6 "Healthy" Foods You Shouldn’t Be Eating

Soy
Soy will destroy your thyroid. There is a list of foods that are goitrogenic (thyroid suppressing), but soy is king of them all. Goitrogens are substances in food that can wreak havoc on the function of your thyroid gland by interfering with iodine uptake. Lack of iodine uptake can cause the thyroid to increase in size; an enlarged thyroid is called a “goiter.” If you’ve been affected by thyroid problems, you’ll definitely want to adjust what you eat in order to support the health of your thyroid gland.

Milk
To put it simply, milk should not be a staple in your diet. Unlike popular advertisements tell us, milk should not be poured on or in everything we consume. Dairy contains some very allergenic proteins, such as casein, which can be problematic for many people. And to make matters worse, the casein that’s in our modern dairy has been genetically altered, which can cause inflammation, autoimmune disease, and even type 1 diabetes.

Wheat
By eating some form of wheat morning, noon and night – which many people do – you’re not only probably gaining weight, but are also becoming more susceptible to a long list of inflammatory diseases including heart disease, diabetes, fatigue, acne, arthritis, and IBS. Did you know that the vast majority of wheat harvested today is only a distant ancestor of the wheat that your forebears ate? Over the years, wheat has been genetically modified in order for American farmers to produce a high-yield crop of dwarf-size plants and has never been tested safe for human consumption. Try making meals that don’t focus on wheat and instead, fill up on good, healthy fats, proteins, and lots of vegetables.

Peanuts
There is a good chance the peanuts you are eating contain toxins such as mold.This is true even for organic peanuts or peanut butter. While nuts have a hard, protective shell, peanuts (which are actually legumes) have a soft, permeable pod. Peanuts also grow underground and growing underground with a permeable pod leaves peanuts at the mercy of temperature and moisture conditions including warm humidity that promotes the growth of molds. Peanuts can even grow mold on grocery store shelves if the conditions are right.

Agave
If you use agave as an alternative sweetener you are at risk for weight gain and insulin resistance. It used to be common thinking that agave had a low-glycemic index and doesn’t spike your blood sugar like regular refined-sugar does. But it turns out that agave contains more fructose than any other common sweetener, including high-fructose corn syrup. Agave may actually increase insulin resistance for both diabetics and non-diabetics.

Corn
Corn is a grain and breaks down to sugar very rapidly when consumed. If eaten regularly, it can increase insulin resistance. Elevated insulin levels are linked to most chronic degenerative diseases, including obesity, diabetes and premature aging. Making matters worse, the vast majority of American-grown corn is also genetically modified and dangerous to your health. This genetically modified corn is an ingredient found in almost everything. Read food labels and avoid corn as much as possible.