LET’S TAKE A LOOK– I’ve eaten chemical-free as much as possible for a number of years and always suggest others do the same– so now you ask- just what does that mean? Just what are the chemicals put into our foods and how do we leave them out? I covered that on my EAT HEALTHY! page, but let me say it again for those who haven’t seen it. Eating chemical-free is more than washing pesticides off our fresh garden foods after we get them home. Many foods you are familiar with are considered chemicals by the healthy food industry, because when these food ingredients are processed, it removes much of their nutrients and changes their properties. The result is an ingredient that is often toxic to our system, resulting in fat and/or disease when consumed. I have often used sugar as an example. The sugar cane is a plant that comes from Mother Nature and is a wonderful thing for us to enjoy- it can be squeezed and the juice used to sweeten, or dried and used that way. However, when people decided to process it, bleach it white and give us only sweet granules, it then became a chemical. Because it is high in carbs and many people want a low carb sweetener, stevia and Monk fruit have become popular. They too, are from Mother Nature, and are wonderful to have and use as long as they haven’t had their properties changed, thus turning them into chemicals.
SO what about the Ketogenic way of eating?
The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. This has made it a very popular tool for those who need to lose weight and it also has a great many other benefits as well. I’ve noticed that a lot of people are using chemicals to sweeten things with instead of the natural things from Mother Nature, the main one being Erythritol, which is a sugar alcohol and also the main ingredient in Swerve, also very popular with the ‘zero carb’ bunch. Erythritoloccurs naturally in pears, watermelon, grapes, and when processed has no carbs but is very sweet- thus is quite popular. Since I do recommend a chemical-free way of eating, I suggest you go with Monk Fruit or a good Stevia (that doesn’t use the whole plant which tends to make it bitter). Neither of these will add anything to your carbs, yet are found natural in nature, so don’t have the side effects that are sometimes experienced by some who use sugar alcohols. We prefer SweetLeaf, BUT do check ingredients.
We are pleased to recommend to you Dr. Ken Berry MD, who has and continues, to study this subject in depth, bringing us many great videos. You can also ask him questions and he will answer, but be patient- he is a very busy man. You may also follow my progress with this article that I keep up-to-date… Keto Foods- No Potato Or Banana?
TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH!
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My study of how to achieve and keep good health began when I was 18 and has been my lifelong passion. I have learned much over the years and when my T.O.P.S. group dissolved, I created Talk 'N Share. Life happened and I have not done anything with it until now. Since the beginning of this year I have learned many important things and wish to share with others, who like myself, may find it nearly impossible to lose those last few pounds and maintain the loss already achieved.
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