If The Foods You Eat Putting Your Health at Risk?
Food (and water) is the absolute first thing you need in order to ensure life.
Without it you would wither away and die. You need food for its nutrition and
for its sustenance. But are the foods you consume today supplying you with good
solid nutrition, or are many of them slowly robbing you of your health and
taking years from your life?
Here are some things to consider:
THE HAZARDS OF EATING MEAT
Eating meat (particularly pork and red meat such as beef) in of itself is
unhealthy especially when eaten in too large of quantities. Certain meats, such
as beef, can take up to 72 hours to digest completely. Therefore, if you eat
meat two or three times a day, you could still be digesting the food you had for
breakfast the other day while you are again consuming another round of it.
This explains why many autopsies reveal from 5 to as much as 40 pounds of
undigested meat still in the systems of many people! Now, imagine how unhealthy
it becomes if the animal where the meat came from was treated with antibiotics
and other artificial health sustainers? These chemicals stay in the meat fibers;
and no amount of washing, cooking, or boiling will get rid of them. Do you
really want that in your food?
Hence, many people today are immune to antibiotics for humans. They ingest the
antibiotics from animals, and the extra strong antibiotics kill both the good
and bad bacteria in the human body. The more you eat chemically treated meat,
the more you weaken your body’s defense mechanisms. This hazard is aggravated
further when the meats are processed with artificial flavors and preservatives.
PRECAUTIONS WHEN CONSUMING FISH
Many “fresh” fish in the market today are loaded with preservatives to lock in
their “freshness.” Some use formalin, a chemical used in embalming human
corpses, to preserve newly caught fish. A few wicked sellers may wash marketed
fish with food coloring or textile color to give these fish a “fresh” look. To
ensure your safety and enjoy the nutritious benefits of fish, buy them from
trusted sources only.
PRECAUTIONS WHEN CONSUMING BREAD
Many white breads are hard to digest. Their hard residues stay long and may form
blockades in the intestines. Moreover, eating white bread actually rapidly
elevates blood sugar levels in your body. Whole wheat bread is a healthier food
alternative to white bread as it supplies better nutrition, but many of the
whole wheat breads today still have preservatives because they are commercially
produced. Make sure it is made with “whole wheat flour” and not “enriched whole
wheat flour”. Always check the ingredients just to be sure.
CHEMICALS IN FOOD
Aside from having their nutrition values greatly reduced, a lot of food today is
treated with harmful chemicals. Washing, cooking, and boiling for long hours may
lessen the chemicals in your food, but these harmful substances may not be fully
eliminated. Peeling the skin off some fruits will not ensure safety either.
Imagine swallowing and accumulating all those fertilizers and pesticides in your
body. Do you still wonder why we have so many deadly diseases today that were
unheard of in the days of our ancestors?
Insects know better. They will not touch crops with pesticides. That is why you
will find these crops sold in the market without any sign of insect bites.
People buy them because they look clean and delicious. They don’t know that
these outward appearances conceal inner hazards of the food they are buying.
Some people think it is a good option to eat fruits and vegetables that show a
few nibbles from insects.
After having your veggies and fruits treated with fertilizers and pesticides
(and these are given to farm animals as part of feeds), they also undergo
artificial processing to prolong their “freshness.” They are treated with
preservatives, which mean more chemicals. Some instant noodles are treated with
chemical wax, which may be cancer causing. Do you know that these noodles are
banned in some countries?
Because processed food terribly lacks real nutrition, their sellers sometimes
put synthetic vitamins in them and pass them off as “plus factors” for good
health when actually; these synthetic vitamins often do little to nothing for
you or in some cases can even harm your health.
If you want to live a long, happy, and healthy life, always be on the lookout
for the presence of preservatives in your food. Look at the labels and find out
if some of the ingredients can be harmful to your health.