We all love food and truth be told, we would love to throw anything seemingly sweet or delicious into our mouth. This is me telling you there are some foods you should avoid whether they are delicious or not. Some of them contain chemicals that are harmful to your body system and could contribute to giving you diseases like heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and a host of others.
You might have heard that certain foods are not good for you. Another name for these foods that are silently killing you is what doctors refer to as “death foods”. Here are 4 everyday foods you would never think are slowly killing you and the reasons why.
This is one food people know they are supposed to be careful taking in. This sweet toxin causes a spike in blood sugar levels causing diabetes, insulin sensitivity, and stress to the pancreas. That’s not all; sugar has been known to be the cause of aging, cancer, and other diseases. Sugar can increase your triglyceride levels resulting in heart disease. So instead of taking sugary drinks or drinks with sweeteners, go for water or teas. In all, reduce sugar intake. Avoid it if possible.
2. Vegetable Oil
Using the wrong type of oil can against your goal of losing that last ten pounds you really wanted to drop. Yes, it is a true vegetable and its oil is good for your health but most of the so-called “vegetable oils” are not. They are all GMO. Most of these oils in the market; canola oil, cottonseed oil, soybean oil, and many others are all genetically modified.
If you make use of these oils, it is going to slow down your fat loss efforts and cause you to store unwanted body fat. These oils contain hydrogenated oils (trans-fat) which can cause havoc to your health.
An alternative is to use healthier oils. Replace all your vegetable oils with coconut oil and grass-fed butter to boost your metabolism. Consuming these two will indeed help in burning your body fat.
Wheat is sufficiently infused in food products like bread and also used in preparing other baked food products.
Wheat is a source of carbohydrate known as amylopectin-A. This substance can cause a rapid increase in blood sugar levels way more than any other food on earth. An increase in blood sugar level consequently causes an overproduction of insulin by the pancreatic cells. As time goes on, the pancreas ends up worn out and stressed leading to insulin resistance and diabetes.
Dr. Williams Davis identifies wheat as a chronic poison as it also contains a protein known as gluten. Gluten is known to cause about 55 diseases with cancer, heart disease, IBS, and other autoimmune diseases being inclusive.
Wheat also contains compounds like phytates which obstructs macro minerals absorption. Examples of these minerals include zinc, iron, calcium, and others. This could end up causing a mineral deficiency.
4. Unpasteurized Honey
Honey is one food that is commonly known to many as a natural antibiotic hence why it is in great demand. It is highly beneficial to health as it has many properties.
It was reported by theDailyMeal.com that unpasteurized honey contains a toxin called grayanotoxin. It is known to cause dizziness, excessive sweating, nausea, and even vomiting. It also causes botulism in children, a rare form of poisoning. This condition is characterized by blurred vision, weakness, and trouble speaking.
If you presently have any of these foods on your kitchen shelf, you know what to do. Stay healthy, stay conscious.