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      by Jonathan Benson Iron Magazine

      With so much misinformation out there about food and how it affects human health, making healthy food choices for you and your family can be difficult and confusing. There are a number of specific foods; however, that you will want to avoid in almost every circumstance because they provide virtually no health benefits while posing plenty of health risks. Here are nine foods you should never eat again if you care about preserving your long-term health:

      1.) White bread, refined flours. By definition, white bread and refined flours in general are toxic for your body because they have been stripped of virtually all vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other important nutrients. Because of this, the body does not know how to properly digest and assimilate these so-called foods, which can lead to health problems. Refined white flour has also been bleached with chlorine and brominated with bromide, two poisonous chemicals that have been linked to causing thyroid and organ damage. (http://drlwilson.com/ARTICLES/BREAD.htm)

      2.) Conventional frozen meals. Most conventionally-prepared frozen meals are loaded with preservatives, processed salt, hydrogenated oils and other artificial ingredients, not to mention the fact that most frozen meals have been heavily pre-cooked, rendering their nutrient content minimal at best (especially after getting microwaved again at home). With the exception of a few truly healthy frozen meal brands such as Amy’s and Organic Bistro, most frozen meals are little more than disease in a box, so avoid them in favor of fresh foods. (http://www.4us2be.com)

      3.) White rice. Like white bread, white rice has been stripped of most of its nutrients, and separated from the bran and germ, two natural components that make up rice in its brown form. Even so-called “fortified” white rice is nutritionally deficient, as the body still processes this refined food much differently than brown rice, which is absorbed more slowly and does not cause the same spike in blood sugar that white rice does. (http://globalnaturopath.com)

      4.) Microwaveable popcorn. This processed food is a favorite among moviegoers and regular snackers alike, but it is one of the unhealthiest foods you can eat. Practically every component of microwaveable popcorn, from the genetically-modified (GM) corn kernels to the processed salt and preservative chemicals used to enhance its flavor, is unhealthy and disease-promoting. On top of this, microwaveable popcorn contains a chemical known as diacetyl that can actually destroy your lungs. If you love popcorn, stick with organic kernels that you can pop yourself in a kettle and douse with healthy ingredients like coconut oil, grass-fed butter, and Himalayan pink salt. (http://www.naturalnews.com)

      5.) Cured meat products with nitrates, nitrites. Deli meats, summer sausage, hot dogs, bacon, and many other meats sold at the grocery store are often loaded with sodium nitrite and other chemical preservatives that have been linked to causing heart disease and cancer. If you eat meat, stick with uncured, nitrite and nitrate-free varieties, and preferably those that come from organic, grass-fed animals. (http://www.naturalnews.com/028824_pr...t_disease.html)

      6.) Most conventional protein, energy bars. By the way they are often marketed, it might seem as though protein and energy bars are a strong addition to a healthy diet. But more often than not, these meal replacements contain processed soy protein, refined sugar, hydrogenated fat, and other harmful additives that contribute to chronic illness. Not all protein and energy bars are bad, of course — Thunderbird Energetica, Organic Food Bar, Boku Superfood, Vega Sport, PROBAR, and Zing all make healthy protein and energy bars. Just be sure to read the ingredient labels and know what you are buying.

      7.) Margarine. Hidden in all sorts of processed foods, margarine, a hydrogenated trans-fat oil, is something you will want to avoid at all costs for your health. Contrary to popular belief, butter and saturated fats in general are not unhealthy, especially when they are derived from pastured animals that feed on grass rather than corn and soy. And if animal-based fats are not for you, stick with extra-virgin coconut oil or olive oil rather than margarine. (http://www.naturalnews.com/027865_sa...at_health.html)

      8.) Soy milk and soy-based meat substitutes. One of the biggest health frauds of modern times, the soy craze is a fad that you will want to skip. Besides the fact that nearly all non-organic soy ingredients are of GM origin, most soy additives are processed using a toxic chemical known as hexane, which is linked to causing birth defects, reproductive problems, and cancer. Soy that has not been fermented is also highly estrogenic, which can throw your natural hormone balance out of whack. (http://www.naturalnews.com/026303_so...in_hexane.html)

      9.) “Diet” anything. Many so-called “diet” products on the market today contains artificial sweeteners like aspartame (Equal) and sucralose (Splenda), both of which are linked to causing neurological damage, gastrointestinal problems, and endocrine disruption. Many diet products also contain added chemical flavoring agents to take the place of fat and other natural components that have been removed to artificially reduce calorie content. Instead, stick with whole foods that are as close to nature as possible, including high-fat foods grown the way nature intended, and your body will respond surprisingly well.

