There are so many additives and chemicals added to refined and processed foods, it would simply drive one crazy to constantly read all the labels. There is a solution… It’s easy. Don’t eat it. By this, you will cover all bases.
You don’t have to worry about eating plant-based whole food. What you see is what you get. Nothing is hidden. The only thing you have to do is buy organic so you don’t get the bad fertilizer chemicals and bug sprays.
If you don’t feel good, chances are you aren’t eating right, even if you are losing weight or have trimmed down. I have found that whole natural food is what my body runs best on.
Now, I don’t have all those mysterious aches and pains I used to get. Of course, they come back on the ‘holidays’ when I eat the old food I used to. But, it clears up pretty fast.
Like I said, you don’t have to worry about reading labels if you eat plant-based whole food. But, if you don’t, here’s a few of many ingredients to watch out for that can cause inflammation…
If a name sounds too long or strange, that’s an indicator you shouldn’t be eating it. Here are very few of the many…
- Be on the lookout for ‘all oils’ like palm kernel, sunflower and soybean, etc.
- Any artificial colors and flavors
- Corn starch, wheat, whey and others
- Sugar, dextrose and high fructose corn syrup
- Monosodium glutamate
Now, I have been making zucchini noodles and using Hunt’s® Italian sauce with basil, garlic and oregano in an 8 oz. can, which is the right size for us. It is…
- All natural
- Non GMO
- BPA can liner
- No artificial ingredients or preservatives
My wife is catching on. All of a sudden one day she didn’t want to eat any more bread or wheat pasta. That’s a step in the right direction. It’s funny how she knows when to stop eating certain things. I think women tend to listen to their bodies more than men. She is not a vegetarian.
But, even being a vegetarian or vegan is not necessarily healthy. For example, chocolate, bread, cooking oil, eggs and dairy qualifies on some vegetarian diets. These foods are proven unhealthy to eat.
‘Losing 5 to 10 percent of your weight may lower your chances of developing heart disease. If you weigh 200 pounds, this means losing as little as 10 pounds. Weight loss may improve blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and blood flow [1 niddk.nih.gov]’.
1 URL niddk.nih.gov/health-information/weight-management/health-risks-overweight
Website Title National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Article Title Health Risks of Being Overweight
Date Published February 01, 2015
Date Accessed March 17, 2018
Note- contact your doctor before you change your diet.