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SIMPLE FOOD RULES 11-20

Food Rule #11.

Beware of the carcinogenic and estrogenic chemical BPA that is commonly found in some canned foods and bottled drinks. BPA has been linked to increased abdominal fat, birth defects, cancer, and more.  Remember that canned tomatoes are one of the worst offenders with highest concentrations of harmful BPA because of the acidic leaching effect of the tomatoes.  You can request this article all about BPA and canned foods and bottled drinks here to learn the best ways to avoid this harmful chemical. 

Food Rule #12. 

In my opinion, it’s best to AVOID microwaved foods.  Some scientists believe that microwaving food changes the biochemistry of the food in ways that cause negative effects in the body compared to raw or conventionally cooked food.  Think of this from a logical perspective… the human digestive system evolved over a period of approximately 2 million years (our ancesters homo erectus & neanderthal, as well as current homo sapiens) eating a combination of raw and cooked food that was cooked with either fire or hot water, not microwaves.

Microwaves are a new invention which cooks food in an entirely different way than hot water or fire, creating damaged molecules in food that were not found in nature previously, and that our body does not know how to deal with.  Logically, it’s easy to understand how this could have health consequences.  Request this article here for a full description of why I never eat microwaved foods anymore and have not for at least the last 6-7 years.  We also show you how easy it is to live without a microwave and heat up your foods in healthier ways.

Food Rule #13.

One of the healthiest things to include in your daily diet are herbs and spices.  In fact, herbs and spices typically contain LOADS more antioxidants than most fruits and vegetables.  Spices are extremely powerful, and almost medicinal for your body.  Turmeric has been shown to have protective effects against cancer.  Cinnamon has powerful blood sugar controlling effects.  Many spices boost your immune system.  Request this article to see our top 10 votes for the most powerful spices that boost your metabolism and protect your body from degenerative disease.

Bottom line…spices rule!  Use them generously in all of your cooking for the best health benefits.

Food Rule #14.

Remember that despite all of the bad nutrition information you hear from the government and the media, saturated fats have been falsely villified in the past, and are much healthier for you than most people realize.  In fact, in recent years, scientists have become a lot more clear that saturated fats are actually important for health and hormone balance, your cell membranes, and many other vital functions in your body.  You can request this article about why saturated fats aren’t so bad after all, and can even be healthy sometimes depending on source.

If you’re interested in more of the actual science about why saturated fat can be healthy for you, I have an article available written by a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry called The Truth about Saturated Fat – it’s a must read if you want to understand the science about why saturated fats have been falsely villified and how to enjoy these foods that have always been part of the ancestral human diet.

Food Rule #15.

Always avoid artificial sweeteners!   Just because they don’t contain calories doesn’t mean they don’t harm your body.  In fact, many studies link artificial sweetener use to weight gain.  New research is also showing that artificial sweeteners can “trick” your body into releasing insulin due to cells in your mouth and stomach that sense the sweetness and are expecting sugar.  Remember that high insulin levels can cause body fat deposition. Also, triggering insulin in this way can cause more cravings for carbohydrates and sugar in the hours after eating or drinking the artificially sweetened product.

You can request my article here with more details about why artificial sweeteners are terrible for your health, including possible long term health consequences such as cancer.

Food Rule #16.

Pay attention to your Vitamin D levels.

Vitamin D is one of the most important substances in your body.  It’s one of the single most important things in your body that control your hormones as well as your immune system.  If you get sick often or have hormone imbalances, it’s quite likely that the cause is linked to low vitamin D levels.

Unfortunately, it’s estimated that almost 90% of Americans are deficient in vitamin D.  Get your blood levels of vitamin D tested.  Your goal should be blood levels between 50-70 ng/ml, where hormonal balance and immune function seems to be maximized.  Sadly, most people typically clock in with levels in the 20’s or 30’s or lower, and these sub par levels can cause a lot of health problems.

Mid day sunshine is the most important source of vitamin D as your body produces vitamin D from a reaction with oils in your skin and UVB rays from the sun.  Fatty fish, egg yolks, and organ meats are the best sources of dietary vitamin D, but it is hard to get enough vitamin D from diet alone, so small doses of daily mid-day sun is also important for your health (without burning).

You can contact me for the article to see why our food supply has diminished vitamin D levels now compared to decades ago.

For lots more great info on vitamin D, and it’s powerful benefits to your body, you can also request a really interesting article that shows why vitamin D can even make you the equivalent of 5 years YOUNGER!

Food Rule #17.

Probiotics rock! 

Along with vitamin D levels, this is one of the single most important things you can do for your health.  Your “microbiome” in your gut is made up of TRILLIONS of microbes in total and hundreds of types of these friendly probiotics.  These serve so many more vitally important functions in your body than most people realize.

Probiotics are equally important to your immune system as your vitamin D levels.  Probiotics are your first line of defense in keeping pathogens at bay and preventing sickness.  They’re extremely important for your digestion too. 

Request this article to see how probiotics can improve your digestion and immunity as well as the best source to build up your healthy colonies in your digestive system.

Food Rule #18.

Beware of carcinogenic acrylamides in browned carb-based foods.  This is yet another reason to minimize grains as much as possible as breads and cereals are some of the worst offenders with acrylamides.  Request the full article here on acrylamides, everything you need to know, and how to counteract these chemicals to protect your health.

Food Rule #19.

Avoid the unknown health consequences of eating genetically modified foods.  Again, going back to the principle that we are most adapted to eating what our ancesters ate for almost 2 million years, that list of foods obviously did NOT include genetically modified foods, since these “frankenfoods” weren’t included in the human food supply until the 1990’s.

There are still no long term health studies proving that GM foods are safe to eat.  Request this article to see the possible dangers of eating GM foods and which 4 foods are the worst offenders to look out for.

Food Rule #20.

Lastly, enjoy your food!  And enjoy good company with food.  Don’t just mindlessly eat food in front of the TV.  Studies show that people unknowingly eat more calories and gain more weight when they mindlessly eat in front of the TV.  Instead, focus on your meal instead of a distraction…savor each bite you have.  Pay attention to each bite.  Enjoy the flavors and the aroma.   Also, make sure to Request this article which shows 5 proven tricks to eat less calories effortlessly.

Author: Russ Logisse

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