Eating refined sugar weakens your immune system and promotes yeast overgrowth. All non-diet soda pops have 8 teaspoons in each can. Most packaged cereals have sugar as their major ingredient. Avoid most natural sweeteners (including corn syrup, fructose, honey, sucrose, maltodextrin, dextrose, molasses, rice milk, almond milk, white grape juice, fruit juice sweetened, brown rice syrup, maple syrup, date sugar, cane sugar, corn sugar, beet sugar, succinate and lactose). When in doubt about the sugar content of a food you can always look at the list of ingredients and see how many grams of carbohydrates are listed. Unless the carbohydrates are from above ground vegetables you should be concerned that they represent sugars that could alter your insulin levels.

Avoid hypoglycemia. 

Most of us eat large amounts of grains and sugars that cause us to have large amounts of insulin circulating in our blood. When you stop eating grains your body will take several days to lower your insulin levels. In the meantime the high insulin levels will cause you to have many symptoms such as dizziness, confusion, headaches and generally feeling miserable.

Many people ask about Splenda, Equal or NutraSweet (Aspartame). These artificial sweeteners need to be eliminated. There are more adverse reactions to NutraSweet reported to the FDA than all other foods and additives combined. In certain individuals, it can have devastating consequences. One should also avoid artificial chemicals like MSG.

Reduce your intake of sweeteners.

It’s best to avoid sweeteners whenever possible, but the following sweeteners are acceptable:  Stevia, Truvia, Xylitol

This is one of 6 great elements to Eating Healthy and Detoxing your body. To read more about all of these elements, read the entire article, “Eating your way to Detoxed”


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