How does food cause inflammation? Refined sugar and other food with High Glycemic value jack up insulin and put the immune system on high alert. So when you have that cake or beer or piece of white bread you are conditioning your Pancreas to shoot out insulin to balance your Blood Sugar. Over time the cumulative effect of banging your Pancreas puts your immune system out of balance. Trans Fats also trigger an immune response so Fried baked goodies and margarine should be kept to a bare minimum or better yet tossed out.
If you are going to take away one thing in your diet the #1 thing would be High Fructose Corn Syrup! This is prevalent in many types of food and drink. For one thing they just found MERCURY in HALF of all commercial product they studied. This included Smucker’s (oooh its sooo good!) Hershey, Kraft and Quaker. HFCS also contain GMO corn which can cause an allegic reaction w/ kids and corn in the future. They have even linked it to Obesity, Cancer and Type II Diabetes.
I implore everyone to really become active in checking in your Food labels for HFCS along w/ Partially Hydrogenated Anything which also causes a inflammation response. Any food that can sit there on the shelf for months is not going to be good for you. For instance Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil is really one molecule away from being Plastic. What they do to this oil is they heat it up to 1000 degrees and inject Nikel into it. This substance is in everything from Cake mixes, frostings, crackers, peanut butter (except fresh ground), french fries (cut and bake your own), fish sticks, waffles, microwave popcorn (get organic popcorn from the bulk bin and pop your own, way cheaper and better)
Please do not feed your kids junk, they might protest for a while but they will form a new habit and really start to like Fruits and veges. If you still have a problem w/ your kids not eating Whole Foods then this book will help:”The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids’ Favorite Meals.”
The more you stray away from boxed food the better you will feel. Your Pancreas will be back to normal and not inflamed which YOU can not feel. If you have to have that piece of cake have it once in a while. Moderation is the key to good health. Hopefully you have learned something you did not know here. The more you think about what you are putting in your body the healthier you will feel. IT takes a while but your pain will subside and your energy will be back. These Companies are worried about their bottom line NOT YOURS! Whole Foods does a Body Good, pass it on!