yourself to death?
Are you eating
Is your current diet killing you
Could your diet be the cause
My immediate answer is YES, you are eating of all your ailments?
yourself to death!
Is your "healthy" diet making
I can just hear you all shout "Hold on a you fat?!
second there Richelo! I eat very healthy
I can write a whole book about all the
foods, and I only drink healthy fruit juices. I
"stuff" they put in processed, or so
don't eat sweets, I only buy low fat and low
called fast foods, but, I don't want to
carb products. I eat healthy, and don't need
bore you to death with all the scientiﬁc
to read the rest of this article!" HOLD ON
names and what it does to your body. Let
there a moment! You are not eating as
me rather simplify this for you, and say
healthy as you think! Let me tell you why.
that if it is processed in any way, it is not
good for you, and very possibly bad for
Never in the history of man have we seen
more obesity, diseases, syndromes and what
not, than we do right now. Is this all thanks
So, what exactly is processed foods, and
to food? No, BUT, a HUGE part is, and if you
why is it so bad for you?
will indulge me for a short while, I will try my
best to explain to you in an easy to
Does it come in a can, sealed box, sealed
understand manner, why this is so.
bag, or is it ready made? If so, it is
processed. This is the vast majority of
We live in an instant gratiﬁcation and
the foods that you get at the grocery
microwave society. If it is not quick, easy and
store! Have a look the next time you are
now, it is so yesterday. BUT, at what cost?
at the store, and you will see this to be true.
Now on to why it is so bad for you. For this food to last long, have the right color, and not
pick up all the bad bacteria associated with keeping food for long, a LONG list of
chemicals are added to this food. A lot of these chemicals are known to have very
serious negative effects of the human body. To name but a few of these "side" effects:
Cancer, High blood pressure, high cholesterol, Numbness, Burning sensation, Tingling,
Facial pressure or tightness , Chest pain, Headache, Nausea, Rapid heartbeat ,
Drowsiness , Weakness and Difﬁculty breathing for asthmatics .
Now, forget all the "stuff" being added. What about nutritional value? Because of all the
processing, there is little, if any, real nutrients left in any any of these foods! Not only
that, BUT, the salt levels are WAY above what a human being should be consuming!
What about all these healthy bran cereals? Are they processed? YES. They contain more
sugar than anything else! You poor blood sugar levels does not know what to do with all
the extra insulin that it gets with just about any fast or processed food!
So, what then is safe and healthy?
Anything that is fresh, not processed, and preferably organic. Plain and simple! YES, that
means that nice cup of coffee you are enjoying while reading this is not very good for
Have a look at your grocery store. The vast majority of the fresh, non processed foods
are around the perimeter of the store, and not in the isles! This makes shopping so much
"BUT, it takes so long to prepare!" The most common complaint I hear! Well, if you plan it
properly, you can make all your fresh food in less time than it takes to get all your fast
food during the day! Read that again! My wife and I prepare all our meals, for the 2 of us,
and our 2 children, in 30 minutes in the morning! All fresh, all healthy, and all ready to eat
for the rest of the day!
How much, and how often should you eat? This is also very simple. You should be eating
every 2.5 to 3 hours. Before you start screaming at me for telling you to eat so much,
remember also that these meals should be much smaller portions of your regular 3 meals
a day. This will equate to around 6 meals a day.
What will you be eating? Also quite simple. Protein, Carbohydrates and Fat. YES, fat! You
need to eat lean meat, skinless chicken or ﬁsh for protein. If you are vegan, there are
loads of alternatives. For carbohydrates, you will have fruit and vegetables. For fat, you
will have ﬁsh, ﬁsh oil capsules or ﬂaxseed oil.
That's IT! Sounds boring? Believe me when I tell you that it is not!
Add some vegan to your diet could save your life!