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    • Shopping Smart How to look, what to buy and what to avoid
    • Becoming a Good Shopper • Plan to take the time you need in the store. • Schedule shopping – don’t leave it to chance. • Come prepared – have a list and use it! • Quality should always be the #1 priority.
    • X Know the Battlefield
    • Label Reading Do’s • Look for minimal ingredients. (the less the better) • Look for natural ingredients. (if you can’t pronounce it, it’s probably not good for you) • Try to buy more foods without any labels at all. (i.e. fruits and veggies) • Check every label on every single thing you buy. • Put items right back on the shelf that are man- made. (if it doesn’t come from the ground, grown in a tree)
    • Label Reading Dont’s • Worry too much about fat grams, carb grams, and calories.   • Don’t buy items with the following ingredients on the label: – Monosodium Glutamate (also known as MSG, Hydrolyzed anything, Autolyzed anything) – Artificial Sweeteners (sucralose/Splenda, aspartame/Nutrasweet, Equal, etc) – Hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated anything – Refined flour, additives, colorings, preservatives, chemical names, etc.
    • Beware of Questionable Marketing • Natural • Organic • Made with… • Trans fat free • Fat free or low fat • Enriched • Natural flavors • Endorsements Looks can be deceiving
    • Endorsements Participation fees for the American Heart Association Endorsement According to Food Politics by Marion Nestle in 2003, fees required for the endorsement are “$7,500 per product and $4,500 for annual renewals, with a discount if more than 25 products are submitted in one year…”
    • Health Food? TEXTURED VEGETABLE PROTEIN (WHEAT GLUTEN, SOY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, WATER FOR HYDRATION), EGG WHITES, CORN OIL, CONTAINS TWO PERCENT OR LESS OF SALT, SODIUM CASEINATE, SOY PROTEIN ISOLATE, SUGAR, CELLULOSE GUM, MODIFIED POTATO STARCH, CANOLA OIL, SPICES, AUTOLYZED YEAST EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED VEGETABLE PROTEIN (SOY, WHEAT, AND CORN), CARAMEL COLOR, GUAR GUM, SOY SAUCE (SOYBEANS, SALT, WHEAT), NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS FROM NON-MEAT SOURCES, GUM ARABIC, ONION POWDER, MALTODEXTRIN, VITAMINS AND MINERALS (NIACINAMIDE, IRON [FERROUS SULFATE], THIAMIN MONONITRATE [VITAMIN B1], PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE [VITAMIN B6], RIBOFLAVIN [VITAMIN B2], VITAMIN B12), DISODIUM INOSINATE, DISODIUM GUANYLATE, SUNFLOWER OIL, XANTHAN GUM, SESAME SEED OIL.
    • Most Toxic Ingredients • Sodium Nitrite • Hydrogenated oils • Excitotoxins • Food Dyes • Refined Flours • High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) • Sugar • Pesticides • Additives & Preservatives
    • The Top 10 Toxic Foods 1. Salad Dressings 2. Candy 3. Deli/Packaged Meat 4. White Bread 5. Sprayed Produce 6. Margarine 7. Diet Soda/Drinks 8. GMO Foods 9. Commercial Dairy 10.Seasoned Packaged Foods
    • 1. Commercial Salad Dressings • High Fructose Corn Syrup and/or sugar. • Bad fats • Additives like MSG. • Colorings • Fat-free farce…when you take away the fat- your body is less able to absorb the nutrients & antioxidants from the vegetables. Popular Italian Dressing Example: Water, soybean and canola oil, distilled vinegar, sugar, salt, dehydrated garlic and onion and red bell pepper, maltodextrin, xantham gum, spices, autolyzed yeast extract, EDTA, natural flavor, lemon juice concentrate, caramel color, and annatto.
