Junk Food is Poison. It is not a treat. A treat is something that is good for you. For food to be a treat, it needs to be good for your body. It needs to give you the nutrients that you need in order to grow, repair damages, and prevent disease. The nutrients that do this are the proteins, calcium, fiber, essential oils, vitamins, and other minerals. When you eat food, it gets broken down into these nutrients and then they get reassembled to build and repair and take care of your health.
If you put something in your mouth that does not have these nutrients, then it is actually something that is bad for you. It is bad because it steals whatever nutrients you may have had from other more nutritious food. Those few nutrients are used to take care of the junk that was deficient in nutrients.
Imagine a piece of junk food that has artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, or anything else that is not real food. Every time you put something like that in your body even though it is not even food and it has zero nutrition in it, your body has to waste the good nutrients, which I call soldiers, from previous meals to capture and take out the poisons. If you are stressed, you will have very few of these good soldiers. You need them to capture viruses before they copy each other. You need them to keep your immune system strong, or to generate new skin, to stay looking healthy or young, or to heal booboos. You need them so that you can focus. If you eat very few good soldiers and a lot more junk, you are cheating your body.
Many times, children and adults put into their mouth junk that does not have any nutritional value at all. The Valentine’s candy, for example, has only poisons in it and absolutely no nutrients. The artificial ingredients are made from gasoline. In small amounts, we do not notice the damage right away. But there is damage, and I have written about that in other entries.
Anything that you put in your mouth (except water) needs to provide nutrition. It should not take away nutrition. If it does, it is a poison. It kills slowly, but it kills. It also does significant damage to people’s bank accounts when they start to frequent the dentists when they are older.
Look at labels and see if the food gives anything that your body needs. Look for food that has twice as much protein as fat. You need to get calcium from lean sources as well. You need to mix fiber with every bite of protein. And you need essential oils.
Do not listen to foods that say that they are healthy. They are marketing themselves to get your dollars. Listen to my advice. Read my books. And eat many frequent meals balanced with protein, fiber, and calcium. You will be lean and healthy.