thyroid.                        flour, breads, and rolls. It is known to cause cancer in ani-     Dark chocolate        Prunes
                                                                   mals—and even small amounts in bread can create a risk for                              Spinach or
                                                                                                                                     Honey
                                                                   humans. California requires a cancer warning on the product
Artificial Sweeteners (Acesulfame-K, Aspar-                        label if potassium bromate is an ingredient.                      Kiwi                  Kale
tame, Equal, NutraSweet, Saccharin, Sweet’n Low, Su-
cralose, Splenda, & Sorbitol) are highly-processed, chemi-                                                                           Onions                Cabbage
cally derived, zero calorie sweeteners found in diet foods and     Sulfites destroy vitamin B1; small amounts may cause              Pomegranates          Tea
diet products to reduce calories per serving. They can nega-       asthma, anaphylactic shock; dangerous for asthma, allergy
tively impact metabolism. Some have been linked to cancer,         sufferers; has caused deaths; banned on fresh fruits and vege-    Apricots              (green or black)
dizziness, hallucinations, and headaches.                          tables, except potatoes.                                                                Tomatoes
                                                                                                                                     Watermelon
                                                                                                                                     Eggs                  Red Grapes
High Fructose Corn Syrup is a cheap alterna- Brominated Vegetable Oil is a chemical that
tive to cane and beet sugar. It helps preserve baked goods         boosts flavor in many citric-based fruit and soft drinks. It      Pumpkin               Strawberries
and maintain sweetness in beverages. It isn’t easily metabo-       increases triglycerides and cholesterol. It can damage the
lized by the liver. It increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes,      liver, testicles, thyroid, heart, and kidneys.
coronary heart disease, stroke and cancer.
                                                                   Benzoate Preservatives (BHT, BHA, TBHQ)
                                                                   are compounds that preserve fats and prevent them from be-
                                                                   coming rancid. They can affect estrogen balance and levels.
                                                                   They may result in hyperactivity, angiodema, asthma, rhini-
                                                                   tis, dermatitis, tumors, and urticaria.
       Healthiest herbs and spices                                                                               Alkaline Forming Foods
                     Black Pepper                                                Ginger
                                                         Ginger, like most spices, is low in cholesterol, low            Leafy greens
 Pepper is one of the world's healthiest spices be-                                                                         Carrots
 cause it is known for its positive effect on the di-      in saturated fat, and low in sodium. Ginger pro-
                                                         vides Copper, Manganese, Magnesium, Potassium,                   Tomatoes
 gestive tract. It also has antibacterial and antioxi-                                                                     Potatoes
  dant benefits. Pepper also provides Vitamin A,         and Vitamin C. Ginger, even when used in Ginger
                                                          Ale, is known for its positive effects on an upset                Celery
  Calcium, Copper, Vitamin K, Iron, Manganese,                                                                             Cabbage
             Magnesium and Potassium.                    stomach, or medically, on gastrointestinal distress.
                                                          Ginger is a great way to quell motion sickness. It               Broccoli
                                                              also has some anti-inflammatory benefits.                      Beets
                Cayenne Pepper                                                                                             Sprouts
Cayenne pepper is derived from hot chili peppers.                                                                          Peaches
Cayenne pepper is great at fighting inflammation.                          Mustard Seed
                                                            Mustard seeds are one of the world's healthiest              Citrus fruits
Cayenne pepper is rich in Vitamin A, and also pro-                                                                         Bananas
  vides Iron, Manganese, Niacin, Niacin, Magne-          spices because they are a good sources of calcium,
                                                          iron, magnesium, phosphorus and protein, as well                  Melons
sium and Potassium, Riboflavin, Vitamin A, Vita-                                                                         Strawberries
  min C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K and Vitamin B6,             as Lutein and Zeaxanthin. They also boast omega
                                                         3 fatty acids. Mustard seeds are also a great source               Apples
   making it one of the world's healthiest spices.                                                                         Apricots
                                                         of selenium. Selenium is considered to have cancer
                                                          -prevention qualities, anti-inflammatory qualities,               Plums
                    Cinnamon                                                                                                 Pears
 Ground Cinnamon is not only very low in choles-              and can even lessen the severity of asthma
                                                                                                                          Cucumber
terol, and in sodium, it is low in saturated fat. Cin-                                                                     Almonds
namon also boosts your vitamin intake with its Vi-                            Turmeric
                                                         Tumeric is low in cholesterol and low in sodium.                  Olive oil
          tamin C , Iron, Manganese, and                                                                                  Avocados
                    Vitamin K.                             The yellow tumeric also provides dietary fiber,
                                                         Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Vita-             Stevia natural sweetener
                                                         min C, and Potassium. Tumeric is considered one              Pure maple syrup
                       Cloves                                                                                               Honey
Cloves add Beta Cryptoxanthin, Calcium, Magne-           of the world's healthiest spices because of its anti-
                                                          inflammatory qualities, it aids in digestion and it              Lemons
sium, Potassium Vitamin A and Vitamin C to your                                                                           Asparagus
  food. Cloves can be used to treat digestive tract                    can help heal wounds.
