Healthy Food Creates Healthy Blood
Do you know what could be hanging out in your blood? Did you ever think that what you ingest effects whether you have healthy blood? If so, did you ever imagine the impact your blood has on your health? What are the foods that help you have healthy blood?
Let’s take a few moments to explore the important dynamics of the correlation between the food we consume and its influence positive or negative influence on our healthy blood. First, your blood could contain other substances that you may be unaware are hitching a ride along the highway of your blood vessels. The typical American has 240 foreign chemicals in his or her bloodstream. As many as 91 different gluten properties can be detectable in your blood. Sugar’s presence in the blood is well known in our society nowadays. The bloodstream can only hold 2 tablespoons of sugar at most, at any one time. If there is excess sugar present in your blood, then, typically, it goes to the liver and causes damage, according to osteopathic physician Richard Becker.
How is it that many of these unwanted guests enter your bloodstream? It is through the foods you eat that opens the door to the infiltration of your plasma. Sugar, chemical sweeteners, trans-fats, fast foods, pre-packaged foods, desserts, chips, cookies, ice cream and sodas increase the proliferation of the likelihood of contaminating your body’s most precious fluid. Sugar hurts healthy blood by causing inflammation which leads to excess weight gain and many other harmful health conditions. Studies reported by Dr. Richard Becker indicate that just a ½ teaspoon of sugar attacks the immune system for 24 straight hours. Consider that a 12 ounce can of soda contains roughly 10 teaspoons of sugar which totals more than 170 calories, according to the Harvard School of Public Health. It is frightening when you come to the realization that your immune system won’t get any relief because it is getting constantly assaulted by sugar’s onslaught against it. Remember, soda is only one part of one meal. When you add up all the sugar from each meal throughout the day, then it becomes quite apparent how sugar damages healthy blood.
Hydrogenated oils and trans-fats
Hydrogenated oils, partially hydrogenated oils and trans-fats are other threats to healthy blood. They exist in many of the unhealthy oils that comprise the most popular choices in the food industry. As Dr. William Sears states, “But as we age, our immune system weakens and sticky stuff builds.” The “sticky stuff” that stores up in your blood vessels contributes to the deterioration of your healthy blood and body by causing oxidation (your body rusting out internally), inflammation (wear and tear in the body) and glycation (accumulation of sugary sludge in the bloodstream). So, next time you pick up those crackers, peanut butter, potato chips, cookies, pancakes & waffles, chicken wings, coffee creamers, grandma’s birthday cake, French fries, hot glaze donuts, fried pork chops, grocery store pies, cake frosting, ice cream, microwave popcorn, margarine or restaurant cheese biscuits (just to name a few), simply reflect on the damage it can cause inside of you and your family.
The health of your blood affects your whole body
According to the National Institutes of Health, the organs filter more than 200 quarts of blood each day, filtering around 2 quarts of waste products. Practically, every area of your body is affected by whether or not healthy blood is flowing through your body, and the foods that you consume alter the functionality of the blood positively or negatively. Have you been on your favorite roller coaster lately? Up & down the hills, flying around the bend, ascending high and descending low are all the pathways that we experience as we are jolted about on our most crazed amusement park rides. However, when we partake of the wrong types of foods, our blood transports bad ingredients through our blood vessels to various organs sending our health plummeting like a free-falling car down the steepest roller coaster hill. Here is a concise listing of harmful health conditions resulting from feasting on unhealthy sugars and oils: increases unwanted & unneeded weight gain, raises LDL cholesterol levels, increases inflammation, causes joint pain, promotes gut pain (gastritis), diabetes, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, allergies, free radical formation, eczema, arthritis, asthma, pimples, cancer, liver dysfunction and migraines.
There is hope for healthy blood
Conversely, there is hope for maintaining healthy blood! According to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research center, low glycemic and slow digested foods lower inflammation by 22% and reduce unwanted weight gain which lowers stress in the body! It is critical that people include some essential practices in maintaining healthy blood. People should drink ½ their body weight of filtered water in ounces each day, eat foods that are high in fiber daily, and concentrate on consuming a majority of low-glycemic foods for each meal and snack.
Here is a listing of organic foods that promote a healthy blood profile: pure Stevia (natural sweetener: Stevia should be the only ingredient), Agave Nectar (natural sweetener: Amber flavor), wild Salmon, fish oil, greens, green vegetables, all vegetables, all fruits, berries, spices, virgin coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, flaxseed oil, millet flour, pomegranates, acai berries, beets, tomatoes, raw nuts and green tea.
Take control of your life. Only purchase those grocery products that will enhance your healthy blood which is purposed to enrich the organs that it interacts with many times each day. Stop the blockages, blockades and barriers that impede the healthy blood current through your blood vessels by saying “No” to consuming foods that develop obstructions within them. You don’t have to imagine the fantasy of living a better quality of life, but you can now take the necessary actions needed to live well deep on the inside.