Unhealthy Foods to Avoid at All Costs!

Certain foods should never touch your lips. They cause such havoc, inflammation, and damage to your system, that they shouldn’t even be on your radar — ever. Damaging foods, such as artificial sugars, food additives, and some others make your body run about as good as a car runs on dirt. You’re only as good as the food you digest. Your energy comes as a byproduct of your digestion.

When you eat these foods, your body simply doesn’t recognize them as food but rather a food product of some type. As a result, you simply can’t properly digest these foods. Eating these foods can cause long-term damage to your health, particularly in regard to organ damage.

“Frankenfoods” — the worst of processed foods!

Frankenfoods have been genetically engineered, and they’re full of allergens, preservatives, additives, or maybe flavor enhancers. In a word, yuck!

Frankenfoods are processed soy and meat alternatives. Unlike soy foods, such as edamame, tempeh, and traditional miso, which are closer to their natural state, these foods are a far cry from anything real.

Some vegetarians don’t eat any meat, eggs, or fish and are looking for ways to expand their protein sources — okay, that’s smart; you have to get your protein somewhere. But look past these food products for your options. This stuff just isn’t healthy for anyone. Period. In fact, these options aren’t even foods. They’re food products, usually a mixture of a wheat protein with a subpar oil.

The following foods get the frankenfoods label and should be avoided:

•   Soymilk
•   Tofu hot dogs
•   Veggie bacon
•   Veggie chicken
•   Veggie chicken wings
•   Veggie loafs
•   Veggie patties or boxed veggie burgers
•   Veggie “sausage” links

If you’re choosing to eat soy because you’re a vegetarian, be sure to stick with the fermented products that are closer to their natural state.

Soy-processing techniques destroy any possible benefit you can gain. In fact, you can even be at risk for estrogen dependent tumor growth — definitely not immune boosting!

Here are some hidden words for processed soy:

•   Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
•   Lecithin
•   Monodiglyceride (who knew?)
•   Protein isolate
•   Soy isolate
•   Soy protein
•   Soya
•   Textured soy flour (TSF)
•   Textured vegetable protein (TVP)
•   Vegetable fat
•   Vegetable oil
•   Vegetable protein

Source: Wendy Warner and Kellyann Petrucci from Boosting Your Immunity For Dummies

Susan Arruda