ANTIAGING NUTRITION - TOXIC FOODS
Toxic Foods Not Supporting Antiaging
There are three key food groups that we can regard
as "toxic foods" in that they are known to
produce high levels of
free radicals, that is, they do not support the
antiaging wellness program.
- Sugar and industrial fructose
(high-fructose corn syrup).
- Trans fats
- Bleached flour
Many of the foods you purchase contain corn syrups.
Fruit Juice - Juices contain around
8 to 10 percent sugar; usually added sugars extracted
from grapes, apples or other fruits rather than from
sugar cane. Diabetics
shouldn't drink fruit juices because they drive blood
sugar levels too high, nor should people who are trying
weight drink fruit juices because a rise in sugar
calls out extra insulin that makes you hungry.
And, in spite the juice bar craze, juices are not healthier
than whole fruits or vegetables. How can an extract
from food be more healthful than that food? A glass
of orange juice contains about one tenth as much fiber
as an orange and twice the calories.
Colas - each can of soda has about
10 teaspoons of sugar, 150 calories, 30 to 55 mg of
caffeine, and is loaded with artificial food colors
and chemicals. Studies have linked soda to osteoporosis,
tooth decay, and heart
disease. Despite this, soda accounts for more than
one-quarter of all drinks consumed in the United States;
the average American drinks an estimated 56 gallons
of soft drinks each year. Each can contains:
- Phosphoric Acid -may interfere
with the body's ability to use calcium, leading to
Osteoporosis is not an “old age” disease.
It’s a lifestyle disease. Phosphoric acid also
neutralizes hydrochloric acid in your stomach, which
can interfere with digestion, making it difficult
to absorb nutrients.
- Sugar: Most sodas include over
100 percent of the RDA of sugar.
- Aspartame - used as a sugar substitute
in diet soda, has over 92 different health side effects
including: brain tumors, birth defects, diabetes,
emotional disorders, and seizures. When stored for
long periods or kept in warm areas it changes to methanol,
an alcohol that converts to formaldehyde and formic
acid, which are known carcinogens.
- Caffeine - cause sleep problems,
blood pressure, irregular
heartbeat, elevated blood
vitamin and mineral depletion, breast lumps, and
perhaps some forms of cancer.
Caffeinated drinks can be as addictive as coffee.
- Tap Water - is the main ingredient
in bottled soft drinks. It carries chemicals including
chlorine, fluoride, trihalomethanes, lead, cadmium,
and various organic pollutants.
There are four kinds of fats:
- Monounsaturated fat – good fat
- Polyunsaturated fat – good fat
- Saturated fat – bad fat
- Trans fat – worst by far
Trans fats cause significant and serious lowering of
HDL (good) cholesterol and a significant and serious
increase in LDL (bad) cholesterol; make the arteries
more rigid; cause major clogging
of arteries; cause insulin resistance; cause or
contribute to type
2 diabetes; and cause or contribute to other serious
Full Details on Trans Fats
a list of Foods to Avoid
White [Bleached] Flour
Alloxan, a chemical that is used to bleach flour,
also destroys the beta cells in your pancreas. If you
occasionally eat bread or pasta, choose those made from
On our good food list you may find it interesting that
we have included both chocolate and caffeine, these
two both have a place to play in our antiaging wellness
Avoiding Toxins in Food
Avoid virtually all fast food and chain restaurants
and most processed foods. Nearly all of them contain
some form of Monosodium Glutamate (MSG). MSG makes you
gain weight by affecting the pancreas, resulting in
increased insulin secretion. This causes food cravings,
increased fat storage, and obesity. MSG is also linked
to diabetes, migraine headaches, neurological and behavior
disorders, autism, asthma, ADHD, and
MSG creates an addictive response, making you crave
and eat more of the foods that have this chemical in
MSG is disguised on food labels using over 25 different
terms, including: natural flavoring, hydrolyzed vegetable
protein, autolyzed yeast, calcium caseinate, sodium
caseinate, gelatin, maltodextrin, potassium glutamate,
and textured protein.
Pesticides and Herbicides
Toxic farm chemicals are designed to stay on the plants
through watering and rain. Conventionally grown spinach,
for example, can have as many as 10 different residues
on a single sample - AFTER it has been washed.
Hormones and Heavy Metals
Farm-raised fish and commercially raised meat and dairy
can contain harmful levels of dioxins, PCBs, hormones,
antibiotics, and pesticides. And most wild fish are
contaminated with mercury. Always choose naturally raised
Processed foods are loaded with artificial ingredients
of no nutritional value and may be highly damaging to
your health. Avoid all artificial sweeteners other than
Xylitol, and food additives, such as MSG and fake fats
a list of Foods to Avoid