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3 Easy Steps : Step 2 - Eat Right (continued)

STEP TWO - E AT RIGHT (continued)


4. PROCESSED FOODS 


After having your veggies and fruits treated with fertilizers and pesticides (and these are given to farm animals as part of feeds), they also undergo artificial processing to prolong their “freshness.”

They are treated with preservatives, which mean more chemicals.

Some instant noodles are added with chemical wax, which may be cancer causing.

Do you know that other countries ban some of these noodles?

Moreover, many processed foods are abundant in salt.

Because they terribly lack REAL nutrition, their sellers sometimes put synthetic vitamins in them and pass them off as “plus factors” for good health — when actually, these synthetic vitamins often do either nothing or even harm your health.


If you want to live a long, happy, and healthy life, always be on the lookout for the presence of preservatives in your food.

See the labels and find out if some of the ingredients can be harmful to your health.
           
5. THE HAZARDS OF EATING MEAT 


Eating meat in itself is unhealthy especially when eaten too much.

Certain meats, such as beef, take some 72 hours to digest completely.

Therefore, if you eat meat each meal, you would still be digesting the food you had for breakfast the other day while you are again consuming another round of it.

Now, imagine how unhealthy it becomes if the animal where the meat came from was treated with antibiotics and other artificial health sustainers?

These chemicals stay in the meat fibers; and no amount of washing, cooking, or boiling will get rid of them.


Hence, many people today are immune to antibiotics for humans.

They ingest the antibiotics from animals, and the extra strong antibiotics kill both the good and bad bacteria in the human body.

The more you eat chemically treated meat, the more you weaken your body’s defense mechanisms.

This hazard is aggravated further when the meats are processed with artificial tastes and preservatives.

If you want to live a long, happy, and healthy life, minimize your meat intake. Substitute meat with healthier alternatives like bean curd.

6. PRECAUTIONS WHEN CONSUMING FISH


Many “fresh” fishes in the market today are added with preservatives to lock in their “freshness.”

Some use formalin, a chemical used in embalming human corpses, to preserve newly caught fishes.

A few wicked sellers may wash marketed fishes with food coloring or textile color to give these fishes a “fresh” look.

To ensure your safety and enjoy the nutritious benefits of fish, buy them from trusted sources only.

7. PRECAUTIONS WHEN CONSUMING BREAD


Many white breads are hard to digest.

Their hard residues stay long and may form blockades in the intestine.

Moreover, experts say eating white bread actually accumulates sugar in your body.

Health enthusiasts say wheat bread is a healthier alternative for white bread, but many of the wheat breads today still have preservatives because they are commercially produced.

Always check the ingredients just to be sure.