8 Foods to Avoid

Updated: May 21, 2020

You decide how far you want to take this and what level you are. A little application is better than none at all.

I love the color white. It reminds me of clean laundry, brighter days, and light. But when it comes to food, I am about to make a very general statement.

1. Stay away from white foods, or at least eat in moderation. Instead of having one cup of rice, take half a cup.

Rice, spaghetti, flour, noodles, and bread.

2. Minimize your intake of sugar. Consider having one small "treat" on a certain day.

Cookies, cake, puddings, and candy.

3. Avoid packaged, processed, and canned foods.

Fruit in heavy syrup. Cold cuts and cereal. Instant foods tend to be high in additives, dyes, chemicals, and salt.

Rainbow cake yum....not good for the tum!

4. Restrict your intake of soda and soft drinks like sugary ice teas, flavored juices, caffeinated energy drinks, and alcohol.

Water is always the best.

Juicing fruits and vegetables is also a good way to boost your daily nutrients.

5. Check your intake of over the counter salad dressings and toppings that can be high in fructose corn syrup, sugar, and fat. Try using lemon, lime, or vinegar and virgin olive oil.

6. Skip the Salt. Foods that are high in salt can cause you to retain fluid, potentially higher your blood pressure and put more strain on your organ systems.

Flavor with healthy spices instead.

7. Stay away from re-engineered hydrogenated oils or "industrial" oils, and butter. Use pure olive, coconut, or avocado oil. Pure nut butter like almond and cashew are tasty, healthy, and filling!

8. Divert from deep-fried foods of any kind. Nowadays you can get anything from chicken to cookies being prepared and served in this way.

Go for the grilled, broiled, baked, or lightly sautéed edibles instead.

Fresh, Clean and Green

Keep these guidelines in mind as you serve yourself up some tasty food. Remember food is a fuel and a medicine to keep the body functioning optimally.

You ARE what you EAT so keep it as simple and pure as possible.

A good indication that you are making healthy choices is that you are feeling well, energetic, and balanced.