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8 Foods that Speed Up Ageing While Promoting Sickness

Paul Fassa
January 22nd, 2014
Updated 05/06/2014 at 10:25 pm
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food junk fries sick 263x164 8 Foods that Speed Up Ageing While Promoting SicknessEating what’s quick, convenient, and tasty may fit your lifestyle for now, but you may be subjecting yourself to progressively worsening health. If you don’t shift to a healthier diet, someday sooner rather than later you’ll be a young person in an old person’s body, wondering what happened. Below are 8 foods you should avoid to age gracefully and avoid sickness.

Avoid These 8 Food-Like Substances

1. Despite FDA press releases announcing its ban of trans fats, trans-fatty processed hydrogenated oils are still ubiquitous. Don’t use them for cooking or salad dressings. They’re less expensive, but they’ve been processed only for creating a longer shelf life while shortening your time with a healthy life.

A similar tip: choose butter over margarine. You’d might as well use molten plastic because plastic and margarine have molecular similarities. Real butter is better. Use only cold pressed oils, but refuse any version of Canola oil.

2. Speaking of fats, ignore the low or no fat food choices. The theory that ‘whole’ fats and cholesterol create obesity and heart problems is bogus. Don’t fall for the cholesterol myth.

The Swedish Council on Health Technology has officially abandoned this theory, which has seen cardiac and obesity issues increase while consumers frantically avoid healthy fats. Increased sugar and HFCS are at the root of issues saturated fats have been blamed for.

3. Some consider refined sugar or sucrose poison. It creates blood sugar spikes that ultimately affect you insulin response, leading to obesity and diabetes. It creates an oxidation process that, ironically, creates AGEs, or advanced glycation end-products or glycotoxins, which are diverse oxidant compounds that help create several chronic diseases. Minimize your sucrose intake.

4. Artificial sweeteners are worse than sucrose. Ignore the aspartame and diet soda trap, too. You should actually avoid all sodas, including diet soda. Aspartame is a neuron excitoxin that can excite brain cells to death, putting you in the fast lane to dementia or even brain cancer.

5. You should also shun high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). You can avoid this substance greatly by avoiding sodas and even off the shelf fruit juices that aren’t low calorie or artificially sweetened. But that’s not enough. Pastries, cookies, and candies usually contain HFCS, but often dodge the issue by using the label “corn syrup”.

Natural fructose in fruit is metabolized slowly due to other components of whole fruits. Concentrated HFCS used in processed foods and beverages isn’t rapidly metabolized into energy like glucose. Half of it gets trapped as fat in the liver, contributing to obesity, fatty liver, diabetes 2, or cancer.

6. Wheat is getting a bad rep because it’s a source of digestive problems for many, but a Canadian study determined that many gluten sensitive folks experienced little issues with real sourdough based breads. The same could be said of sprouted grain breads as well as other whole grain choices. Simply avoid all refined wheat or grain products.

7. Soy is another controversial food. While many individuals think soy is perfectly OK, research does show how soy creates digestive problems and induces estrogen hormonal imbalances. Oriental diets use soy sparingly. Don’t bother with soy anything unless it’s fermented, the way tempeh and fermented soy sauces are.

8. Processed or refined salt has a given all salt a bad rap. But unrefined sea salt is actually a health food! Some salts sold as sea salt are bogus because they are refined. They get away with this because technically all salt is originally from the sea.

Unrefined sea salt containing vital nutrients without toxic residues from processing is generally courser and not as white as refined salt. Find a salt you’re certain is the real thing and take it with you because restaurants don’t serve real salt.

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  • Turin Turambar

    GMO’s are the DEVIL!
    Modern man is the most unhealthy we’ve ever been. So what if we’re living longer than ever and have conquered hundreds of diseases.
    I mean they were much healthier hundreds of years ago right?

  • celiayounger

    THE GMO list that i know: wheat, soy, corn, zucchini, squash & some types of beets, papayas (from Hawaii ) canola, corn oil, tomatoes, sugar, cotton oil, vegetable oil, anything with soy or corn or wheat -like pasta-, (not organic) BUT OK IF THEY are organic…. i will like to have a complete list…Apples, oranges? pears? melons? water melon? beans? salmon? grapes? etc etc… (some places are listing these fruits to be GMO’s

    • wmsco1

      Look at the bar code if it starts with a 9 it is organic… 8 is gmo….. 7 and below means standard with pesticides. Fooducate is a good phone app grading the food items such as A, B, C, and so on as well as telling you if it is gmo. Also recommend a good Health Store for fruit and vegetables and flour and condiments still read your labels. The store I use is 95% Organic.

