Top 5 Foods to Avoid

There are millions of people that are suffering and dying much earlier and are losing their lives to diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, obesity, etc. Most of these preventable diseases are the expected outcome when we don’t fuel our bodies with the right foods.

Sadly, we spend lots of money on our hair, clothes, shoes, makeup, cars and homes; yet, we  put all types of food in our mouths without any concern for the impact on our health. I talk to people all the time and what I hear is, “eating healthy is too expensive”, and that’s when I question them about the monies spent on their hair, clothes, shoes, car, etc. Then I ask, what will it cost if they are ever diagnosed with a life threatening illness or disease, i.e., cancer, diabetes, heart disease, etc.?

My number one goal is to educate and assist people in removing toxic, dangerous foods and replacing with healthful, living foods. Through research, there are 5 foods that should be replaced and then eliminated from our diets. These are the foods that cause the most severe damage to our bodies. Although the effects may not be immediate, it has been proven that these foods cause considerable degradation and consequently a weakened immune system that is set up to develop disease. The five killer foods are: (1) animal products; (2) white sugar; (3) white bleached flour; (4) white table salt; and (5) caffeine.

Animal Products

Animal products are the cause of up to 90 percent of all physical problems experienced by people. If you eliminate animal products, you eliminate the risk of experiencing a heart attack by 90%; you reduce the risk of cancer almost completely; you reduce the probability of adult-onset diabetes to nearly zero; and you reduce the risk of acid stomach problems by almost 100%.

White Sugar

Sugar is found in almost every manufactured food product. It contributes to obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and emotional problems. According to research, ingestion of sugar results in reduced white blood cells for up to 5 hours. The white blood cells are the immune system’s first line of defense against foreign invaders. Some of the effects of sugar are: (1) it depresses the immune system; (2) contributes to hyperactivity, depression, and crankiness in children; (3) increases the risk of Chrohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis; and (4) causes mental problems.

White Table Salt

Sodium Chloride, known as table salt, is another killer food. When we consume more than needed, we create a toxic substance that wreaks havoc in our system and cells.

White Bleached Flour

White flour is nothing more that refined carbohydrates and can contribute to obesity. The reason why this flour is considered bad is because of the way it is made. The first thing they do with a natural grain of wheat is strip off the outer shell; then, they remove the wheat germ, which contains all the nutrients. What’s left after all the processing is something called endosperm, which they grind into a fine powder and then bleach it so that it is white. Now you have a fine white bleached substance with no nutritional value.


When you consume caffeine, your body will make every effort to reject it as quickly as possible. Your blood vessels constrict, making your heart beat faster, which causes your adrenalin to pour into your system to deal with this stimulant. Continuous consumption of caffeine can cause nervousness, irritability, insomnia, and depression. Caffeine is considered a toxic poison that will damage the lining to your stomach and cause damage to your liver and kidneys.

According the author of The Hallelujah Diet, George Malkmus, anything that is not real food is treated as a toxic poison by the body. Your body will try to rid itself of the poison, but if it is unable to do so, it will store it somewhere in the body. So if you desire to have a healthy body and experience good health, you must eliminate certain foods.

I welcome your questions or comments.

Brenda T Bradley, PhD