Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Wednesday…10 Foods that Make YOU Sick

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Welcome to the final week of our summer series, Food = Medicine! We’ve been talking a lot about specific foods that have medicinal effects and how to incorporate them into our daily routines. As we close out the series, we’re going to look at foods that will actually harm our bodies. That’s right! These foods cause illness and disease. While some of these foods taste good (and, yes, I enjoy them too), it’s best to avoid them. Here’s why:

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  • Cause brain tumors and increased cravings for sweets, leading to insulin resistance, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity

 

Hydrogenated oils/ Partially hydrogenated oils

  • Cause heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity

 

Fried foods (including chips)

  • Cause heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity

 

Soda pop (diet and/or regular)

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  • Leads to insulin resistance, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity
  • Also, the phosphoric acid leads to calcium depletion, which leads to osteoporosis.

 

 

Processed meats (bacon, sausage, lunch meats)

  • Nitrates and nitrites cause cancer (especially leukemia in children)

 

Sugar

  • Leads to insulin resistance, diabetes, heart disease, inflammation and obesity

 

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  • Leads to insulin resistance, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, inflammation and obesity

 

Dairy

  • Linked to prostate cancer, heart disease, and digestive disorders

 

MSG (monosodium glutamate)

  • Hyperstimulates brain cells, causing them to burn out and die
  • Leads to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases

 

Artificial food coloring (red, blue, and yellow dyes)

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  • Affects the brain like MSG
  • Contributes to attention-deficit disorder and hyperactivity

 

 

 

 

TIP :Poison

Throw out foods with these ingredients OR print out poison stickers and place them on EVERY food in your pantry that has one of these ingredients!

 

 

Stay happy, healthy, and N motion, AND REMEMBER…age is just a number!

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Melissa Merkle and Kirt Lietzow own Boomers N Motion, an exercise and health coaching business focused on keeping baby boomers and older adults healthy into their golden years.  For more information on group classes and private, in-home coaching, please contact Melissa and Kirt at coaches@boomersNmotion.com.

 

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