                                                                                                                            Onions
 cancers. Cloves are also offer anesthetic and anti-                                                                       Spinach
bacterial qualities and is used in oral care products,                         Garlic                                       Garlic
     as well as in substances used by dentists.          Regular consumption of garlic can decrease blood                   Parsley
                                                         pressure and cholesterol levels. It also aids diges-            Mushrooms
                     Oregano                               tion and prevents flatulence. Recent research                     Peas
  Oregano is one of the most antioxidant dense            shows garlic to be beneficial in the treatment of                 Olives
foods in the world! It also has strong antibacterial                          diabetes.                                  Sweet potato
                    properties.                                                                                          Green Beans
                                                                                   .                                      Fresh corn
                                                                                                                          Green Tea
                                                                                                                               Works Cited
                Whole Grains                                           Fats to choose
                      Barley                           When choosing fats, your best options are unsatu-      http://health.msn.com/nutrition/
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                                                       rated fats:                                            documentid=100204508&imageindex=10
                   Brown Rice
                                                                                                              http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-
                    Buckwheat                          monounsaturated - olive oil, peanut oil, ca-           healthy-diet/NU00196

                       Corn                            nola oil, avocadoes, nuts & seeds                      http://www.greendragonsuperfoods.com/
                                                                                                              downloads/The%20worst%20food%
                                                                                                              20additives.pdf
                       Oats
                                                       polyunsaturated        - vegetable oils such as saf-   http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/health/9-
                                                       flower, corn, sunflower, soy, cottonseed, nuts &       ingredients-to-avoid-in-processed-foods-
                      Quinoa                                                                                  1268429/
                                                       seeds
                                                                                                              http://www.fitnessandfreebies.com/fitness/
                       Rye                                                                                    graingroup.html
                                                       These fats, if used in place of others, can lower
                  Whole Wheat                          your risk of heart disease by reducing the total       http://www.school-for-champions.com/health/
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                                                       cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL)
                   Wheat Germ                                                                                 http://www.healthy.net/scr/article.aspx?
                                                       cholesterol levels in your blood.
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Wheatgerm is the most nutritious part of the wheat
grain and a great source of fatty acids and vitamin    One type of polyunsaturated fat, omega-3 fatty         http://www.wethechange.com/the-5-greatest-
 E (a vital antioxidant which may protect against                                                             foods-for-your-health/
                                                       acids, may be especially beneficial to your heart.
cancer and heart disease). Sprinkle it over cereal,    Omega-3s appear to decrease the risk of coronary       http://www.associatedcontent.com/
    salads and soups for an extra health boost.        artery disease. They may also protect against ir-      article/77901/
                                                       regular heartbeats and help lower blood pressure       the_worlds_8_healthiest_spices_pg3.html?
     Make sure all your grains are WHOLE!              levels.                                                cat=5

                                                                                                              http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fat/
 Whole grains are some of the best sources for nu-
tritional support, providing long-lasting energy (as
                                                       Omega 3 - fatty, cold-water fish such as               NU00262
                                                       salmon, mackerel, and herring, flaxseeds, flax oil,
 a result of the body absorbing them slowly unlike                                                            http://healthy-lifestyle.most-effective-
                                                       and walnuts                                            solution.com/2008/11/10/nutritious-super-
                    simple carbs).
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