Hydrogenated Oil / Trans Fats: This oil is very difficult for the body to digest and raises LDL (the bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL (the good cholesterol). They are also active agents of heart disease, diabetes, nutritional deficiencies and cellular deterioration.
· Common foods include: vegetable shortening, crackers, cookies, baked goods, salad dressings, breads and chips
Red Dye #40 & 3, Yellow Dye #5: these have all shown significant links to cancer and thyroid issues.
· Common foods include: candy, cereals, and frosting
Margarine – there is nothing healthy about margarine, it is made from highly refined oils and even hydrogenated oils. You best bet is real butter or alternatives such as almond butter.
Hot Dogs and any other meats high in nitrates – these foods are highly processed and when these nitrates are broken down in the stomach they can have a very adverse effect on the body such as headaches, nausea and vomiting.
Artificial sweetener & HFC (high fructose corn syrup) – Splenda (sucralose), Sweet ’N Low (saccharin), Equal (Aspartame), Sweet One (Acesulfame) are all linked to increases in cancer and they still have the same effect on the body as sugar by raising the insulin levels in the blood stream. HFC is a highly processed form of corn syrup and most commonly made from GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) which also have strong links to cancer. If you want something sweet, stick with sugar, it is the least evil of all of these. In the end, you will still gain weight using these sweeteners.
Microwave popcorn – this product is very popular however the chemicals used to make microwave popcorn are very dangerous to our health.
MSG (monosodium glutamate) – this chemical has been shown to be a neurotoxin and has very negative effects on the body, including migraines, cancers, type II diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
Sodium Benzoate And Potassium Benzoate – commonly found it bread, it is an endocrine disruptor and has been shown to increase rates of cancer.
Olestra – a fat substitute that is a a synthesized chemical most commonly used in fat free ships.