The food industry has dramatically altered our diet, and these changes directly affect your weight and overall health. A large part of the problem stems from the processes used to manufacture the food, as food processing destroys valuable nutrients. It also removes much of the food’s original flavor, and to address these shortcomings, synthetic nutrients, flavors, colors, and other additives are added back in. It’s also important to realize that when you consume pasteurized and iradiated foods, you’re eating a sterile diet that will likely alter your gut flora, allowing potentially pathogenic microorganisms to take over. This in turn can have wide-ranging health consequences. Many of these added chemicals can wreak metabolic havoc, as your body doesn’t quite know what to do with them. Another factor that makes processed foods the antithesis of a healthy diet is the excessive use of refined sugar and/or processed fructose from corn. Virtually all processed foods contain added sugar—including commercial infant formula and baby food. One 2009 survey of more than 100 foods for babies and toddlers found examples that contained as much as 29 percent sugar! Others contained trans fat, which has been linked to heart disease, and may soon lose its GRAS status due to its scientifically validated health hazards. Most processed foods are also loaded with GMOs and glyphosate which will decimate your gut bacteria and the health of your “second brain.” Buying a good cook book and cooking from scratch using whole, organic ingredients is one of the best investments you could possibly make. After all, if you don’t have your health, little else matters. Remember, a processed food diet sets the stage for obesity and any number of chronic health issues. In fact, many of the top diseases plaguing the United States are diet-related, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. The answer to these health problems lies not in a pill, but in what you eat every day. So follow us on our facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/repspersonaltrain/
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