Your body is the temple in which God has given to you and to me to make our way in this ever expanding Universe. Everything we take in can have either a negative, positive or neutral effect on us.
To serve your greatest purpose, your body and mind need to be strong so that Spirit can work through you. Even if you are not “spiritual” this philosophy still holds true. Without a strong body and sound mind, your life will not be lived to the fullest.
Below are four of twelve of the worse additives and preservatives you can consume. All you need to do is choose differently to ensure a long and happy life!
Packaged and processed foods get many people through the day. They’re convenient and portable and stay fresh a very long time because of the preservatives.
Additives and preservatives may make it easier for you to eat on the run or when you’re in a hurry but there’s a high price to pay that includes side effects, allergies, weight gain, decreased absorption of minerals and vitamins and other diseases such as cancer, fibromyalgia, depression and more.
Below are four detrimental food additives and substances you can eat in no particular order.
Artificial Sweeteners are a combination of chemicals that exist to make our foods sweeter without the calories of sugar. Artificial sweeteners have been linked to over 90 negative side effects and can have potent effects on nerve cells.
Regined Sugar can be found in almost all processed foods, unless they say “sugar’free”. Eating too much sugar corresponds with elevated insulin levels which can cause weight gain, bloating, fatigue, arthritis, migraines, lowered immune function, obesity, cavities and cardiovascular disease. It can also disrupt absorption of nutrients, possibly leading to osteoporosis, depression, PMS symptoms and stress.
MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE (MSG)
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) is an excitotoxin used to bring out the flavor in foods. According to Dr. Russell Blaylock, an author and neurosurgeon, excitotoxins can cause sensitive neurons to die. You may experience side effects like headaches, itchy skin, dizziness, digestive and circulatory or coronary concerns.
BHA & BHT
BHA and BHT block the process of oil rancidity. These additives affect sleep and appetite and have been associated with liver and kidney damage, hair loss, behavior problems, cancer, fetal abnormalities and growth retardation. (AND I HAVE FOUND THIS ADDITIVE IN SNICKERS BARS!)
Eating foods that contain these substances can be easily avoided by reading package labels, choosing a slightly higher quality food (because you’re actually worth it), or not eating that item all together!
Whatever we take into our bodies has an effect on our mind and ultimately our spirit. In order to put our best foot forward and serve our purpose we need nourishing, whole and chemical free food!
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