Foods That May Get You Sick-4
Diet Anything – Foods labeled as diet or low fat, including sodas, generally contain aspartame. Above we discussed the dangers of this. All diet food is chemically processed and made from super refined ingredients, excessive sodium levels, as well as artificial colors and flavors to make them taste good. REMEMBER, Artificial anything is NOT REAL FOOD. The FDA says that all these added chemicals are safe to eat. Please use your own discretion with this. There have also been studies that show these additives can be addicting. They feed the “feel good” part in your brain, similar like harsh drugs. Be smart and eat nature’s own, natural food, fruit and vegetables. Organic of course!
Alcohol – While a moderate or low consumption of alcohol can be healthy and lead to a reduced risk of heart disease, excessive drinking is known to cause heart failure, stroke, and sudden death. In 2007, the World Health Organizations International Agency for Research on Cancer looked at the scientific evidence regarding cancer and alcohol use from 27 different studies. They found sufficient evidence to state that excessive alcohol use is the main cause of mouth, esophagus, liver, colon, mouth, rectum, and female breast cancers. Don’t fret! You can still enjoy that glass of wine with dinner, but, for your health’s sake, no more than one!
Red Meat – There is evidence that shows that red meat is actually a good thing in your diet, in small, infrequent amounts, Grass fed beef contains conjugated linoleic acid that actually fights against certain cancers. However, in a study done over a 10 year period, eating red meat every day, even a small amount, such as that quarter pound hamburger you like to enjoy at lunch, increased a man’s risk of dying from cancer by 22 percent and a woman’s chance by 20 percent. A separate research study has shown that eating a lot of red meat increased the risk of breast, prostate, and colon cancer. Red meat seems particularly dangerous when talking about colon cancer. Enjoy that T-bone, but not every night, perhaps not even every week. Save those steaks for a once in while treat and be sure you are consuming grass fed, organic beef for your best health.
Soda pop – Drinking one soda a day puts you at a higher risk of a stroke compared to someone who does not drink soda at all. Sodas are loaded with sugars and are an empty source of calories. What does it mean? The sugars cause weight gain which leads to obesity. Looking around nationwide, this seems to be the trend these days. The sugar in sodas causes blood sugar spikes which can lead to inflammation and insulin resistance. This can lead to stomach content leaking into the esophagus causing gastro- esophageal reflux disease. Is it worth drinking the soda?
Remember, do not get scared by reading all this. Make sure you are aware of what you eat and how it can help or damage your health. Make the choice that increases your longevity.