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Nutritional Health?

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Are you sabotaging your nutritional health?

Are you sabotaging your nutritional health?

Use Antacids? Antacids are designed to reduce stomach acid based on the assumption that stomach acid is what causes heartburn, bloating, pain and indigestion. Manufacturers advertise antacids for heartburn, yet these medications  neutralize  the  acid  in  the  stomach,  not  in  the  esophagus  where  the  pain  is.  This neutralization interferes with digestion. The second problem with antacids is that they reduce hydrochloric acid so that food isn’t broken down completely, resulting in fermentation, allergic symptoms and painful intestinal problems.

Ignore Complete Supplementation? Taking only one mineral or one B vitamin   can   create   a deficiency of another mineral or vitamin, losing the benefit of either.

Use Antibiotics? Fungus  or  yeast  infections  can  be  directly  caused  by  antibiotics  that  destroy  friendly intestinal bacteria. Another side effect is the loss of B vitamins it creates. Therefore, anything that alters the natural flora and fauna of the intestine, including intestinal disorders, can cause a deficiency of B vitamins.

Eat Cooked, Canned or Otherwise Processed Vegetables and Fruits? Cooking foods destroys vitamins and minerals and also the enzymes important to their digestion. For example, raw nuts are rich in magnesium, but not if they have been processed.  Fruits  and vegetables contain  fiber, important to a healthy  digestive  system,  and  amino  acids  and  digestive  enzymes,  necessary  for  the  proper  breakdown  and assimilation of food and nutrients. The best health-restoring diet includes raw fruits and vegetables as fresh off the vine or tree as possible without having been sprayed with chemical pesticides.

Eat Margarine or Use It in Cooking? Margarine is not heart smart.  The saturated fat in butter may increase bad cholesterol, but at least it doesn’t touch the good cholesterol. Food processors hydrogenate oils to make them thicker, creamier and more appetizing to the consumer. Unfortunately this process also saturates the oils’ fatty acids, changing them into trans-fatty acids.  A diet high in trans-fatty acids increases  bad  LDL cholesterol and decreases good HDL cholesterol.

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