Thanksgiving Day 2014:
Happy Thanksgiving to all! I do not want to ruin the best food eating day of the year…so, you may want to read this article tomorrow.
If you are one of the ones saying as soon as the holidays are over I’m going on a diet…read the article. I got my info on this article from Dr Mercola.
I do not like to use the word diet myself because I like people to eat all varieties of food. The key is to eat fresh! If it came out of the ground eat it! If it comes out of a can or has already been cooked by a company then sold frozen I can guarantee you it’s full of “crap” so that it will not spoil. In today’s world food is so expensive. Going to the grocery store is expensive. Yes, the can beans food is cheaper than the fresh beans…but the can beans have chemicals to prevent them from spoiling. These chemicals are not good for us over the long haul.
What Happens When You Eat Processed Foods?
Processing modifies or removes important components of food, like fiber, water, and nutrients, changing the way they are digested and assimilated in your body. Unlike whole foods, which contain a mix of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, fiber, and water to help you feel satisfied, processed foods stimulate dopamine, a feel-good neurotransmitter, making you feel good even though the food lacks nutrients and fiber. This artificial dopamine stimulation can lead to excessive food cravings and, ultimately, food addiction.
Mood swings, memory problems and even depression are often the result of a heavily processed-food diet. In fact, the greatest concentration of serotonin, which is involved in mood control, depression, and aggression, is found in your intestines, not your brain! Many scientists believe that your gut is your second brain and they work in tandem, each influencing the other. Your intestinal health can have a profound influence on your mental health, and vice versa – and why eating processed foods that can harm your gut flora can have a profoundly negative impact on your mood, psychological health and behavior.
Read the labels…nitrates,BHA, artificial color, artificial flavor, aluminums, prophyls… All this stuff is not good. I did not say you can never have a can of beans! I am saying a diet that is based on processed foods is not good for you and can be a cause of weight gain and health issues..
This is just food for thought! If you want to loose some weight and feel better…a change in your diet is a great place to start! Make the necessary adjustment.