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synthetic nutrients
.
Check the
ingredients before you buy an
energy bar
.
Try to fnd one
that is made with whole foods,
such as oats and fax seeds,
fruits, and natural sweeteners
.
SOY
PRODUCTS
Tis is one of the most
surprising ones of all, afer
all soy has been used for
countless generations in Asia
.
But the way we now use soy
is very diferent than the way
the Asians have traditionally
used it
.
Te ancient Asians
knew that the soybean was
hard to digest, so they had
extensive fermenting processes
that broke down most of the
indigestible components,
making it much healthier to
eat
.
Examples of this would
be products like soy sauce,
tempeh, and miso
.
Tese were
used in small amounts as
condiments and favorings, not
as a meat replacement
.
But the way we use soy as a
meat alternative
(
texturized
vegetable protein or TVP
)
can be very unhealthy, since
soy contains large amounts of
toxins or anti
-
nutrients
.
Some
of the problems the anti
-
nutrients in soybeans cause
are conditions of the pancreas,
cancer and thyroid problems
.
Soybeans also can block the
body
'
s absorption of essential
minerals
.
GRANOLA
(and
Other Unprepared Grains)
For the last 30
-
40 years
granola has been synonymous
with heath food
.
But eating
unprepared grains, or grains
that have not been soaked,
fermented or sprouted, has
only come about in the last
50
-
100 years
.
People who lived
before our time understood
that unprepared grains could
cause dietary distress
.
Tere are anti
-
nutrients
in grains
(
like there are in
soybeans
)
, such as phytic acid
and enzyme inhibitors, that
make them harder to digest
.
Tese antinutrients can cause
serious problems like Crohn’s
disease, colitis, and even
mental disorders
.
Our failure
to prepare our grains properly
is one of the reasons that
celactic disease is so prevalent
now
.
So, stay away from the granola
.
Oatmeal is an excellent
addition to our diets, but use
whole rolled oats
(
not instant
)
and soak them overnight
before boiling them for
breakfast
.
Good breads to eat are those
that have properly prepared
grains, including whole grain
sourdough and sprouted grain
breads
.
You can usually fnd
these in specialty grocery
stores and health food stores
.
If you are trying to lose
weight and
/
or eat healthier,
remember that just because a
company markets a
'
healthy
'
product well or a health food
store sells it, it doesn
'
t mean
that it is really healthy for
you
.
Do some research before
you grab that sports bar, or
better yet, reach for an organic
apple, cherries, or some other
natural
(
not processed
)
food
.
Your body will thank you and
reward you for it
.
H