It happens time after time.

I show up to a clients house after they’ve hired me to do a food audit for them and their family. I look through their fridge and pantry…

The first thought that pops into my head, “Where do I start?”. Most people believe that they are eating well and shopping healthy for their families; in reality, they are making themselves sicker, quicker.

It’s time to put a stop to this confusion. I challenge you to have a scavenger hunt with me!

Here are 5 foods to kick out of your kitchen for good!

Number 1: Vegetable Oils 

These oils are liquid death because of the incredible amounts of inflammation they produce in the human body. They include canola, soybean, cottonseed, and all other seed oils.

Processed vegetable oils are terrible for your mitochondria and saturated fat from good sources can help your mitochondria thrive. The root of all disease, including heart disease and cancer, goes back to those little energy-producing powerhouses in your cells.

Here’s why vegetable oils harm your mitochondria: [1]

  • They’re unstable. Polyunsaturated fats from vegetable oils are unstable and oxidize easily during processing. Oxidized oils can affect your cell membranes, damage your DNA, inflame your heart tissue, and yes – make you fat. Even worse, these fats don’t support brain metabolism. In other words, they slow you down and make you weak.
  • They contain pesticides and solvents. Most vegetable oils come from GMOs sprayed with glyphosate and manufacturers often use toxic solvents to extract them, which contributes to sluggish mitochondrial function and disease.
  • They’re inflammatory. These kryptonite oils contain high levels of omega-6 fatty acids, which also contribute to inflammation. You need a certain amount of undamaged omega-6s, but NOT at the levels most people consume them. Most Americans eat 20-50 times the omega-6s they should.

If I had the choice to smoke a cigarette each day or consume cooked vegetable oils each day, I would choose to smoke!

My favorite cooking oil is extra virgin avocado oil. Other healthy oils are unrefined coconut oil (if used for cooking use low heat) and uncooked extra virgin olive oil from Italy.

Number 2: Low fat or Fat Free Dairy

Whenever you see the words “fat free” or “reduced fat”, I want you to think of the following words; CHEMICAL SHITSTORM. This is because companies remove the naturally occurring fats found in dairy, and replace them with carbohydrates and chemical fillers. Sneaky bastards.

Not only that, the natural fat that’s found in dairy products acts as a buffer to reduce insulin from being spiked too high; since this “buffer” is removed or lessened, the outcome is a higher insulin spike. Insulin is the key driver for obesity and weight gain. Anytime insulin is spiked, it’s signaled to your body to store food energy (body fat).

Therefore lowfat = bodyfat.

Number 3: Corn Fed Beef

Just take a look at the graphic above; it speaks volumes! The corn fed beef was treated with antibiotics that get deposited into your fat stores after you eat it! Yikes. Factory corn fed meat has the wrong fatty acids, contains obesity-causing hormones, and usually has mycotoxins (very nasty biotoxins formed by mold in cattle food and meat processing).

If you choose to eat meat always go with grass fed and grass finished beef.

Number 4: Farmed Fish 

Farmed fish have higher concentrations of PCB’s. This stands for polychlorinated by-phenols, which are a known carcinogen.

Research has found that farmed fish have less usable omega-3 fatty acids than wild-caught fish, and a 20 percent lower protein content. A USDA review confirmed these findings. Farmed fish are fattier and have a high concentration of omega-6 fatty acids. Imbalances in the levels of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids create inflammation in the body.

Number 5: High fructose fruits 

If you easily want to stress your liver and gain 5-10lbs then eat a lot of fruit. The only cells in your entire body that can metabolize fructose is your 5lb liver. Eating too much fruit and sugar causes fatty liver leading a host of health problems.[2]

My favorite fruits are blueberries and pomegranates; these are high in antioxidants and low in sugar.

If you’d like a free 15 minute health coaching consultation with me visit www.speakwithben.com 

References:

[1] https://blog.bulletproof.com/why-coconut-oil-is-better-than-vegetable-oil/

[2] https://www.dietdoctor.com/fructose-fatty-liver-sugar-toxin

 

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