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Forget the Ho-Ho-Ho; Here’s the No-No-No’s of Food this holiday season.
Tis the season when just about everyone between the ages of 1 and 92 throws caution to the wind and eats whatever they darn well, please. From cakes and pies to plates full of frosted Christmas cookies, the holidays are the perfect excuse for you to live it up and pack on a few extra pounds.
That is unless you are battling cancer or other serious illnesses. Then eating these disease-promoting foods are NOT what your body needs. If you want to stay away from foods that are loaded with cancer-causing chemicals, toxic heavy metals, GMOs and artificial ingredients, then stay FAR away from the following foods:
Forget the Ho-Ho-Ho; Here’s the No-No-No’s of Food.
Artificially Colored Cookies
Who can resist those plastic packages stuffed full of colorfully decorated Christmas cookies? The thing is, any prepackaged baked good you buy is going to be artificially colored and very bad for you. Those synthetic green and red dyes are festive, yes, but also toxic.
While people who are battling cancer and other serious illnesses should stay away from sugary foods as much as possible, if you are going to have a nibble of something here or there, make sure it’s something you or a loved one baked and make your own frosting without and food coloring.
Foods with Vegetable Shorting
Not only is vegetable shortening loaded with trans fats, which have been declared “unsafe for human consumption” by the FDA (it’s not often this organization is this honest), it’s also a source of cadmium, which is a toxic heavy metal with a half-life of almost 30 years in the human body.
But wait… it gets worse…
Most vegetable shortening is made from GENETICALLY MODIFIED SOY!!! So if you feel like eating foods that will make you even sicker while at the same time putting money in the pocket of evil MONSANTO, then by all means, load your grocery cart with store-bought cookies, pie crusts and other prepackaged holiday baked goods.
If you want to take care of your health and not give your money to the devil, then flip that package over and see if it says made with “partially-hydrogenated soybean oil” or “vegetable shortening.” If so, put it back.
It’s tempting to get one of those ready-made holiday meat and cheese plates. Especially the ones that are shipped to you and require no refrigeration. Ever wonder how meat can stay good for so long in plastic packaging without rotting? It’s because they contain copious amounts of sodium nitrite, a cancer-causing chemical that is known to kill bacteria.
Studies have found that sodium nitrites increase your risk of developing leukemia, pancreatic cancer, colon cancer, brain tumors and more. It’s found in nearly all holiday season processed meats, including “gift” sausages and other packaged meats.
Eggnog Drinks with Refined Sugars
If you were to actually read the ingredients list on most commercially sold holiday eggnog drinks, you’d find that:
A) Most don’t even contain eggs, and…
B) A majority contain high amounts of high-fructose corn syrup.
The only thing nutritious in eggnog is the spices of nutmeg and cinnamon that are traditionally used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Unfortunately, most store-bought brands of eggnog are made with artificial flavors instead of the real thing.
So, if you want eggnog this holiday season, best to make it yourself, or get someone else to do it.
Commercial Stuffing – This is a no-no-no, my friends!
You might think it’s okay to use a store-bought brand stuffing to help make holiday dinners easier. But did you know that commercially made stuffing contains a lot of monosodium glutamate, better known as MSG?
MSG is a KNOWN neurological poison that causes neural cell death. So, if you stuff your face with commercially bought stuffing, you are loading your body with neurotoxins. Again, it’s better to make your own stuffing from scratch or ask a family member to make it and bring it with them.
Remember, nothing is as sweet as vibrant health!
Prue’s thought of the day: “Make a promise to yourself to live and eat naturally 80% of the time in 2020 and treat yourself to a few cheat foods 20%. Prue’s 80/20 rule – you have to live!”