4 Fake Health Foods

There are common foods we hear about that are considered healthy. The food machine has said these foods are healthy for so long we now believe this to be true. They have formed what Wayne Dyer has called “mental viruses or mental memes” in our minds and thought processes. However, upon further inspection some of these so called “healthy foods” are wreaking havoc on our bodies and our brains.

1) Tomatoes – Tomatoes contain something called “Lectins” these are plant proteins that act just like gluten and gliadin in grains and wheat. As Dr. Steven Gundry states “not all plants like to be eaten.” These lectins lead to leaky gut due to stomach penetration. Tomatoes also contain Solanines. These are neurotoxins that damage your brain and are very dangerous and some people are very sensitive to them. Tomatoes are part of the “night shade” family along with green peppers (and all the other colors), peppers such as cayenne, white potatoes, and eggplant. Theses foods were only introduced into our diet about 200 years ago. 

2) Beans – Beans have very high amounts of lectins as well. Did you know 20% of all food poisonings come from undercooked beans? Yes! Beans are so lethal that 5 raw kidney beans will kill a person by coagulating (thickening) your blood. Not to mention they are a carbohydrate that is very high in starch which gets immediately converted to sugar and stored as fat.

3) Cashews – This is actually a member of the tuber family (potato) but fits in the category with beans and lectins. Are you are kind of getting the idea these “lectin” things aren’t such a good idea? What to eat instead of cashews? Try walnuts, pecans, macadamia, Brazil nuts, pistachios, and sometimes almonds. See my blog post on almonds! 

4) Grain –  You might think it would be the gluten, but not necessarily! Did you know that gluten is not 1 thing but a combination of things called glutenins and gliadins? These make up gluten! Again, it is those pesky lectins. Particularly in brown bread, it is worse than white bread when it comes to lectins. This is one of the fake health foods that makes you crave sugar and sweets – Brown Bread! I know it sounds contrary to everything you have been told or taught, but brown bread is no better for you, and in some cases it is worse for you, than white bread.

These are just a few of the top fake health foods we, as Americans, consume the most. These four foods are some of the “biggest inflammation sources” we have in our diet.

And, as you know by now, inflammation is the cause of every disease!

Remember, just because it says health food, low-carb, low-fat, keto approved, or any of the other marketing slogans the food industry uses to get you to buy their products, the media machine professes the benefits of some food as healthy, doesn’t mean we should be eating it.

​In fact, it should be a big loud message that says “stay away”! 

Have a great day and vibrant health,

Dr. Don Sharnowski

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