If you ask most people, they will tell you they’re pretty healthy. But the truth is when we look a little deeper into their everyday diets, we quickly find that they are making a lot of unhealthy choices. But can you really blame them? With confusing advertising and labeling like “all-natural”, “organic”, or “sugar-free”, it’s a challenge to know what's truly healthy these days.
We decided to make things easier for you, here’s a list of the top 10 healthy foods you should never eat. Most of these foods contain dangers like processed sugars, gluten, hormones and GMO’s. Many of these can trigger your body into inflammation overdrive, derailing hormones and throwing your body into an unhealthy state.
Most people believe soy is really healthy, however most of the soy grown in the U.S. is genetically modified. Genetically modified soy is engineered to be grown to withstand the use of the popular weed killer Roundup. The active ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate, which according to a recent study has been linked to many health problems, including cell death in humans. (1)
GMO soybeans have also been found to contain high residuals of Glyphosate's, which means we’re eating weed killer every time we consume non-organic soy. (2)
Many health experts agree that the long-term use of soy products like soy protein has been linked to many conditions like:
Allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
Soy also contains powerful plant compounds called phytoestrogens. When eaten, they may affect how a person produces estrogen in the body. Estrogen is a hormone released in a woman’s body that regulates her menstrual cycle. Estrogen is produced by the body’s endocrine system. These phytoestrogens have been called endocrine disrupting compounds, because they have been connected with the potential to cause adverse health effects like hormonal imbalances. (3)
All of the reasons listed above are the biggest reason soy is one of the top 17 healthy foods you should never eat.
Instead of consuming soy milk, soy protein, or soy sauce, use coconut or almond milk, organic hemp protein and coconut aminos instead. If you do still want to enjoy soy from time to time, choose fermented organic soy products instead.
Vegetable oils may very well be one of the most-unhealthy foods you can ever eat. Canola oil, corn oil, safflower oil and peanut oil are all potent inflammatory foods that contain trans fats, which aren’t healthy. Most also use genetically modified, hydrogenated oils to make things worse, which has been connected to these conditions: (4,5)
Instead of using hydrogenate, vegetable oils try cold pressed organic extra virgin coconut oil, cold pressed organic olive oil or avocado oil.
The name “artificial” says it all. Artificial sweeteners are fake sweeteners marketed as “healthy sugar substitutes” for those wanting to lose weight or suffering from diabetes because of their low glycemic index.
But the fact is, new research is indicating that artificial sweeteners can actually cause negative alterations to the gut flora potentially causing gluten intolerance and increasing the risk of diabetes. (6)
To make things worse sugar substitutes like aspartame, have been linked to: (7)