3 Foods That Cause Disease
Copyright © 2009 Angie Lewis - Heaven Ministries
What is hydrogenated oil? Hydrogenated oil is oil
that has been cooked at a high heat to make it last longer on the shelf.
It is used in factories to make packaged food products like cookies,
crackers, cakes, pastries, donuts, and potato chips. The best way to
stay healthy is to STOP eating packaged food products that are made with
Many of the fast food establishments and other
restaurants deep-fry certain foods with hydrogenated oils. Such foods
are french fries chicken nuggets, chicken strips, chicken, shrimp,
donuts, oysters, clams, and fish. Both margarine
and Crisco are VERY hydrogenated and are terrible for your health. The
more solid the oil
is, the more hydrogenated
it is. When hydrogenated oil gets hot it liquefies. Always choose butter
over margarine and never use Crisco.
Good oils are good for your
health because they are natural. Good oils come from food products like
coconut oil from the coconut tree, Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Olive Oil
from the first pressing of the olive from the olive tree, nut oils
extracted from nuts and seeds, and expeller pressed safflower oil from
the safflower plant. When cooking and baking only use these oils and
never reuse oil for deep-frying.
Refined sugar goes through an involved process,
which virtually turns a natural sugar product into something toxic.
Refined sugar originates from the cane or the beet. Factories take out
all the vitamins and all the minerals to make a white crystalline
substance called sugar. Manufacturers then label it as being PURE in big
bold letters. But it is far from being pure – it is one of the most
toxic substances known to man. P
is for plastic. U is for ulcer. R is for rotten. And E is for Enemy.
That spells P.U.R.E Sugar.
Sugar is highly addictive and many people are
addicted to it and don’t even know it. A physical addiction to sugar
can show up in a condition they call alcoholism or diabetes, and
allergies. Children and teenagers love sugar – they gulp it down with
each soda pop they drink and gobble it up with almost every packaged
product they eat - from loaf breads to peanut butter, and from pop tarts
to breakfast cereals. The lists of refined sugar-laden foods go on and
on and on and on…
Bottom line? Refined sugar is not a natural food
and that is why our body begins to reject it in the form of illness. The
good news is there are several forms of natural sugar substitutes, such
as maple syrup from the maple tree, raw honey from the beehive, and
Stevia sugar from the Stevia plant that will NOT cause health issues.
Stevia is even safe for diabetics to use. Here is a good resource to
find out all about Stevia sweetener from South America. http://www.stevia.com/
Refined flour or better known as “all-purposed
bleached flour” is not a natural food product. The beautiful whole
wheat berry, where flour originates, has been stripped of all its life
giving nutrients to make an incomplete food called white flour. Whole
grains such as whole wheat flour still have all of the vital,
life-giving nutrients left in it. Anytime we eat the whole food vs. the
incomplete food we are providing our bodies a wonderful service because
we are literally feeding it valuable food.
Whole grains undoubtedly contribute to better
health, and help protect against cancer, cardiovascular disease,
diabetes, and obesity. The
fiber content in eating whole wheat products helps to rid toxic buildup
through proper elimination. Substantial scientific evidence indicates
that whole wheat products reduce cancer risk.
Young healthy bodies may not notice how white wheat
products affect them – it may take twenty or thirty years for your
body to begin to reject a poor daily diet but it will happen –
that’s a fact. After ten,
twenty, thirty years of eating white wheat, hydrogenated oils and
refined sugar products your body will begin to reject more and more food
in the form of common illnesses introduced today in the doctors office.
You may have allergies, constant fatigue, IBS, obesity, boils,
constipation, diarrhea, gluten intolerance syndrome, diabetes,
hypoglycemia, clogged arteries, etcetera, etcetera.
But I have more good news for you. Your body can be well again! But you have to stop eating
refined packaged food products. There are so many different ways you can
prepare whole wheat flour products. From donuts and bagels to
heart-healthy waffles and pancakes to dumplings for chicken soup. You
will notice a substantial difference in the way you feel and look just
by changing over from a white wheat diet to a whole wheat diet. The
benefits of eating whole wheat and other whole grains will provide you
with a longer, healthier life!