Harmful vs. Beneficial Foods for Optimal Health and Weight
Understanding what foods are beneficial versus harmful is really confusing today, especially since the food industry entices us through great marketing and by adding addictive ingredients. In previous articles, we acquired knowledge about food addiction and Candida. We will continue this education by providing you with a list of unhealthy foods and the reasons why they do not nourish the human body. It is far better to eat foods as close to their highest nutritional value at harvest—the way God made them—rather than processed foods.
THE COST OF ORGANIC FOODS IS MUCH LESS THAN THE HEALTH CARE COSTS OF A CHRONIC DISEASE.
Processed foods are the foods contained in boxes and bags in the aisles of the grocery store and should be avoided for optimal health and weight. These foods are far from their harvested form. Removal of their nutrients and fiber increase their shelf life. Unfortunately, they decrease the life of the person who consumes them. Consider them dead foods that do not benefit the body but instead harms it. Therefore, try not to eat any processed foods out of a box or bag. This includes cereals, chips, crackers, granola bars, cookies, etc.
Genetically Modified (GMO) Foods
As we discussed in the article Modern Wheat Makes Today’s Bread Harmful, most Americans have no idea what has been bred to the point the body thinks of it as a foreign substance. This is from hybridization. A giant step beyond hybridization is Genetically Modified Foods (GMO). What if the body doesn’t recognize genetically modified food? Do we have any long-term studies that tested the premise that GMO foods are safe? No, we do not; instead, humans are the present-day lab rats for this experiment.
If a person’s immune system does not recognize gluten or GMO foods it might attack the foreign substance and its own body at the same time. The immune system’s attack would trigger or cause an autoimmune disease; that is probably why these diseases are on the rise. Consequently, you should avoid all GMO foods. The only way to do so is to purchase organic foods. The cost of organic foods is much less than the health care costs of a chronic disease.