It shouldn’t be this way, but as a nation we have seriously screwed up something that should be relatively straightforward.
Food simply isn’t what it used to be…plus one day you can read a study that says a certain food is bad, and the next day another study that says it’s healthy!
So naturally people don’t know what to eat anymore, and when they ask me for advice, the simplest way I can put it is this:
The farther you stray from Nature with your diet, the more harmful it is to your body.
And with that statement I’m referring to PROCESSED FOODS.
Let’s see exactly what venturing away from what Mother Nature provides has done to us:
Processed food facts
The food industry routinely uses over 2,000 different food additives in their processed creations.
These include (synthetic) vitamins, minerals, emulsifiers, buffers, artificial flavorings and colorings, taste enhancers, thickeners and enormous amounts of salt and sugar.
The average American eats 150 pounds of food additives each YEAR!
This is broken down as follows:
- 130 pounds of sugar, which increases your risk of cancer and heart disease, plus the most widely used form of sugar—high fructose corn syrup—is usually made with GMO corn.
- 10-15 pounds of salt which can drive up your blood pressure and increase cancer risk.
- 5-10 pounds of “other stuff” including artificial sweeteners (which are neurotoxins), and colored dyes (which have been linked to cancer).
Some people in the world don't even consume 150 pounds of FOOD in a year--and yet the average American eats that much in chemicals alone.
The hefty price we pay
The price we pay from ingesting boatloads of chemicals each year is very high—and continues to grow.
Contrary to what you may think, chemicals in processed foods don’t just cruise innocently through your GI tract and slip out with your bowel movements.
Far from it. Your body doesn't have a way to deal with these chemicals and it cannot metabolize them, so they actually have to be processed by your system like a poison—this stresses your liver immensely (which is your primary organ of detox).
We’re starting to see this manifesting as a rise in NAFLD-non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Studies have shown that NAFLD currently affects about one out of ten children and at least one out of five adults in the United States—more than double what it was just 20 years ago.
The wrath of chemicals also attacks your intestinal tract.
Studies show that emulsifiers (which are added to processed foods to create texture and extend shelf life), can alter your gut microbiome and induce intestinal inflammation that can trigger inflammatory bowel disease (colitis and Crohn’s).
Two emulsifiers in particular--polysorbate-80 and carboxymethyl cellulose—can increase the secretion of pro inflammatory messengers, which in turn can make your gut wall leaky.
Polysorbate-80 is commonly used in these foods:
- Chewing gum
- Ice Cream
It’s also a common ingredient in many medications and vaccines.
Carboxymethyl cellulose is found in foods such as ice cream, salad dressings, cheese, icing, toppings, gelatin, infant/baby formula, candy, cottage cheese and cream cheese spread.
In addition to increasing your risk of inflammatory bowel disease, upsetting your gut flora balance also hampers your immune system functioning, making you a target for viruses, infections and disease.
But that’s not all. Because these chemicals can also be absorbed into your bloodstream from the intestinal tract (especially if you’re constipated a lot). Then they can accumulate in your blood (robbing it of oxygen), invade your organs and tissues and make you toxic, sick and overweight.
The truth is our bodies were designed to consume what Nature provides--REAL foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy, eggs, good fats and meats, poultry and fish. That's what our bodies depend on for nourishment, proper digestion, elimination of wastes and maintaining a healthy flora balance.
Mother knows best (Mother Nature, that is)
If you want to help your body to remain disease-free, be at a healthy weight and increase your chances of living a long life, you MUST eat real (not processed) foods. They are what your body needs and your body knows the difference!
Now, eating real foods is not as hard or boring as it sounds--it just takes a bit of common sense and a little effort on your part.
But you do have to know what to do.
Never fear, because this is where I can help you with the Great Taste No Pain health system!
The recipe section in Great Taste No Pain feature scrumptious dishes made from real foods that taste FAR better than any packaged stuff you can buy!
And the instructions show you the few simple principles you'll need to know to make meals that your body can digest much easier.
What that can lead to is fewer digestive issues (like heartburn, gas, bloating and constipation), as well as easily losing some excess weight!
It also can mean having a LOT more energy and a cleaner you on the inside, so you're a less attractive home for diseases and tumors to flourish to begin with.
Help your gut recover too!
If you've been a processed food fan for a while, chances are excellent that you may have some serious gut flora imbalance going on.
Not only can this worsen gas, bloating and constipation, but your immune system functioning may also be greatly hampered like I mentioned earlier.
In addition to a healthy diet of real which can nourish your friendly flora, probiotic supplementation can help you achieve this important goal.
Super Shield's full-spectrum blend of 13 strains of potent, friendly bacteria are up to the task, ready to line your intestinal walls, keep harmful bacteria in check, help keep your BMs more regular and support strong immune function.
It’s up to you
Now is the time for you to do what you can to help create better health from within…
Rely on Nature—not food companies!
It's easier than you think and I will help guide you every step of the way!
To your health,Sherry Brescia