    • 2. Candy • Sugar/High Fructose Corn Syrup • Bad fats • Empty calories • Addictive • Sugar free? Snickers 30 grams of sugar = 7 teaspoons Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Bar 24 grams of sugar = 5 ½ teaspoons
    • 3. Deli/Packaged Meat • Poor quality commercial meat. • Nitrites • MSG • Additives/Colorings/Preservatives • Research in Sweden found that Swedes who ate on average three ounces of processed meat each day had a 15 % Greater chance of developing stomach cancer than those who consumed two ounces or less. • Results of a study by the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii and the University of Southern California reported in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (2005;97:1458- 65) of 190,000 people, ages 45 to 75, for seven years state that those who ate the most processed meat (bacon, ham, cold cuts) had a 68% Higher risk of pancreatic cancer than those who ate the least. “Most” was defined as at least 0.6 ounce processed meat, one ounce beef or 0.3 ounce pork per 1,000 calories consumed. • Read more: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/16361276/#ixzz0qPNkwpXl
    • *What are Nitrites? • Give a red, ‘fresh’ color to packaged meats. – Hot dogs, bacon, deli meats, sausage, pepperoni, beef jerky, frozen foods, soups, etc. • Banned in many countries, almost banned in U.S. • World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) concluded in 2009 that “processed meats are too dangerous for human consumption” • 67% increased risk of pancreatic cancer (University of Hawaii) • DNA mutating compounds. • Children of pregnant moms eating lots of red meat are at in increased risk of developing brain tumors.
    • 4. White Breads • Start out with highly sprayed grain. • Stripped of vitamins, minerals, and FIBER. • Bleached and highly processed. • Immediately turn to sugar when it hits the mouth. • Cause tremendous spikes in blood sugar and insulin. • Usually combined with bad fats and sugar. Popular White Bread
    • 5. Sprayed Produce • No disclosure on produce- you don’t know what you are getting. • Many chemicals have not been studied for long term effects. • Can cause neurological symptoms, allergic reactions, cancer, etc. • Contributes to overall toxic load.
    • Clean 15 • Onion • Avocado • Sweet Corn • Pineapple • Mango & Kiwi • Asparagu s • Sweet Peas Dirty Dozen • Cabbage • Eggplant • Papaya • Watermelon • Broccoli • Tomato • Sweet Potato • Peaches • Apples • Bell Peppers • Celery • Nectarines • Strawberrie s • Cherries • Kale • Lettuce • Grapes (Imported) • Carrots • Pears
    • The Reason to go Organic Pesticide exposure has been linked to: • Nervous system disorders • Immune system suppression • Childhood Cancer • Breast Cancer • Diabetes *A study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that organically grown fruits and vegetables contain higher levels of cancer-fighting antioxidants than conventionally produced foods. *In 2006, a study published in the journal of Environmental Health Perspectives reported that children fed diets of organic foods have 6 - 9 X less pesticides in their urine. In fact, they report that switching to organic foods can quickly have "dramatic and protective effect against exposures" to commonly used agricultural chemicals. • Reproductive damage • Hormonal problems and asthma • Exacerbation of ADD/ADHD/Autism • Migraine Headaches • Growth and developmental delays
    • 6. Margarine • Man made product. • Processed with high heat, bleached. • Added colorings to make it yellow. • Added flavors to make it have taste. • Causes inflammation. • Toxifies the cells. …manufacturers begin with the cheapest oils-soy, corn, cottonseed or canola, already rancid from the extraction process-and mix them with tiny metal particles-usually nickel oxide. The oil with its nickel catalyst is then subjected to hydrogen gas in a high-pressure, high-temperature reactor. Next, soap-like emulsifiers and starch are squeezed into the mixture to give it a better consistency; the oil is yet again subjected to high temperatures when it is steam-cleaned. This removes the unpleasant odor. Margarine’s natural color is an unappetizing grey, is removed by bleach. Dyes and strong flavors must then be added to make it resemble butter. Finally, the mixture is compressed and packaged in blocks or tubs and sold as health food. -From Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon How Margarine is Made
    • 7. Diet Soda/Drinks • Contain excitotoxins which excite brain cells harmfully. • Man made, chemically altered, unnatural product – your body doesn’t know what to do with it. • Make you hungrier & want to eat more food.