  • celiayounger

    Well i will like a list of most common GMO’s like zucchini beets, and …more on the list …beside cotton, soy, wheat, corn. CAN YOU GIVE US A LIST? THANK YOU.

  • Paul H Kemp

    Generally great information that simplifies the modern puzzle of what’s safe and healthy to eat. The one point I have never heard before is #6. The health expert I respect above all others, Dr. Joel Wallach, mentions no exceptions to his recommendation to get ALL gluten-bearing foods out of our diet. I will have to look into that one. You may be right. (I was eating only sprouted whole wheat Ezekial Bread for years and didn’t seem to have any problem from it. Now that I am gluten-free, I’m not sure I feel better because of it.)

    Our modern diet choices are definitely a “mine-field” of potential health-destroying food ingredients, made for the convenience and profit of food marketers — NOT to improve our health, no matter what they say. Thanks for this list!

  • Donovan Moore

    stupid article.

    • Fred

      Profound post.

    • bob

      How so? Just because you say so?

  • Sasha

    “only eat organic”?? talk about falling for the marketing blitz. Organic foods are often not truly organic and secondly to achieve the same results as chemical pesticides and fertilisers, organic farmers have to use much higher volumes of far more toxic “natural” products – they’re more toxic to us, but because they’re natural they’re ok?

    • Donnie Foster

      So you’re saying that eating organic is no better than any other fruit or veggie? Sources or examples of some foods you have found to be labeled incorrectly would be nice. And how do you know that they are not organic? I mean really, how do you ever know Know?…Unless you grow your own =) Id say eating truly organic is difficult but something to strive for.

      • celiayounger

        some foods have labels with coding if the code begins with certain number is GMO ___8, // is organic ___9, // non gmo ____ ? but no organic and from other contries may begin w/ 3, or 4 and doesn’t tell us if it GMO OR NOT. deceptive labeling (all) natural, GMO free, pure etc just remember if any food contains, IN their lable, soy,corn, wheat, beets,cotton oil or canola oil as ingredients the product is GMO and should be avoided. like corn starch, or maltodextrin (corn) or other products that say: may contain… corn, soy, or ….

        • Fred Schadeck

          NOT just “beets”, SUGAR beets are GMO… regular beets are not a problem. Just use cane sugar to avoid this.

    • krw0928

      What natural products are you referring to?

    • smoother.d.cycler

      Ever been to an organic farm? Real organic farms don’t use “natural” pesticides. It is virtually impossible to eat only organic in the United States, unless you grow your own, for your own sustainment…but wait, we need to pay the mortgage, water, electricity, heating gas, car gas, so that is why we must buy a car to work somewhere else and buy GMO food, thus we forget about our backyard farm
      Oh, we pay the price of progress with of our own health.

    • celiayounger

      Not to long ago i read a magazine that was talking about several organic farms & product were highly contaminated with pesticides and herbicides. the close the farms, finally they find out the the company that supplied the organic fertilizers and manure used in the farm were contaminated too… finally they find out the manure was horse manure. horses were eating in grounds full with pesticides.

  • C. Gonzo

    Your list ought to include ALL GMOs – now that I think about it, if you’d said only eat organic (and don’t tell me that can’t be done because I do it on a limited income) you wouuldn’t even have had to bother with this list at all.

    • smoother.d.cycler

      Bravo Gonzo! Organic and income does not equals nutritional failure. Most of us over eat to begin with. Most restaurants serve 2-3 portions above the amounts that you need to survive the day, and rarely contain all the nutrients we need (and we feel like we need to “clean the plate” because our parents tolds us to do so…”cause so many children in the world are going hungry”) Those in a no-exercise lifestyle, and with sedentary jobs should eat less amounts, and more healty.

  • John Cook

    Real sea salt contains salts other than sodium chloride which means that they stay wet as those other salts absorb water from the air. This makes them a little inconvenient because they just don’t work in salt shakers. But if you want salt that is actually GOOD for you then just put up with it, and Don’t believe the liers if their “sea salt” is not damp.

    • bob

      put sea salt in a grinder, problem solved

    • celiayounger

      just put 1/2 tsp. of white rice in the salt shaker. it will absorb the humidity