||How to properly read Food labels, Supplement labels, and Hygiene Products
Why? Why would it be important that Drugless Doctors talk about labels. This can impair body function
Foods- What to look out for when shopping
1. How to read a label - proteins, carbs, RDA, DV, Fat content, nutrient load.
A. Ingredients Most important thing tells what is in the inside, Ingredients by size in descending order
B. Serving Size Tells how man servings are in the container, Ex. GMO and Partially hydrogenated oils.
C. Government great article in Well Being journal on the government, corruption, and food labeling
D. Plu #s Begins with 9= organic, 4= conventional, and 8=GMO
E. If you cant pronounce it, put it down, the one exception is quinoa : ) (helps to avoid preservatives)
F. Whole Foods, Earthfare, Trader Joes effect just because it is there does not mean it is healthy.
2. What to look out for
A. Sweeteners Sweeteners can negatively impact or blood sugar, causing weight gain, low energy, and inflammation
- High Fructose Corn Syrup From GMO corn, causes diabetes, found in soda, baked goods, sweet drinks, canned fruits
-Maltodextrin From GMO corn, allergies, weight gain, digestive distress, found as sweeteners in most products
-Sucralose(Splenda) chlorinated sugar, allows body not to absorb nutrients, found as a sweetener in beverages and other items
-Agave chemically processed, worse effects than HFCS, not natural, causes diabetes, highly marketed
-Aspartame artificial sweetener that is a neurotoxin, can cause Alzheimers, dementia, MS,
-Xylitol known to cause cancer in dogs, hard for the body to digest because of being an alcohol.
B. Partially Hydrogenated Oil
- An unnatural fat that occurs as a results of hydrogenation, it also interferes with omega-3 fatty acids in the body
- Has been linked to cancer, diabetes, heart disease, decreased immune function, sexual dysfunction, etc.
- Fried foods, peanut butter, process foods, restaurants, and many others
- Good fats to cook with: olive oil, coconut oil, and organic butter
C. Food Dyes Americans consume 4X as much food dyes now as they did in 1955
1. Avoid all food dyes (candies, cereals, drinks, etc with color)/
2. Research has also associated food dyes with problems in children including allergies, hyperactivity, learning impairment, irritability and aggressiveness.
3. Other countries need warning labels when it comes to food dyes.
D. Soy lecithin (this is in most processed foods)
1. It is used as an emulsifier in food. Food additive that is Genetically modified, processed with chemical hexanes at a level not monitored by the FDA and has been linked with allergies, hormonal dysfunction, and increased estrogen.
E. Gluten Free
1. The very best is to eat foods that are not substitutes from gluten products, for example if it is a gluten free bread it can still cause inflammation on our digestive system by being a bread.
F. MSG (monosodium glutamate), a known carcinogen, endocrine disrupter and killer of brain cells, which may also be linked to the development of cardiac problems, kidney problems, neurological disorders, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Lou Gehrig's disease. Used as a flavor enhancer.
G. Sodium Nitrate Nitrates are added to meats to increase shelf life. This is a preservative, coloring, and flavoring commonly added to bacon, ham, hot dogs, luncheon meats, smoked fish, and corned beef. Studies have linked eating it to various types of cancer.
H. Potassium bromate - Potassium bromate is used as an additive to increase volume in some white flour, breads, and rolls. It is known to cause cancer in animals, and even small amounts in bread can create a risk for humans.
I. Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydrozyttoluene(BHT) are used to preserve common household foods. They are found in cereals, chewing gum, potato chips, and vegetable oils. They are oxidants, which form potentially cancer-causing reactive compounds in your body.
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