…AND LEARN WHAT THEY MEAN!
Do you wonder why the percentage of cancer has risen drastically in the last generation?
Do you remember when we were kids (we are 46 and 51) there were maybe one or two “fat kids” in the school and now there are LOTS of them?
Did you know that for the first time, the children being born today are expected to have a life expectancy LESS than that of their parents?
Do you wonder why young girls are getting their period as young as 7 and 8 and both boys and girls are maturing earlier and earlier?
Does this scare you? IT SHOULD
In the last couple of years as we’ve been cleansing our bodies of impurities, we’ve also been educating ourselves on what is in our food supply (and what isn’t too!). While the graphic might seem a little harsh, it is really the truth.There are a few things that we’ve learned along the way that we’d like to share with you.
1. Try to eat as many foods with only one ingredient on their label…better yet, have it NOT have to have a nutrition label. That means lean proteins and lots of fruits and vegetables along with complex and/or starchy carbohydrates such as whole or steel cut oats, brown/wild/black rice, sweet potatoes, quinoa (my newest favorite grain), etc.
2. Limit food with bar codes: canned or boxed foods, salad dressings, etc. Living in Cook County in the winter, fresh produce selection can be limited so we will supplement with a few canned goods. Besides, it’s winter so we like to make “cleaned-up” chili, soups and stews.
3. Cut out any or almost all of processed, boxed, bagged, frozen “foods”. These things aren’t really food. They are ingredients made to give you calories cheap but have very few nutrients, if any.
4. If it says “all natural” or “a good source of”…STAY AWAY! Most times it’s a marketing gimmick to make you THINK because it says it’s healthy it is, it isn’t.
5. If it says it’s fat-free…again STAY AWAY. When they took out the fat, they also took out the flavor so most times they replaced it with sugar, or worse yet, high fructose corn syrup. (Click here for an article we did on that previously)
6. If you think soy is healthy, think again. (Here is link to just one of many articles on the dangers of soy).
6. Most importantly do some research and educate yourself. It is eye-opening. The Westin Price Foundation and Dr. Mercola are just two of the hundreds of websites out there that give you the truth of what is and what isn’t in our food supply.