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Free Your Gut!

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Free Your Gut!

Isn't it about time you ate healthier and freed your gut from all that crap you have been feeding it?

Got constant problems with your gut and you don't know why? Consider looking at your diet and you will find that most likely 60% of what you are eating is not good for your guts!

Eating a lot of processed foods instead of eating wholesome, grown from the “Earth” foods will raise havoc on your guts!

Want a healthier gut? Eat a healthier diet.

Devise a meal plan for yourself that incorporates all the good stuff you can get right from your local farm stand!

Vegetables, Fruits, good protein – they all come from the Earth not from a factory.

Can't pronounce those ingredients on your food labels? Reading all those preservatives and GMO ingredients on your labels?

Wondering why you have gut problems? This is your answer.

Devise a meal plan that works not just for you, but for your whole family! Start your kiddos out in life by giving them a good diet to learn from. It's not too late to start eating healthy and saving your gut from so many problems! Start Today!

So what exactly do some of those ingredients on your food labels mean:

Here is the Ditty:

MSG -Monosodium Glutamate

(MSG) is a flavor enhancer often added to restaurant foods, canned vegetables, soups, deli meats and other foods.

MSG has been shown to cause lesions on the brain especially in children. These lesions cause cognitive, endocrinological and emotional abnormalities. In children, excess Glutamate affects the growth cones on neurons.

GMO – Genetically Modified Organism

A genetically modified organism is any organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques.

Why do people avoid GMOs?

GMOs have certain chemicals in them that can potentially be harmful to human health. With so many people focused on purchasing healthy food, selling food that could be dangerous to consumers is not good. Not only do GMOs impact humans, but they also have detrimental effects on various animals.

GMOs - are often used to help foods survive longer on shelves when being sold at supermarkets. They can also be used to keep pests away from crops as they grow. However, many people are against having GMOs in their food, and not for bad reasons.

Carrageenan – is a family of natural linear sulfated polysaccharides that are extracted from red edible seaweeds. Carrageenans are widely used in the food industry, for their gelling, thickening, and stabilizing properties.

Dangers and side effects of carrageenan are:

  • inflammation.

  • bloating.

  • irritable bowel syndrome.

  • glucose intolerance.

  • colon cancer.

  • food allergies.

This is just the ditty on three ingredients to watch out for on your labels. Reading is knowledge! Preserve your gut and stay away from the dirty ditty!

Speaking of the dirty ditty – Here are the top Dirty Dozen Foods:

  1. Strawberries.

  2. Spinach.

  3. Kale, collard & mustard greens.

  4. Nectarines.

  5. Apples.

  6. Grapes.

  7. Bell & hot Peppers.

  8. Cherries.

  9. Peaches

  10. Pears

  11. Celery

  12. Tomatoes

Only Buy “Organic” of these Vegetables and Fruits!

NOTE: A small amount of sweet corn, papaya and summer squash sold in the United States is produced from genetically modified seeds. Buy organic varieties of these crops if you want to avoid genetically modified produce.

The more you know the free-er your gut will be!

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