1 Do Not Buy Low-Fat or Fat-Free Products
Low-fat and fat-free products are everywhere. But they are full of sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. They will raise your insulin levels, make you hungry, and prompt weight gain. Fat-free products will also negatively affect your cholesterol by raising your triglycerides and lowering your good cholesterol (C-HDL). Both are negative to cardiovascular health when headed in opposite and wrong directions. These products are processed and should have no place in your diet. Low-fat or fat-free products will make you fat.
2 Do Not Buy Fat-Free Dairy
Yogurt and milk can make a healthy addition to your diet when consumed in moderation, but sugar will not. A fat-free yogurt contains 35 to 50 grams (g) of sugar, only about half of which is natural. This added sugar wreaks havoc on your insulin secretions and sex hormones, and will damage your waistline if not metabolized.
3 Do Not Buy Food Made With Refined Polyunsaturated Oils or Hydrogenated or Partially Hydrogenated Fat
Products made with refined polyunsaturated oils or hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fat are nothing but toxic. They will negatively affect your health and lead to disease. These fats lead to disturbed hormones and poor health. To add insult to injury, many low- fat and fat-free products contain trans fats. It is a deadly combination when both sugar and trans fats are part of your diet.
4 Do Not Buy Products That Contain Ingredients You Cannot Pronounce
The rule of thumb on the Perfect 10 Diet is that if you can’t pronounce any of the ingredients, leave the item on the shelf. These are most likely man-made chemicals that have unknown long-term health effects.
5 Do Not Buy Low-Carb Products with Soy Protein Isolate
Low-carb products are now the latest food gimmick being pushed on the public. While many of these foods contain less sugar, many also contain soy protein isolate, which is dangerous to your health. It can even cause cancer. Low-carb products also contain chemicals, sugar alcohols, and partially hydrogenated oils. All of these are toxic to your body.
6 Do Not Buy Food Made With Natural and Artificial Flavors
When a food item contains this message on its label, it means it contains chemicals. To give food a near natural taste with a prolonged shelf life, artificial chemicals are added to the end product. No one knows what these chemicals are except the food manufacturers themselves. If you’re going to eat it, you deserve to know what it is. Avoid any food that includes natural flavors or artificial flavors.
7 Do Not Buy Food Items that Contain Unspecified Spices
When the average consumer sees the word “spices” in fine print on a food label, he or she may be intrigued, believing the food is tasty and flavorful. However, many chemicals found in processed foods are allowed to be called spices under government regulations. These are not spices, but are man-made chemicals. If the food contains garlic, pepper, or other real spices, it will say so on the package.
8 Do Not Buy Products Containing Sodium Nitrites
Processed meats such as deli cold cuts, bacon, Canadian bacon, sausage, hot dogs, corned beef, and many frozen entrees contain nitrites. The presence of nitrites in small amounts has been strongly correlated to an increased risk for developing colon cancer in many large epidemiologic studies.
9 Do Not Buy Products with Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
MSG is a neurotoxin present in frozen entrees, commercial salad dressings, and bottled sauces that should be completely avoided. Many people are aware that MSG can cause headaches, seizures, and the so-called Chinese restaurant syndrome. But many do not realize that MSG can make you gain weight. If the label lists "spices", natural flavorings, citric acid, or anything hydrolyzed or autolyzed, the product probably contains MSG.
10 Do Not Buy Products with Artificial Sweeteners
Artificial sweeteners found in diet sodas and low-carb products have no calories, but research indicates that artificial sweeteners lead to more weight gain than if you were eating sugar. NutraSweet and Equal also contain aspartame. When ingested, one of aspartame’s ingredients, methyl alcohol, converts into formaldehyde, a deadly neurotoxin. Sweet’N Low is not any better. It contains a coal tar compound. Artificial sweeteners will make you crave sugar and make your body highly acidic. It is commonly believed that cancer cells thrive in an acidic environment.