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Processed Foods are they bad for you?
Many of the additives and chemicals added to improve the canned food in some way are controversial. Studies show that many have links to diseases found in society today. So called improvements to the processing system are thought to be causing harm and yet we continue to use these methods. Why! Because it’s a big business. There is a lot of money to be made processing foods and that takes precedence over possible health risks. Processed foods are made to be addictive, some of the chemicals in these foods are known to shut off the part of the brain that tells the body it has had enough. Because of this processed foods are a major contributor to obesity which leads to adult onset diabetes, now called diabetes 2 because so many children are now found to have this disease.
These products contain large amounts of various kinds of sugar, known to provide empty calories and no essential nutrients and effect the metabolism and the way the body uses the energy. The fats and oils used in these foods are the worst kind for your body and cause more oxidation and inflammation. These are the fats and oils that are a leading cause in Heart disease.
Processed foods are a part of the culture now. Good or bad they are here to stay. We can however reduce our dependence on them. Avoid the worst of them, stop purchasing products that have these bad fats in them. Your heart will thank you if you replace them by eating healthy fats from whole raw foods. The pancreas will thank you for giving it a break and your cells will say thank you by being able to use the energy provided more effectively. You will naturally lose weight and have more energy because the nutrients you are taking in are in the form that your body was meant to benefit from. Also as we change our eating habits those of our children will also improve. Children will be better able to participate in school.
As we change what we eat we, change what we buy, then the business of processed foods will have to change to meet the new demands in order to make the money they were once making. Through small changes that grow into larger and larger changes the health of the nation will improve. As the health of the nation improves the cost of medical care will change, the cost of insurance will change, and the circle goes on and on. Help yourself, improve your health then help someone else. The revolution starts small but in can grow into something very large.
Click on the Ultimate Healing Cookbook for healthy ways to improve your diet.