Foods You Should Not Eat

Find Out What Foods You Should Not Eat And What Foods Are Best To Be Avoided

Author: Chef George Krumov

As a chef I have a lot of respect for every kind of food. Fortunately, I have enough food, so I can choose what to eat. I think that all the people on this world should have enough healthy and nutritious food, so they can make wise choices.

When it comes to food, living in the twenty-first century has a lot of positives and a lot of negatives. Now it is more important than ever to make the wise choices. Generally, I regard everything that consisted of my grandfather's diet to be healthy food. I sometimes even used to envy him for the fact that there wasn't chemical industry during much of his life. On the other hand, he never had any access to foods from other corners of the world. For example, he most likely never had coconut oil, green tea, avocado, never tried sushi or an Indian curry. Nowadays, there are a lot of chemicals in many kinds of food, but at least we have access to a lot of information, and the power to choose.

Foods that you should not eat can often be recognized by the following common characteristics: high levels of refined sugar or corn syrup, white flour, trans fat, containing food additives such as monosodium glutamate, nitrites and aspartame, deep fried or microwaved foods.

Below is my list of some foods that are best to be avoided:

1. Processed foods - those usually lacking in nutritional value and are full of preservatives, food additives, msg or other forms of glutamates, artificial flavors and colors, and saturated fat.

2. Foods containing high fructose corn syrup or lots of refined sugar such as store-bought cakes, donuts, some fruit juices and slurpees. Such foods are causing your blood sugar levels to rise high temporarily, then crash, causing mood swings. They are also highly acidic.

3. Deep-fried foods. The oils being used for deep frying are usually from GMO plants (usually canola or soy oil), at least here in North America. Some restaurants and fast food chains use shortening, which is animal lard. Unless you deep-fry foods yourself using healthy oils, such as olive oil or coconut oil, you would be better off not eating deep-fried foods.

4. Simple carbohydrates such as white flour, starchy or sweet foods are not a good source of energy, and should be avoided.

5. Energy drinks and energy snack bars - I bet the owners of the companies that create this garbage are laughing on the way to the bank. I also bet that they are having a sound sleep as well, because they think they are giving people what they want, despite heavily advertising such garbage products.

6. Foods containing neurotoxins - MSG, artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, soy protein isolate (a form of msg) and artificial flavoring. These ingredients are known as neurotoxins. Their purpose is to excite your brain and make you crave more of the same food, therefore ensuring good sales and profits.

7. Dairy products made with modified milk ingredients. I don't know what "modified milk ingredients" really means, and I don't want to know. It is not a self-explanatory term, and probably wasn't meant to be. All I know is that is sounds fishy, and that dairy products made with modified milk ingredients are significantly cheaper than ones that aren't.

Since this article is about what you should not eat, I'll tell you which aisles of a grocery store you won't be able to see me shopping. Those aisles are: the soda aisle, the conventional milk, the conventional eggs (free range is ok), pastry aisle, frozen pizza aisle, and the processed meats aisle.

Be conscious about your food choices and eating habits. The human mind has evolved thus far because of the wholesome, natural foods that our ancestors consumed. Many present day foods don't contribute for the evolution of your mind, exactly the opposite. Your body prefers a constant, steady supply of energy from healthy sources. Find out what the good sources for energy are and use them daily.

Cheers and good luck.

Chef George Krumov
About the author: George Krumov is a Red Seal certified chef with many years of culinary experience working around the world in Europe, the Middle East, the cruise line industry and North America. In the last two decades he has headed the kitchens of several restaurants in Canada, and ran his own restaurant.

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