Processed Foods

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Food manufacturers have got a massive grasp on us

Processed foods are a major contributor to the bad health of people. Anything with more than one ingredient is considered as processed food. Some are accepted, such as bacon, but some are seriously bad for you.

Of course we have a busy lifestyle, it's easy to pick up a chocolate bar, pasty, burger & chips or meal deal consisting of sandwich, bag of crisps and drink. All "foods" very unhealthy and they WILL lead to aches and pains, type 2 diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's, to name but a few.

However, if you eat low carb/ keto problem is solved! You don't actually get hungry during the day. If you do, you didn't eat enough. You of course get hungry living on carbs. Eating what is mentioned above increases blood sugar (glucose) which increases insulin, once glucose and insulin is put away in the cells and excess carbs, which are not used since glycogen stores are full, then excess carbs are stored as fat, you have a drop in glucose, you can get brain fog, and you get hungry, and then excessive eating starts again. Of course if you are insulin resistant, you really are in serious trouble. Where are you getting your energy from?

Let's have a look at some common processed foods which you wouldn't even consider to be bad.

List of ingredients - Potato Starch, Maltodextrin, Palm Oil, Salt, Wheat Flour (with added Calcium, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin) Colour (E150c), Sugar, Flavourings (contain Barley), Flavour Enhancers (E621, E635), Emulsifier (E322) (contains Soya)

Potato Starch Full of carbs, increases insulin, toxic to body, inflammatory

Maltodextrin is a white powder made from corn, rice, potato starch, or wheat. Even though it comes from plants, it's highly processed. Maltodextrin is high on the glycemic index (GI) , meaning that it can cause a spike in your blood sugar. It's safe to consume in very small amounts, but those with diabetes should be particularly careful. However, maltodextrin's GI is higher than table sugar, ranging from 106 to 136. This means that it can raise your blood sugar level very quickly. Because of this, you should avoid it if you have diabetes or insulin resistance. Another reason to limit maltodextrin is to keep your gut bacteria healthy. Maltodextrin can change your gut bacteria composition in a way that makes you more susceptible to disease. Maltodextrin has no nutritional value.

Palm Oil Please spare a thought for the Orangutans. If manufacturers state it comes from sustainable sources, it's fine, it's actually a healthy fat, very close to coconut oil. But clearly this manufacturer doesn't care.

Wheat Flour It's high in carbs so therefore inflammatory. A lot of people are also allergic or have high sensativity to wheat, causing stomach upsets and even bad skin.

Colour (E150c) So called caramel coloring. Caramel colorings that are produced by means of an ammonia or ammonia-sulfite process and contain 2-methylimidazole and 4-methylimidazole, both of which are carcinogenic in animal studies. This product is also used in soft drinks such as colas, be aware.

Sugar Well you know sugar is bad for you.....say no more

E621 MSG - Monosodium Glutamate Some people stay well clear of MSG, however it is used as a flavour enhancer and is extremely common in Asia. If you get a negative reaction it is because your body is not used to it. Stay well clear if in doubt.

E635 Disodium Ribo nucleotides 5 (Flavour Enhancer) May cause negative reactions.

contains Soya It doesn't state what soya it is.... is it fermented or GMO?

So what product is it? This product came to market in 1982, so not that long ago. Answers on a post card please, or PRESS HERE to reveal it.

 

So let's look at another product, it's eaten by millions of people daily...........

List of ingredients - Dried Potatoes, Vegetable Oil (corn, cottonseed, high oleic soybean, and/ or sunflower oil, degerminated yellow corn flour, cornstarch, rice flour, maltodextrin, mono- and diglycerides, salt, wheat starch

Dried Potatoes Full of carbs, increases insulin, toxic to body, inflammatory

Vegetable Oil (corn, cottonseed, high oleic soybean, and/ or sunflower oil Vegetable oil is loaded with omega 6, it's inflammatory and increases LDL cholesterol. The same with cottonseed oil. Oleic soybean oil is not as bad, but it is a GMO product, created by man. Sunflower is just as bad as vegetable oil. None of these should be for human consumption

Degerminated yellow corn flour high in carbs, inflammatory

Cornstarch, rice flour high in carbs, inflammatory

Maltodextrin is a white powder made from corn, rice, potato starch, or wheat. Even though it comes from plants, it's highly processed. Maltodextrin is high on the glycemic index (GI) , meaning that it can cause a spike in your blood sugar. It's safe to consume in very small amounts, but those with diabetes should be particularly careful. However, maltodextrin's GI is higher than table sugar, ranging from 106 to 136. This means that it can raise your blood sugar level very quickly. Because of this, you should avoid it if you have diabetes or insulin resistance. Another reason to limit maltodextrin is to keep your gut bacteria healthy. Maltodextrin can change your gut bacteria composition in a way that makes you more susceptible to disease. Maltodextrin has no nutritional value.

Mono- and diglycerides Mono- and diglycerides contain small amounts of trans fat, this has been proven to cause cancer. The fat can come from animals or vegetable/ seed sources. Manufacturers are not obliged to disclose/ display this. If you are vegan or vegetarian you have to contact manufacturer directly.

Wheat Starch It's high in carbs so therefore inflammatory. A lot of people are also allergic or have high sensativity to wheat, causing stomach upsets and even bad skin such as eczema & spots.

Can you guess what it is as yet? This is a common product to put in children's lunch boxes. Do you really want to give your children this "food"? Why is there such an increase in children with allergies? So PRESS HERE to reveal it.