Certain foods are linked directly to weight gain, obesity, heart disease, and even cancer.
These 2 foods should never be eaten, or do the best you can to remove from your daily or weekly intake. This is a general rule for the entire family. Children as young as age 8 have been shown to have early signs of atherosclerosis, hardening of the arteries.
1. Trans fats
Trans fats raise the “bad” LDL cholesterol. High trans-fat intake has been linked to coronary heart disease, in which fatty plaques build up in the heart arteries, sometimes leading to heart attack.
Trans fats are found in french fries, fried chicken, doughnuts, cookies, pastries, and crackers. Look for Hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils in the ingredients.
Many companies are now switching to non trans fats. However, they us an interesterification process. This is similar to the hydrogenation process in trans fats, but without producing oils that contain trans fats. This process produces molecules that do not exist in nature and can also have side effects. Such as raising your blood glucose and depressing insulin production.
Excess fructose consumption is a major contributor to insulin resistance and obesity, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, liver disease, cancer, arthritis, and other diseases
Fructose is metabolized very differently in your body from glucose; all of the metabolic burden falls on your liver, in much the same way as for alcohol, and your body becomes a sea of toxic byproducts
A 2009 study from the University of California, Davis shows how a high-fructose diet can cause you to build new fat cells around your heart, liver, and digestive organs in just 10 weeks, plunging you into the early stages of diabetes and heart disease (whereas a high glucose diet did not have the same effects)
Today, 55 percent of sweeteners used in food and beverage manufacturing are made from corn, and the number one source of calories in America is soda, in the form of HFCS.
Look for fructose and any sugars in your ingredients. Limit and eliminate both fructose, sugars, and trans fats to optimize your weight, health, blood, and healing.