Optimize Your Health Through Elimination

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Health, as they say, is wealth, and being in such a technologically advanced world today, things could get a bit difficult to keep up with when trying to stay as healthy as possible. Exercising is not the only means to healthy living, it is also very important to watch what one consumes. Looking to start making healthier choices? Then, you will find this article helpful.
It can be quite surprising how rampant some of these dangerous chemicals are in the modern diet. Eliminating consumables with toxic content from our diet should always be at the top of our priority lists because these components pose a severe health threat to us as individuals. Toxins cause serious damage by destroying enzymes in the body, and when this happens it stalls hemoglobin production leading to accelerated aging, stress, and diseases.
Here is some helpful information regarding foods you should consider eliminating from your diet to sustain prolonged sound health:
Industrial Seed Oils: Make Better Fat Choices
Many oil extracts have successfully made it into the mainstream human diet, however, industrial seed oils are one that everyone needs to keep their eyes on. Industrial seed oils are extremely processed oils and are usually extracted from corn, soybeans, sunflower seeds, rapeseed, and cottonseed. Recent research has revealed that industrial seed oils pose a threat to overall health, and what is more worrisome is how rampant this extract is fast becoming in many countries today. Studies have linked the adverse effects of these oils to diseases such as obesity, arthritis, cancer, depression, cardiovascular diseases, and more.
Another problem surrounding these oils is false marketing, they are often sold as “good for heart health” when in fact this is very far from the truth. As much as the body requires some amount of fat, the problem with industrial seed oils is that they contain a very high amount of Omega-6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (Omega-6 PUFA). Omega-6 fats break down very easily when exposed to certain conditions like heat and oxygen, and when this fat is broken down it oxidizes. It is this oxidized fat that is unsafe for the body and could lead to inflammatory diseases. Luckily there are much safer alternatives for consumption such as coconut oil, olive oil, and dairy fat.
Refined Flours and Gluten: Skip the Bread
Refined flour is from wheat grains after the brown exterior has been removed, the grains are then passed through a bleaching process to give it the color that we are all familiar with. Known to be the key ingredient in baked goods, flour can be found in bread, cookies, cakes, you name it. What may surprise you is that due to the high processing refined flour passes through, the end product has close to no nutritional value, and as a matter of fact could pose a health risk if prevalent in one’s diet. Refined flour has a high concentration of gluten, a protein that is usually found in some grains like wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is the elastic element that binds the flour together, making it possible to make compact baked goods. Due to its durability and usefulness, gluten is now used as an agent in many processed foods, and herein lies the concern. Refined flour and Gluten can be traced to a number of diseases including obesity, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, acne, depression, and more. So, the next time you are at the store, you might want to reconsider picking up that loaf of bread.
Sugars: The Good and The Bad
It is widely known knowledge that sugar intake should be closely monitored due to the fact that sugar in large amounts is dangerous to the health, and could lead to diabetes, and other chronic diseases. However, with so many processed foods scattered all over supermarkets and restaurants today, it might be hard to stay away from sugar all together. One thing to note though is that sugar can be good, as well as bad depending on the type or source. Sugar is present in whole foods such as fruits and vegetables, this kind of sugar does not pose a threat to one’s health at the levels of sugars such as high fructose corn syrup. White table sugar comprises of two forms of sugar, namely glucose, and fructose. Glucose, compared to fructose is considered healthy when taken in moderation as it is a key nutrient to the body. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about fructose because when ingested, it goes straight into the liver and is converted into fat. Another problem with added sugar is the nutrient-per-calorie ratio. Table sugar contains very high amounts of calories compared to its little to no nutrient content. The complete opposite is the case with sugar found in healthier options such as fruits and vegetables. Highly or Ultra processed sugars should be avoided along with other ultra processed food products. Some simple and effective strategies to adopt in keeping free from bad sugar include sticking to consuming unprocessed food, laying off carbonated drinks, and refraining from adding sugar to your beverages.
 
Healthy Cereals are Not So “Healthy”
Cereals became a breakfast staple for many households when they were introduced in the late 1860s. Originally made to function as a healthy breakfast option to aid digestion, along with helping to stay away from other fatty meal options so early in the day, today things have changed drastically. Many kinds of cereal made today proclaim certain false health benefits in order to attract customers, however, in reality, they undergo heavy amounts of processing, and contain a lot of carbohydrates, added sugar, additives, and preservatives such as artificial coloring, sodium, and other chemicals which can be detrimental to the body. Some effects of excessive consumption of cereals include obesity, a high risk of diabetes, and an addiction to sugary foods.
 
Soy’s Impact on Health
Soy and its derivatives have been part of the human diet for a very long time, but in relatively low quantities and it has been known to provide a number of health benefits such as improved heart health, lowering blood pressures, lowering cholesterol and blood sugar levels, improved bone health, and a host of other benefits. However, studies reveal that we might need to take a closer look at soy as a “healthy” food. Over the years, many dangers have been identified as regards to soy’s effect on human health. Soy contains high amounts of different chemicals which have been traced to causing many health defects including growth issues in children and infants, breast cancer in women, dangers to the nervous system, low sperm count in men among many other threats. Consumption of soy should be closely watched to avoid excessive intake of this rather questionable food source.
Keeping up with all of the dangers surrounding food and food products may prove challenging as the world continues to evolve, but it is an important measure we all should learn to incorporate into our lives. So, before you dive into your next bag of chips, it may be wise to do a little research on the ingredients, you may be surprised at what you find.
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