What You Don’t Want to Hear About Food, Diets and Mold

Eco3 Environmental Uncategorized What You Don’t Want to Hear About Food, Diets and Mold

But, but, but…..

I am often asked by people if they should avoid certain foods when they have or believe they may have mold-related health issues. Most of the time I get push-back on my suggestions due to their own food misconceptions. Often these misconceptions are based on learned information taken from mainstream consumer media.

Want to have your cake and eat it to, you can’t. Don’t feed the monster inside of you!

 If you do not believe in the phrase “you are what you eat”, you should not read any further. If you do not think your diet directly reflects in your health status, you should not read any further. 

 I’m not going to get technical with this post and cite studies. 

Processed / Refined Sugars – If you go to the supermarket you will find aisle after aisle of products containing sugar in some variation (refined, corn syrup). Sugar manufacturing sales are over 10 billion dollars a year. Every year more studies are published linking health issues related to sugar consumption. One of the most alarming studies cites a direct link to sugar and tumor growth. 

So, just for fun I just did an internet search for “processed sugar is good for you” and sure enough I found a few articles citing the benefits of it’s use. Fortunately most people agree, these sugars are of no benefit to us. 

Alcohol – It does not matter if it’s wine, beer or whiskey, alcohol is not good for you. This is the one where I often get the but, but, but replies. I get it, you don’t want to give up your nightcap or be the stick in the mud at social gatherings. Then I get the typical reply “I thought one drink a day was good for you”. OK, OK, hear me out. Let’s talk about the double edge sword analogy. You will often read articles about how alcohol is good for you. There are also studies that show how bad even moderate consumption is bad for you health. Just because something may have positive health benefits, you can’t disregard the negative aspects. The same can be said for the coffee/caffeine argument. 

Processed Foods – Most of the time processed foods contain some form of sugar, so right off the bat they are deemed a poor dietary choice. Most importantly there is a nutritional difference between natural foods and processed foods. Processed foods tend to be just caloric sources lacking useful nutrients. Even Items deemed healthy such as protein bars will add vitamins and amino acids (from unknown sources) and bulking agents. This is not food, it just a source of calories….not much different than covering a 2×4 in chocolate.

 Yes, I could keep going……

Simply put foods can either help you or harm you. Stick with the natural foods you know will help you and your body will will become more of a temple and less of a toxic petri dish.

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