List some things to avoid. There are some really obvious ones, like sugar and fructose and MSG, but what about the sneaky ones, that aren't well known or talked about much? I'm thinking about odd chemical names, and things I've never heard of.
I think having a well developed list will be a great help to folks about to break and go back to the 'dark side', if I can read the ingredients and see a bunch of red flags, things I know to be pretty much poison, its gonna be really hard to eat that posion anyway.
Educate me till I can never go back.
IMHO, you should avoid all foods that have "ingredients."
Carrageenan/Guar Gum. I had some coconut milk with these in it, and I felt like shit for a few days. I'm convinced it was these thickening agents.
Glycerine -- blech. It's often added unnecessarily (unless a cloying sweet taste is somehow necessary) to otherwise great herbal and other healing extracts or liquid supplements, but it can raise blood glucose in those that are very low carb. Maltodextrin sucks out loud too but it's ubiquitous in supplement powders, packaged foods, drugs etc. Blech. Why do pills that need to be swallowed require a "sweet taste"??? Medicine is supposed to taste bad...those were the good ol' days...
2) "natural flavor"
3) gums - xantham, locust, guar, etc.
4) "stabilizers, or thickeners added"
6) sugar alchohols
If a traditional, homecooking grandmother wouldn't have recognized it - it's not real food!
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