3 Foods You’ll Never See in Our Grocery Cart

The grocery store can be a health healer or a health destroyer. It just depends on what you put in your cart. Here are three food groups we never buy.

Breakfast Cereals

All breakfast cereals are produced by a process called extrusion which uses high heat and pressure to form grains into shapes like O’s and flakes. Extrusion also destroys almost all vitamins and renders amino acids toxic. Extrusion of high protein grains creates even more altered, denatured proteins which are potentially more damaging to your body. That means that high fibre, high protein cereals like Kashi are just as unhealthy for you as junk cereals like Lucky Charms. Breakfast cereals offer no nutrition, feed your sugar cravings and spike your insulin. This is why you are hungry a couple of hour after eating your morning bowl.

Commercial Salad Dressings

Drowning your fresh veggies in chemicals is such a waste. Commercial salad dressings are made from high-fructose corn syrup, preservatives and unhealthy vegetable and soybean oils. They are also expensive. Chances are you have all the ingredients in your pantry to make healthy, tasty, heart-friendly salad dressing for a fraction of the cost of commercial. Homemade salad dressing made from olive oil actually allows your body to absorb the nutrients in your veggies better than without an oil-based dressing.

Most Dairy

We buy very little dairy. Our experiment with paleo has led us to discover that dairy worsens my husband’s seasonal allergy symptoms. We buy a small carton of homogenized milk, butter and the occasional tub of plain Greek yoghurt. Fat-free or low-fat yoghurt is loaded in sugar and chemicals and are not the healthy source of calcium the advertisements claim. The same goes for skim milk and low-fat cheese. This stuff is junk food masquerading as health food.

We practice the diet recommendations we preach. Our grocery cart is loaded with veggies, fruit, lean meats, fish, nuts, and pantry staples like tomato paste and organic broth, herbal tea and spices. So please check out our grocery cart. We don’t mind!

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