15 Foods To Banish From Your Kitchen

Vowing to lose weight, eat better, and start an exercise program come the first of January? Good for you. This is a great time of year to shift away from processed, sugar and fat heavy foods, and raise the quality of your meals. I have found the best way to begin is to clear the temptation foods off the pantry shelves and out of the refrigerator and restock with just what you need to achieve your goals. To this end I have provided a list to identify the foods you should eliminate.

1. Pasteurized, Homogenized Milk: there’s a raw milk movement steam rolling across this country because of the health issues caused by commercial milk. Buying organic is a better choice, but eliminating milk from your diet would be ideal.

2. White Bread: with nothing to commend it nutritionally, buy organic whole grain bread made without enriched flours and do your intestines a favor.

3. Vegetable Oils: blended from seeds and plants, oils are an important part of your daily diet so choose ones that are non-GMO and grown organically. A few examples to buy are: extra virgin olive oil, sesame oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, and ghee (clarified butter).

4. Mac & Cheese box: an inexpensive and quick favorite for children and adults alike, but opt for the organic whole grain or dairy-free version of M&C. Better still make your own from scratch.

5. Canned Soups: most are loaded with sodium and questionable oils. Go instead with low sodium, organic soups in aseptic containers.

6. Peanut Butter with additives: with 16 grams of fat per 2 tablespoons why indulge your senses in dangerous partially hydrogenated fats when you can enjoy real nut butters without the added sugars and salt.  Explore the raw nut butters for a nutritious treat.

7. Breakfast Cereal: mostly a waste of time, yet people insist on their morning bowl, so best to buy a whole grain cereal containing little or no sugar and sweeten to taste at the table.

8. Refined White Flour: the refined gluten becomes glue in your intestines causing a huge traffic jam down below. Instead buy whole wheat, spelt, and rice flours or try a packaged gluten free flour mix when making your next batch of pancakes.

9. Velveeta Cheese: anything is better than this pseudo-food product, and if you must eat cheese than opt for a raw, organic variety that retains the natural enzymes. It is good to note that humans can digest a sheep or goat’s cheese better than pasteurized cow’s cheese.

10. Enriched Pasta: if it is enriched it is also refined flour, meaning more glue for your intestines. With so many delicious whole grain pastas now available have fun trying a rice fettuccini or a spelt angel hair for your next dinner.

11. Coffee: this crop is so highly sprayed with toxic pesticides, plus you drink a cup of Joe at least once a day, that you are much better off spending a bit more and buying a fair trade organic brand.

12. Chicken Eggs: begin by watching the documentary Food Inc. and you’ll understand why buying free range, organic eggs from a local farmer is so much better for your health and the health of the laying hens.

13. Instant Grains: actually instant anything should be bagged and put out on the curb for the garbage men to pick up in the morning. Preparing whole grains from scratch is so much easier when you use a rice cooker, a pressure cooker, or a Crockpot.

14. Frozen Dinners: if you are depending on these processed, nutrition depleted meals to see you through the day then wear blinders when shopping. The time it takes a frozen dinner to bake in a real oven (no microwaves, please), you can create a nutritious meal from scratch. If you are not convinced read the ingredients list.

15. White Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners: you won’t have to suffer sugar withdrawals when you replace the sweet taste with raw honey, maple syrup, rice syrup, and the herbal sweetener stevia. And if you don’t know how destructive artificial sweeteners can be for your brain click HERE to be enlightened, then throw what you have in the trash, period.

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Simone Santos
Simone 2 years ago

ótimo texto, vale a leitura!

Melania Padilla
Melania Padilla3 years ago

Thanks for posting, great info! Happy to say I avoid most of them :)

richa blue akasha
Rich Blue3 years ago

informative..thanks for sharing :)

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener3 years ago

Check 15 times.

Iona Kentwell
Iona Kentwell3 years ago

It's so funny the little idiocyncracies and naughty foods each of us covet. I discovered a fair trade organic coffee that tastes great and costs the same as other coffees in my local mainstream supermarket, I couldn't believe it! I can't stand instant foods, though from time to time a premade sauce is a time and energy saver. My eggs come from my backyard, you can't get fresher than that! But i can't do fresh milk. Even when I had a close friend who was a dairy farmer, he would come in in the morning with a pail for his house fresh from the cow, I could barely stand to have it in my coffee, something about it just freaked me out. Weird I know.

Cheryl H.
Cheryl H.3 years ago

Beware of soy products. Most soymilks are GM and they can inhibit thyroid function. For more info on that, go to www.mercola.com. Almond or hemp milks are better. Some are organic and guaranteed non-GMO. Big Ag is ruining our food supply. The destruction of our topsoil through use of chemicals and pesticides is rendering much of our food worthless in terms of nutrition. No wonder so many are sick. Livestock is raised under cruel and unhealthy conditions. Even our pets can become fat because of the corn that is added to many pet foods that are found in grocery stores. Dogs and cats would not even eat corn under normal conditions. Any processed food that contains corn syrup, especially high-fructose corn syrup is best avoided. Nearly all the corn products that are added to processed food such as chips or tortillas are GM unless the food is certified USDA organic. We all must fight to have GM foods labeled and to insist on a healthy, sustainable food supply.

Ruerd V.
Ruerd V.3 years ago

Rigth on, i grew up on a farm drinking raw milk, untill i moved to the city and eventually forego on drinking milk. Instead i use soy milk and bio sour milk.
Furthermore a while ago i started using coconut oil after i read that it does wonders to stop alzheimers. There is even a medicine based on coconut oil against alzheimers.
And i practically gave up peanut butter, the rare occasions i do use it i buy organic peanut butter.

Ann Fuller
Ann Fuller3 years ago

Don't drink coffee very often (perhaps twice a week when having lunch out) Don't know what 'mac n cheese' is! (I live in Australia! ) Don't use sugar, sweetners or eat white bread (only multigrain). I love my cheese and real cow's milk (not that I have them often.)

Debbie Crowe
Debbie Crowe3 years ago

It looks like my pantry will be bare when I clear out all these items. LOL.

Despina V.
Despina Vekris3 years ago

Thank you