      Source: http://www.ironmagazine.com/2012/nin...ver-eat-again/
      Comments 44 Comments
      1. Tomahawk88's Avatar
        Tomahawk88 -
        Originally Posted by PROness View Post
        In today's world I doubt you could avoid at least half this list on any given day
        It isn't that hard to avoid the stuff just bs info.
      1. jxn's Avatar
        jxn -
        Originally Posted by ryanp81 View Post
        I'm getting really sick and tired of AM posting these **** articles, it sucks.
        Yeah, I don't read them as much any more because of the declining quality. It's worse than reading Muscle and Fitness.
      1. purebred's Avatar
        purebred -
        Originally Posted by pmdied View Post
        Again with the white rice bashing? Ask 2 billion Asian/Indians if white rice is bad for them. Oh wait, they don't have the obesity problem we have here...
        I agree! I would argue they also don't have such a mainstream chemical-filled food supply.
      1. Rebel29073's Avatar
        Rebel29073 -
        This article is not technically garbage . Many good points on foods to avoid if looking to remain lean and keep hormone's balanced to elicit fat burning. There are always folks in the mix who defy what hoe the average population will respond to eating some of these foods.

        The do not eat list should contain the below or if you must indulge to moderation of course, but to each their own.

        Soy (only due to the processing of soy and "man-made versions out there)

        Margarine. Just use butter (to moderation of course).

        Hot dogs very high in nitrates. A little bacon now and than I think is fine.

        White rice proven time and time again to have been stripped of it's nutrients. I know some defined it but the processing destroys the value.

        White bread (hell even whole wheat should be avoided). Go with whole grain if the choice is to eat bread. (I agree I do like my Italian bread with my pasta meals though.
      1. officefat's Avatar
        officefat -
        Perhaps a nutritional expert could write an article for this title and leave the hippy science out.
      1. IamaRookienow's Avatar
        IamaRookienow -
        How about SPLENDA? I've read and read most people say its BAD is it really that Bad for you? Any daily in takers here that can give me an honest opinion? Sorry if this is a stupid question. Thank you for your time.
      1. bpmartyr's Avatar
        bpmartyr -
        Originally Posted by IamaRookienow View Post
        How about SPLENDA? I've read and read most people say its BAD is it really that Bad for you? Any daily in takers here that can give me an honest opinion? Sorry if this is a stupid question. Thank you for your time.

        No definitive studies to conclude either way but I have been eating mounds of it since it first came out and I am healthy as can be. :)
      1. T-Bone's Avatar
        T-Bone -
        Things you should never read....
      1. OrganicShadow's Avatar
        OrganicShadow -
        Originally Posted by IamaRookienow View Post
        How about SPLENDA? I've read and read most people say its BAD is it really that Bad for you? Any daily in takers here that can give me an honest opinion? Sorry if this is a stupid question. Thank you for your time.
        http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/aspartame.asp

        Not a stupid question at all. I have Splenda in my coffee daily.

        -OS-Team AppNut
      1. ryanp81's Avatar
        ryanp81 -
        Originally Posted by IamaRookienow View Post
        How about SPLENDA? I've read and read most people say its BAD is it really that Bad for you? Any daily in takers here that can give me an honest opinion? Sorry if this is a stupid question. Thank you for your time.
        Not a dumb question at all, I drink Coke Zero and Pepsi max on a regular basis, I love the stuff and haven't noticed any detrimental effects from it....haven't gained weight or had any issues with raised blood sugar or insulin and as a matter of fact it's a godsend to me when I'm leaning out or dieting, it literally kills my craving for sweets...the biggest violator in regards to arti sweets is stevia from my understanding.
      1. sugabrwn's Avatar
        sugabrwn -
        Good Info...Not sure if I will go cold turkey on the white bread & rice, but will eat in moderation!
      1. Vengeance187's Avatar
        Vengeance187 -
        Originally Posted by Rebel29073 View Post
        White bread (hell even whole wheat should be avoided). Go with whole grain if the choice is to eat bread. (I agree I do like my Italian bread with my pasta meals though.
        Please explain. I hope it's not because of any gluten BS when you don't have celiac disease. I hope it's not just because it's stripped of it's nutrients when you should be getting enough from fruits/vegetables/nuts with a multivitamin for added insurance. I hope it's not because of insulin. Whey raises insulin 7 times higher than white bread and is also lacking "nutrients" yet wasn't on your list. If it's none of those reasons, then please explain why we shouldn't eat white rice or white bread.
      1. Vengeance187's Avatar
        Vengeance187 -
        Originally Posted by OrganicShadow View Post
        http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/aspartame.asp