    • 8. Genetically Modified Foods • Biggest GMO crops are soybeans and corn. They appear in almost everything. • These are genetically modified to allow for major pesticide use … but leading to other problems as well! • Man made • No warning labels Top GMO Products in the US (Number in parentheses represents the estimated % that is genetically modified.) Soy (91%) Cotton (88%) Canola (88%) Corn (85%) Hawaiian papaya (more than 50%) Alfalfa, zucchini and yellow squash (small amount) Tobacco (Quest® brand) The American Academy of Environmental Medicine states, “Several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food,” infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, faulty insulin regulation, and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system. They ask physicians to advise patients to avoid GM foods.
    • 9. Commercial Dairy • Sickest and Weakest of the Sick and Weak. • Loaded with antibiotics, growth hormones, vaccines, etc. • Contains considerable amounts of pus. • Processed with high heat denaturing proteins. What to do • Stay away from conventional dairy! • Organic at a bare minimum. • Ideal is raw organic dairy. (if available in your area) • Other options: almond milk, coconut milk.
    • 10. Seasoned Packaged Foods • Packages pasta/rice mixes. (things with a “flavor packet”) • Soups and soup mixes. • Snack chips. (like flavored tortilla chips) • Frozen meals.
    • The Problem is MSG • MSG is an excitotoxin. • Many people are highly allergic and have severe reactions • MSG Poisoning Symptoms – Headaches/MigrainesHeadaches/Migraines – SterilitySterility – CancerCancer – Mood swingsMood swings – DepressionDepression – HyperactivityHyperactivity – AsthmaAsthma – Heart irregularitiesHeart irregularities – Endocrine disruptionsEndocrine disruptions MSG Aliases •Hydrolyzed vegetable protein •Yeast extract •Autolyzed yeast •Sodium caseinate
    • The Solution Maximized Living Nutrition: The Core Plan Fat Good fats vs. Bad fats: Eat more healthy fats – eliminate damaged fats Protein Naturally raised vs. unnaturally raised animal products: Go organic and natural for animal products Carbohydrates Whole carbohydrates vs. refined carbohydrates: Eat more vegetables – eliminate refined grains and sugars Maximized Living Nutrition: The Advanced Plan Fat Increase your intake of good fats Protein Moderate your intake of protein Carbohydrates Eliminate grains, sugars, and fruits *except berries, granny smith apples, grapefruit in moderation
    • Top 10 Alternatives 1. Salad Dressings: Make your own 2. Candy: Lick the sugar habit 3. Deli/Packaged Meat: Clean sources 4. White Bread: Whole, sprouted, stone ground 5. Sprayed Produce: (Clean 15/Dirty dozen) 6. Margarine: Butter, Olive Oil 7. Diet Soda/Drinks: Greens, Tea, Water 8. GMO Foods: most hazards reduced on core plan, be cautious of most GMO’s 9. Commercial Dairy: Organic/Raw (Beyond Organic) 10. Seasoned Packaged Foods: Organic/natural alternatives.
    • Quick Tips • Keep your basics stocked - keep a list going. • Shop around the outside perimeter of the store. • Save money by cooking at home • Get to know your store/department managers. • Best = Fresh, Next Best = Frozen, Least Desirable = Canned.
    • Buy Fresh & In Season • Buy fruits/veggies only for 2-3 days at a time. • Find out what is in season for your area. • Try to source products as local as possible. • Buy Local: CSA’s, Farmer’s Markets, Co- ops, Health Food Stores
    • Shop Around • Find out where the items you like are the cheapest. • Look for staple items in bulk. – Nuts/seeds/nut butters – Xylitol/stevia – Frozen berries – Avocados • If you don’t see what you want - ASK!
    • Budget Ideas • Buy items in bulk when possible. • Reduce eating out. • Look for ways to cut shipping cost- buy local! • Split large meat orders with friends. • Grow your own…tomatoes, lettuce, berries... • Animal Products 1st , Dirty Dozen 2nd , Everything else 3rd • Look for deals online.
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