This healthy-food-guide will help you decide just what foods are good for you and which foods you should avoid.
The food that we eat is all important to our wellbeing so be sure to act on the information within the healthy-food-guide.
We are what we eat.
Food provides the fuel for our bodies - it's what make us grow, what determines our state of being and keeps us alive. It is also one of the great pleasures of life. `
Just google the word 'food' and you'll find 561,000,000 entries! It could be said then that it plays a big part in our life - we depend on it. The choices we make could mean the difference between enjoying a long and healthy life or being plagued by ill health.
In wikipedia, food is described as being any "substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism and assimilated by the organism's cells in an effort to produce energy, maintain life, or stimulate growth."
My aim, within this website, is to relay information to you that will help you live a long and healthy life. It is important that you understand what foods are good for you. It is also important to be aware of some of the hazards that can be associated with many foods that you'll find in every day use.
Putting it into very basic terms - your healthy-food-guide means eating a good variety of natural foods with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and avoiding processed foods.
You'll find lots of helpful information throughout this website - check out what other pages there are by clicking this link healthy-food-guide to take you to the site directory.
Avoid These Additives
This information about some of the additives that we should look out for and avoid, has been extracted from the Natural News website.
You might like to do your own research on these ingredients and additives.
- Acrylamides - Toxic, cancer-causing chemicals formed in foods when carbohydrates are exposed to high heat (baking, frying, grilling). They're present in everything from bread crusts to snack chips, and because they aren't intentional ingredients, acrylamides do NOT have to be listed on labels.
- Aspartame - Chemical sweetener that causes neurological disorders, seizures, blurred vision and migraine headaches.
- Autolyzed Proteins - Highly processed form of protein containing free glutamate and used to mimic the taste-enhancer chemical MSG.
- BPA (Bisphenol-A) - A hormone mimicking chemical found in nearly all food packaging plastics. Active in just parts per billion, BPA promotes cancer, infertility and hormone disorders.
- Casein - Milk proteins. Hilariously, this is widely used in "soy cheese" products that claim to be alternatives to cow's milk. Nearly all of them are made with cow's milk proteins.
- Corn Syrup - Just another name for High Fructose Corn Syrup. Frequently used in infant formula products.
- Food Colors - FD&C Red #40, for example, is linked to behavioral disorders in children. Nearly all artificial food colors are derived from petroleum, and many are contaminated with aluminum.
- Genetically Modified Ingredients - Not currently listed on the label because the GMO industry (Monsanto and DuPont) absolutely does not want people to know which foods contain GMOs. Nearly all conventionally grown corn, soy and cotton are GMOs. They're linked to severe infertility problems and may even cause the bacteria in your body to produce and release a pesticide in your own gut. If you're not eating organic corn, you're definitely eating GMO corn.
- High Fructose Corn Syrup - A highly processed liquid sugar extracted with the chemical solvent glutaraldehyde and frequently contaminated with mercury. It's also linked to diabetes, obesity and mood disorders. Used in thousands of grocery items, including things you wouldn't suspect like pizza sauce and salad dressings.
- Hydrochloride - When you see anything hydrochloride, such as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride or Thiamin Hydrochloride, those are chemical forms of B vitamins that companies add to their products to be able to claim higher RDA values of vitamins. But these are synthetic, chemical forms of vitamins, not real vitamins from foods or plants. Nutritionally, they are near-useless and may actually be bad for you. Also watch out for niacinamide and cyanocobalamin (synthetic vitamin B-12).