        Not a stupid question at all. I have Splenda in my coffee daily.

        -OS-Team AppNut
        Splenda is not aspartame. Have you ever read how aspartame became legal? I wouldn't take the FDA's word for anything. I still consume it in the whey that I take. I'm not worried about that tiny amount. Anything is fine in a small enough amount. Apple juice contains both organic and inorganic arsenic and people are fine drinking that.
      1. purebred's Avatar
        purebred -
        Originally Posted by Vengeance187 View Post
        Splenda is not aspartame. Have you ever read how aspartame became legal? I wouldn't take the FDA's word for anything. I still consume it in the whey that I take. I'm not worried about that tiny amount. Anything is fine in a small enough amount. Apple juice contains both organic and inorganic arsenic and people are fine drinking that.
        If I recall correctly, Splenda is chlorinated sugar.

        It boggles my mind how people's logic works (or doesn't work in this case). So, because you've been consuming a toxic substance for years, with no obvious side effects, it's rational to assume that it's safe for consumption? I would have to first question what your definition of "safe" is. I know my definition of safe is something that can be consumed indefinitely without ANY potential harm or side effects being produced.

        If we were to apply the logic some people submit to regarding artificial sweeteners and their "safety", we should say smokers who have been consuming tobacco for several years and have shown no overt signs of damage or illness are logically able to deduce cigarettes are safe, right?

        It would be illogical to make this sort of claim--especially with the amount research and evidence showing the correlations between tobacco and health troubles, right?

        What exactly is the difference again?
      1. v4lu3s's Avatar
        v4lu3s -
        Originally Posted by purebred View Post
        If I recall correctly, Splenda is chlorinated sugar.

        It boggles my mind how people's logic works (or doesn't work in this case). So, because you've been consuming a toxic substance for years, with no obvious side effects, it's rational to assume that it's safe for consumption? I would have to first question what your definition of "safe" is. I know my definition of safe is something that can be consumed indefinitely without ANY potential harm or side effects being produced.

        If we were to apply the logic some people submit to regarding artificial sweeteners and their "safety", we should say smokers who have been consuming tobacco for several years and have shown no overt signs of damage or illness are logically able to deduce cigarettes are safe, right?

        It would be illogical to make this sort of claim--especially with the amount research and evidence showing the correlations between tobacco and health troubles, right?

        What exactly is the difference again?
        Then nothing is safe....
      1. v4lu3s's Avatar
        v4lu3s -
        If nitrates are to be avoided then carrots, radishes, beets and lettuce need to be avoided as well.
      1. purebred's Avatar
        purebred -
        Originally Posted by v4lu3s View Post
        Then nothing is safe....
        If we want to use a limited view, then yes, you're right.
      1. v4lu3s's Avatar
        v4lu3s -
        Originally Posted by purebred View Post
        If we want to use a limited view, then yes, you're right.
        Duo what can you consume indefinitely without ever having harmful side effects in all circumstances? Safety is relative....
      1. OrganicShadow's Avatar
        OrganicShadow -
        I don't think its chlorinated rather a diffidence molecule in the opposing racemic form. So the gut first converts it to sucrose then breaks it down for a lowered GI level and lower calories due to the additional energy needed to metabolize it. Yeah Splenda isn't aspartame. Sorry.

        I don't trust the FDA for anything anymore. Money grubbing politics. Not just messing with your food choices but compromising your healthcare.
      1. v4lu3s's Avatar
        v4lu3s -
        Everything i have read says Splenda had an atom in it's structure replaced with a chlorine atom, which it's supposed to render in undigestable.

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