#8: Refined white flour
Whole grains are a healthy part of any diet, but when they go through the refining process to produce white flour, all of the vital nutrients are stripped away. Then the flour is blasted with chlorine gas in order to make it nice and white. What you’re left with is a product that’s not only drenched in poison, it is a pure carbohydrate, ready to break down to simple sugar in your system.
That leads to a blood sugar spike and crash. Don’t forget that sugar is cancer’s favorite fuel, so leaving a lot of excess cycling in your blood every day sets up a perfect environment for cancer cells to grow.
Instead – Unfortunately, this product is in most commercially produced baked goods, so you may want to bake at home more. Choose unbleached, whole wheat flour for that purpose, and read labels carefully to determine how much of the white stuff is in packaged products. Your grocery’s bread aisle should actually have a number of whole grain choices alongside of the white bread.